Out of Batteries

My friend recently told me, “I feel like I’m going to collapse, but the kids keep going.” Anyone else feel this way?

These kids seem to have everlasting batteries and no off switch. How do they do it?? I would give anything to have one ounce of their energy. Some days I’m exhausted by like 9am 😂.

What’s their secret?

I wonder if it’s the lack of stress. Children don’t bear the burdens we carry for them as adults. They embody the carefree life. 

Stress is one of those things that can cause just about any illness. It’s gotta be a prime factor in our fatigue. It weighs us down, emotionally and physically. Why wouldn’t it make us more tired too?

It’s ironic that we birth children who drain our life force but need our sustained energy to function. It’s one of those paradoxes in life where love just kind of makes it all work even though it seems impossible. 

Our love for our children is so great, that we will sacrifice everything, including ourselves, to take care of them. This further perpetuates the cycle of giving too much and depleting our bodies. 

We have to take time for ourselves. We have to fill up our cup, so we can pour in our children. We can only keep up with their boundless energy if we replenish our own batteries. In order to do this, we need to let go of our stress! So sit down, plug into your favorite coping skill, and recharge yourself.

Published by Jacqueline Pinchuk

♡ Enjoying life, one story at a time ♡ Wife to a gentle giant. Mama of four. Storyteller by trade ♡ Follow my blog to be a part of the adventure!

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