I’ve taken a huge, and by huge I mean HUGE, step in becoming a better mum. I’m starting a self help program, to learn how to control emotions and not get stressed by my kids.
It’s been hard lately, I’ve been getting stressed, not enough sleep, a cranky 3 year old, a tired and cranky 1 year old. Some days it just gets too much. But its all about to change.
The book is called Happy Mum Handbook. Its by a Queensland woman, Jackie Hall. She found she hit breaking point when she threw a knife down, it bounced and almost hit her son in the head. She needed help. She got it, and is now helping other mums.
I don’t want to get to that point. Some days I really think I could throw things, smash everything breakable. I would regret it and I’m sure it wouldn’t help in the long run. So, I’ve signed up for her help.
I’ve never been good at asking for help, I just let the frustration fester inside until I cry. Doesn’t help at all. I almost broke into tears when I told my husband that I’d signed up for self help. Not sure if I was embarrassed or just glad I’ve finally done something about my stress. Probably a bit of both.
Not anymore! Times are changing. This house will be a fine oiled machine, with more love, less yelling and screaming, lots more cuddles (we do actually cuddle a lot) and less stress.
Wish me luck on my personal journey. I’ll keep you updated.
You can find more out about the book here.