28 July 2014

Funk.

I like to keep things real around here. And things aren't always awesome. This past week has been a really tough one for my family. I'm thinking that it's just that annoying adjustment period after getting back from a trip. You know, where you have to resume adult responsibilities and tedious repetitive schedules. I'm sure that my cramping and exhaustion thanks to Aunt Flo (sorry TMI) doesn't help matters at all. But seriously, we have all been in the biggest funk ever. Even the kids have turned into monsters since being home.
And my Mothering skills this past week? Definitely leave something to be desired.

I know that people have bad days, weeks... heck, even bad months. But when I go through these phases and my patience is paper thin -- I catch my self wondering "What the heck business do I have being a Mother right now?" My poor kids need me and I am just going through the motions, as opposed to actually wanting to be there. And like I said, they've been total hellions since we've been home. Not sure if they are just feeding off my negative energy, or I'm feeding off theirs. Either way, it's been a challenge.

I have found myself just sitting on the couch, dreading having to get up to make lunches, help my child go to the bathroom, or break up one of the sixty seven fights they've had that day. I've had no energy, no motivation, and just feel down in the dumps. I HATE this feeling, because usually, I'm pretty quick to snap out of these kinds of mood swings, but this time, it's gone on way too long.

Truth is, I'm not sure what to do to get out of this funk. I've tried working out, taking the kids out to the park, I even went to the hospital and met my good friend's brand new baby. But, no luck. Still come home feeling just icky.

I think I've decided that I'll try the "fake it till you make it" method and hope that snaps me out of it.

 

 Maybe you all have some advise for me? Or can at least commiserate with me. ;-)

12 comments:

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Fake it til you make it and have an extra cup of coffee :) Happy Monday, friend!

ashlyebrink said...

I agree with the "fake it til you make it" method. And honestly some days, weeks, months are hard and just try to start your day with a smile and positive attitude and remind yourself how lucky you are. It doesn't always work but at least we can start our days with a good attitude. You are doing a good job and life isn't always easy. Keep up the good work!!

The girls said...

Oh, I can so relate. I felt like I was in a funk for a solid year, and I had no clue to get out of it. (Having my husband gone for yearly military deployments certainly didn't help). I finally got fed up and went to the doctor. Turns out, I had a severe vitamin D deficiency! As in, not even on the charts deficient. Google it, it definitely explained a lot. Once I got on a high-dose therapy, things started falling back in line, back to normal. Good luck getting out of the funk!

Becky Goerend said...

Yep, fake it til you make it. Maybe you need a mommy's night out, too? Call up some girlfriends and get the heck out of the house!

Alex said...

Childcare! Honestly I am a better mom after having time away to work.

Alex said...

There is nothing wrong with taking time to yourself if it means are a better mom at the end of the day. Everybody wins!

Jodi said...

I can totally relate. I'm in a total funk and don't feel like doing anything I don't have to do including training for my 50 mile walk which is not good. I need to get my butt in gear. Not sure if the fake it thing will work for me since I actually really need to get out there and do some distance walking. Hopefully we'll both be in better places by the weekend! :)

Brenda D Priddy said...

Sometimes just doing the bare minimum for a few days helps you prepare to tackle it all again later!

fromcubicletohome.com said...

I feel your pain! I have to drag myself around to get things done. Its the days where the beds are all made that I feel I have it together ;)

Sarah said...

ugh. i feel you. i have had AF since may. MAY! non stop. my t25 is becoming dusty. i am in a huge funk. my poor husband.

Amanda Jillian B said...

Add extra coffee to your plan

Lauren @ Lot Forty Eight said...

at times like these for me, i try to pamper myself and "feed my soul." like indulging in guilty pleasures and eating my favorite dish and trying to enjoy and appreciate the good things in my life