The female brain is wired anatomically very differently to the male brain. The woman's brain among other differences allows us to naturally see everyday things from a broader, "big-picture" perspective. This is very helpful in planning, decision making and intuiting solutions to problems. However the downside is that we can become #overwhelmed and overburdened by the many, many details that make up the modern mother's daily life because we see it all at once. And it sometimes feels too big. Knowing this can help us, when we feel that sense of overwhelm, to take a step back and focus on what is in front of us rather than thinking through every possible consequence of every possible scenario or decision.
Sometimes the kindest thing we need to do for ourselves, is just take one step at a time. #motheringme#femalebrain#onestepstatime
We are a crazy mess over here. Man you guys...life is crazy isn’t it?! I mean really, it can pull us in so many different directions at the same time! That was today in the LaNier house.
Today was leg day, 6pm rolled around and we were beat and still running around checking off the list of “must do’s” today, but we knew we couldn’t skip LEG DAY! So...me and the hubs pushed play anyways! It wasn’t a perfectly executed workout, but in the midst of 2 fussy babies, we got it done and our legs were a shakin! 🏋🏻♀️🏋🏻♀️🏋🏻♀️
Those endorphins are so magical! If you’re stressed guys, you need to workout! I’m tellin ya! It’s such a game changer! 🤹🏻♀️🤹🏻♀️🤹🏻♀️🤹🏻♀️
What about you?? What’s your go to thing to do when you’re stressed and overwhelmed?
I got my first real look 👀 at the girls 👯♀️ today during my post-op appointment. My PS 👨⚕️ seems to be pleased 👍🏼👍🏼 with my cosmetic outcome. Honestly, I don’t know how I feel? 🤷♀️ Not at all what I expected it to feel like but, there has been a lot of Big changes over the past six months. Part of me feels guilty 😔 for feeling this way because, I’m extremely lucky 🍀 this is all I had to go through! I’m sure, I’ll be happy 🙂 once the swelling 🍈🍈 goes down. ⬇️ I need some time to heal physically and emotionally. 🙏🏼 Hopefully, one day they’ll feel like part of my body again. ✨🙌🏽💞👩🏼 #whattheheck#overwhelmed#ballofemotions#reconstructionsurgery#itsaprocess#brcajourney#brca2#previvor#adjustment#period#brcasisterhood#mystory
❤️ I just have to say #thankyou ❤️ I got a call from a friend today that she had something for me and when I stopped by it was this. She told me she knew that times for me lately have been tough and she wanted to bring me a little happiness going into the next week. This prep for me has been long. I’ve had good days and bad. Been on fire and then sick twice . I’ve had family issues , busy with my 2 crazy children, been to funerals and have been worried sick about things I can’t control . I most definitely haven’t had lots of time to spend with family and friends. My brain feels like the size of a goldfish and thinks just as well. I have become stronger and more dedicated to my goals, even if that means not going to bed until midnight to get everything I need done done. This #wonderfulwoman came into my life a short while ago and the connection is one that is meant to last a lifetime. Thank you to all my friends and family that have been cheering me on every step of the way each and everyday! I feel so #blessed, #loved and #overwhelmed with #support 🙏 it means more to me than I could ever express in words. Some days I truly don’t know how I’d get through it if it wasn’t for you and you all know who you are❤️ so today I’m #grateful to all of you. And @meiklehollie you’re a #kindredspirit one that #lightsupmyday and I #appreciate you and your #kindness#iamsoblessedtohaveyouinmylife 🙏🙏❤️❤️
I don't think you understand how special today was. These 2 women right here just breathe life into my dreams, my passions, my legacy! I'm still soaking it all in...Exclusive private lunch in the IN, with 15 other powerhouse authors, And @iammikkitaylor?!!?!? GOD, wow God!!! Thank you for reminding me that I belong in that room. That this little Brown Latina belongs in the United Nations Impacting the world with my little story! #overwhelmed#grateful#theloveexpert
If someone could invent one of these SHARPISH, that'd be greaaaaaaaat..... In the meantime I'm working on something called Radical Acceptance, a #DBT skill in accepting a situation as it is (while still feeling the necessary emotions) if we cannot change it. Or accepting that we can do only what WE can. It's not simple, it's not easy, particularly for emotionally sensitive people. But if we can master it it pays off in a BIG way, because we won't be having such strong reactions to things out of our control 👍
Give it a google, I found some good pages on it from Psychology Today.
I need to stop these 1am posts, naughty Bev.
💙 (Image description: A simple, slightly wibbly, line drawing of what appears to be a light switch. It has a bit of tabs on it that says "emotions".)