"Am I crazy—or am I just exhausted?" It's a question many mothers ask themselves on a regular basis—and that's often because we're so overrun with the mental load and our many responsibilities that brain fog inevitably sets in, leaving us feeling utterly overwhelmed and running on empty.
If this sounds familiar to you, you aren't alone. But what should you do? Keep reading to learn all about the mental load and why it can lead to complete exhaustion and feelings leaving you saying, “I think I’m losing my mind.”
In today’s hectic world, it’s pretty common to feel overwhelmed and wonder, "Am I crazy?" But just because something is common doesn’t mean it’s healthy! It adds up—and rather quickly sometimes—leavings us depleted of energy and stamina.
While this experience is prevalent in our population as a whole, I’d venture to guess that no one has more demands or asks themselves “Am I Crazy?” more than the modern mom.
Moms are pulled in every possible direction. Between our physical, mental, and emotional responsibilities to our kids, spouse/partner, and extended family (including aging parents), it’s a lot to juggle.
Then, when you add in the demands of work and being almost constantly available these days, finances, keeping your home in good shape, and, finally, being tasked with remembering everything for everyone, it’s no wonder we feel like we’re losing it!
Think about the amount of time you spend thinking about how to juggle schedules, appointments, extracurricular activities, homework help, your own work demands, quality time with the kids, your spouse or partner’s emotional needs, family time as a whole, dinners and meal prep, cleaning and maintaining the house, staying in touch with friends, caring for your aging parents, managing family finances … the list never ends!
And, shockingly, research and surveys reveal that the more money a mom makes with your job, the greater her demands are at home, too! Crazy, right?
A 2017 report revealed that moms who are also the breadwinners of their family are:
So many of us are being pulled in so many directions that if feels like our lives are in utter havoc!
It’s no wonder that you may have experienced brain fog or even emotional breaks from time-to-time: It’s humanly impossible to be everything to everyone every moment of every day! Yet, we demand this from our minds and our bodies all the time and are surprised when we forget something or feel emotional.
The result? We ask ourselves, “Am I crazy?” or “Am I going crazy?” when, in reality, we should be asking, “What can I do to change this toxic cycle? How can I find some balance and reclaim my energy, my time, and even my sanity while making sure my responsibilities are covered?”
That’s the million-dollar question, my friend—not “Am I going crazy?” but “What can I do to find balance and feel like myself again?”
Why is that the question? Because, right now, I bet you feel like a shell of yourself and not fully present in your own life.
When is the last time you really connected on a deep level with your kids? When is the last time you slowed down enough just to go outside and breathe in the fresh air for a few minutes? When did you last feel peace? Connection? True, unadulterated happiness?
The key to finding this level of peace, happiness, and connection all beings with your ability to calm your body’s production of cortisol (i.e., “the havoc hormone”). You see, your adrenal glands release the havoc hormone to help your body adapt to the havoc and stress around you. In short bursts, it’s a good thing!
But when you’re constantly under stress or dealing with havoc around you, this constant production winds up sending your body into havoc, and that’s when you begin noticing it: the brain fog. The weight gain. The exhaustion coupled with insomnia. The feelings of failure. The bloating.
The list goes on, but you get it. If any of this sounds familiar, all that havoc inside your body—the result of your body’s attempt to meet the demands of your environment—has led you to the development of a syndrome that’s now controlling your life: adrenal fatigue.
Basically, your adrenal glands are completely run down by the demands placed on them to produce the havoc hormone almost constantly. But you can’t just stop the chaos in your life, right? How can you return to a life of peace and balance?
Believe it or not, there is a proven four-step protocol to treating adrenal fatigue and restoring balance to your life. And practically anyone can do it!
The hardest part? You have to be willing to grant yourself a place at the top of your priority list. I know it can be hard, but if you’re tired of asking yourself “Am I crazy?” and want to return to being your best, most engaged self for those you love, it’s a must-do!
If you suspect you may have adrenal fatigue and you’re ready to regain control of your health—and your life—today, I want to invite you to take my short quiz to learn if you could have this syndrome.
Then, click here to learn more about this all-too-common syndrome and what to do about it. You can also find in-depth and detailed information on adrenal fatigue, a 30-day plan to help you begin to eliminate the symptoms and restore balance to your life, and even some delicious and family-friendly recipes in my bestselling book Total Health Turnaround.
Make today the day you make the change not only for your family and friends, but for yourself!