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Am I the only one?

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Hey, haven't posted here in quite awhile but I wanted to get other people's input on this . lately more so than before i find myself completely exhausted drained throughout most of the day and just doing one small thing such as cleaning up the house Makes me really exhausted and miserable . I try so hard for my son to be there and to do whatever I can to care for him (he's two) so he's running around like crazy and messes one thing up and moves to the next. Which of course is perfectly explained behavior for a 2 year old. I know he just at this age and of course I let him be a child . But it makes me miserable and I just don't understand how some moms do it all, work, cook , clean , maintain a household , and please a husband . When just doing the bare minimum makes my body feel like I ran a marathon . And of course I'm exhausted all day , all I want to do is lay in bed all day. But then at night even though I'm exhausted I have horrible insomnia . Even though my body is drained and exhausted my mind doesn't stop ! Does anyone else feel like way ? And is this just normal depression ?

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You’re not the only one. This post reminded me a lot of my depression. Some people seem to be able to do it all, but it takes you the same amount of effort just to get up in the morning. It’s so draining. Just have to keep chipping away, keep trying things, baby steps, one task at a time.

Wishing I could just snap out of this , it's so frustrating but thank you for telling me

I'm not alone in this , I know it's just a work in process 💙

I really appreciate you being brave and putting your feelings out there. First off, I want to encourage you that you are NOT alone. So many moms feel this way - me included! It's ok to be tired, you have a lot on your plate and you need to cut yourself some slack! I would also ask if you've talked with your doctor about these issues. Sometimes the fatigue and sleeplessness, etc can be caused by an actual physical imbalance or other issue. Are you able to take some time for yourself to recharge? Go to lunch with a friend, get your hair cut, etc? I know it's hard to take time for yourself but in my experience that can really make a difference in my out look. Hang in there, you're doing great!

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