Overthinking

I’m an overthinker.

I can be sitting in a room full of friends and still wonder if I’m alone.

I can be held in the arms of a lover and still wonder if I’m loved.

I can be offering advice to someone in need and still wonder if I’m a good person.

I’m a person that yearns for reassurance.

I like hearing ‘I love you’ and I love being invited to do things.

Maybe I’m greedy but I don’t feel like I hear those things enough.

Am I still overthinking?

Maybe I am.

All I know is that I feel so alone and so unloved and so unwanted sometimes that I think my head is going to explode.

How do I stop thinking that the world is out to get me?

Why do I set myself up to feel a heartbreak that isn’t really there?

Overthinking is my character flaw.

Amidst all of it, I know in my heart that I’m a good person and that I’m loved and wanted,

But when is the voice in my head going to stop telling myself otherwise?

The Overthinking Mom in an Age of Information Overload

Google receives 63,000 searches every second.

There is so much information that we hold within the palms of our hands…

In today’s world, It’s easy to get caught up in what motherhood should be. We constantly battle with whether what we are doing is right or wrong because that’s all we see up and down our newsfeeds. DO THIS and DON’T DO THAT and WATCH OUT FOR THIS and MAKE SURE YOU DON’T FORGET TO…

Whereas a lot of information out there can be helpful, I’m sick of seeing articles bashing one parenting style from another. I’m already cautious enough with raising my baby, I don’t need your bogus claims about what’s okay and what’s not okay to make me feel like I’m not a good enough mother. 

We should never feel pressured into perfection. We need to quit trying to conform ourselves into an image that anyone can portray on the Internet. Nobody is the “perfect mom” that you have put yourself down for not being.

You are doing an amazing job, Mom. Not everyone can do what you do! Don’t let an article online make you feel like you are anything less than amazing. Use today’s access of the Internet in a way that builds you up, rather than making you feel as if you’re not as good as the essential oil/ all natural/ gluten-free/ organic/ WHATEVER mom out there. You are!! Xxx