Mom’s Journal: Weary Thoughts

Weary thoughts…

I have many. So many thoughts that my mind becomes weary and my eyebrows feel tight. Never a moment feeling relaxed in my thoughts. One small and meaningless thought turns into a million more. Never letting me relax. I think, “How can I solve this?” and “How can I make them happy?” 

What must I do to make life more fulfilling and possibly more exciting? What should I make for dinner? Will it be enough? Tomorrow I will write that blog post or finally tackle cleaning the cupboards. Will tomorrow be easier? Will I finally let my soul relax? 

Should I be more transparent? We know that I am leaving out many thoughts. So many, in fact, that they would leave you feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Writing helps….

When I write about just about anything it helps me feel calmer. I greatly need calmness and peacefulness in my life. Otherwise, I cannot function in a kind and helpful way for family and friends. If anyone comes around me full of nerves, hostility or anger I will not stick around. My soul depends on peace.

Intuition, empathy, and emotional sensitivity….

What do these mean?

Intuition is the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. That gut feeling you get when someone is lying to you or when something is about to happen…good or bad. Do you ever listen to yours?

Empathy is the psychological identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts or attitudes of another. When you know by feeling and understanding others. 

“Emotionally sensitive people have a deeply sensitive perspective of the world, such as being connected to animals and nature more than most. They are generally attuned to the emotions of others and can exhibit both excessive tolerance and intolerance.”-(source: Karyn D. Hall PhD)

Having these traits or whatever you’d like to call them, can be a really beautiful gift. However, it can also be stressful, painful and draining to my mind, body and soul. I am working on this every day. Taking time to do things for myself, having quiet time and staying away from negative things and people have helped. Just learning and taking it one day at a time.

I found a really good article I’d like you all to read here, 5 Gifts of being highly sensitive.

💜 Jessica


26 thoughts on “Mom’s Journal: Weary Thoughts

  1. letstalkmum says:

    So beautiful! Thanks for sharing I can totally relate! I think as mothers we have these traits naturally but there are a small few of us who carry that extra ability to, like you have mentioned in your quote above, read everything people don’t say. Lovely post thanks for sharing!

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  2. Mei N says:

    Taking time for ourselves is really important. I’m learning this too and I can feel your emotions. Thank you. It’s a beautiful post.

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  3. fivething5blog says:

    So true! I’m an empath also who feels all the feelings ❤️ It’s really important to limit my exposure to negativity and being intentional about taking time to do what fills me with joy has really helped.

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  4. yousaidtherewouldbepie says:

    Jess, when you are an empath, you collect so much “feeling” from other people. Which is why it’s so important for YOU to destress. A hot bath or shower. A walk in the back yard (preferably without shoes (called grounding)). A silent cup of tea on the back porch. You have to ask for help, no need to carry everything yourself! Love ya girl ♥

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  5. Amy says:

    Jessica, you are such an amazing woman! All the way around! I really look up to you! I also find that I write the most when I’m going through tough times and have a heavy heart. It’s very therapeutic! I love reading your blog posts because I can relate. ❤️

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