When you’re on your back, don’t flip your lid; ask someone to flip you back over.

This turtle looks like how I’ve felt the last couple of days. Stuck, flailing around wildly, and getting nowhere for all my efforts. 🐢

I think a lot of us feel like that at the moment. The exhaustion of going around the house in circles tidying up after kids, the monotony of the same surroundings day after day, and the same playing catch-up in the evenings when you just want to lie on the sofa and eat chocolate. 🍫

Yesterday, I felt like withdrawing into my shell and hiding in there. Except, I couldn’t. I was upside down and inside out and what was inside came out for all to see. 😡🤯🤪

But let me tell you what I am so thankful for. I’m so grateful for friends who don’t mind when all the chaos and frustration comes out. Friends who don’t judge when your underbelly of inner turmoil is exposed. Friends who can see the steam pouring out of your ears and cool you down with kind. soothing and encouraging words. 🥰

‘It’s ok to have those days.’

‘It’s fine to not be productive.’

‘Be kind to yourself.’

Friends like that tip you back over from the edge of your sanity. Sure, when you’re the right way up again, you may still feel like a turtle. You may still plod your way through this seemingly never-ending crisis. But even though you may be moving slowly, you’re still moving forward, and that’s enough. 👍

Slow and steady wins the race my friends. We can’t be speedy hares all of the time. We will all get to the end of this. The finish line will be beautiful. 🐇

So keep moving forward, and when you find yourself on your back from time to time, ask a friend to flip you back over, before you flip your lid. ❤️

H x

Photo credit- bbc.co.uk

Published by Hilary

Mum of two girls 👩‍👧‍👧 positive inspiration 💡 parenting 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 health 🏃‍♀️ life 💓 faith 📖

4 thoughts on “When you’re on your back, don’t flip your lid; ask someone to flip you back over.

  1. This is a crazy time and it won’t last forever. We may look back and be pleasantly astonished at how much we managed. Thank you for this honest post and the encouragement that slow and steady wins the race.

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