**** IMAGINE THIS!*** Imagine a job where you work about 12 – 24 hrs (give or take) EVERYDAY…….. with no pay!

Imagine a job where you work about 12 – 24 hrs (give or take) EVERYDAY…….. with no pay!

Imagine a job where there is no sick leave, no annual leave, no holidays……..

Imagine a job where there are no toilet brakes and no shower breaks………. well……….actually there is……..HOWEVER, the catch is you must use the toilet and shower with the door open….. usually while someone is looking at you, talking to you, asking questions or trying to pull all the toilet paper off the roll!

Imagine a job where you get to clean up wee and poo. You get spat on, bitten and vomited on and those same people sometimes tell you …… “I HATE YOU” or “YOU’RE NOT MY FRIEND ANYMORE”

Imagine a job where you cook meals and those same meals get flicked on the ground……also for you to clean up!

Imagine a job where some day’s it is so overwhelming, stressful, anxiety provoking and worrisome

Imagine a job with no role description…… no feedback……non manual…….. A job where everyone seems to have an opinion on what you SHOULD DO and HOW YOU SHOULD DO IT. Each opinion is different and some very conflicting.

Imagine a job where you are constantly filled with doubt and guilt that you might have got it wrong, stuffed it up, you yelled, you wanted to run away.

ALL THIS…………………….

AND …………………………

MOST DAYS……. YOU ACTUALLY HAVE MOMENTS OF JOY AND LOVE…… OK, OK…… I said SOMEDAYS AND MOMENTS!!!!! I did not say all day…. everyday…….. Sometimes it just SUCKS….. But you do it anyway.

BECAUSE
Sometimes those same people tell you they “LOVE YOU” they say “THANK YOU” they eat the food, they give you a hug, they smile at you, they say things like “I’M SO LUCKY TO HAVE YOU IN MY LIFE”.

SOUND FAMILIAR…………

YEP……………….

WHY…… Because this is a PARENTS LIFE!!!!!…… THIS IS A PARENTS JOB!!!!……..
HOWEVER, let’s face it….. IT”S HARD, IT FEELS LIKE A CONSTANT JUGGLE, IT’S OVERWHELMEING….. …………..AND THAT’S ON A GOOD DAY!

Sometimes it can feel way TOO much….. The OVERWHELM AND JUGGLE can get on top of you. And guess what???? THAT IS OK?

…… YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO IT ALONE………..

P.S… If you feel like the overwhelm is all consuming….. And you can’t keep up the juggle……Give us a call. Psychologist, Melissa Johnson has a special interest in helping mums, parents and care givers to improve the balance and more importantly acknowledge the confidence and courage they already possess.

P.P.S ….The mess will still be there later…….. The dishes will always wait to be washed…….. It’s time for you.

P.P.P.S…..NO ONE IS SUPER HUMAN …………….
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Melissa Johnson
Thriving Minds Psychology Clinic
PH: 0428 088 671
admin@tmpclinic.com.au

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