Sometimes your joy just literally disappears out of site and mind. It’s generally called depression and recognising it can be super difficult especially recognising it in yourself. More and more common these days and surely not surprising as we just demand way too much of ourselves.
Classically having a baby first time around is an adjustment and requires some great mind shifting and postnatal depression is also way more common due to similar reasons. Moms having to go back to work and the pressure of the right off the back after delivering a baby.
Wind back a few 100 years ago (or even 50) confinement (pregnancy) confined you to your home to nest, rest and get ready. That’s actually what you need in the horrid state called pregnancy.
Then you would stay in hospital with loving nurses for around 10 days. Then you would come home and have endless help – so that you could sleep and catch up.
These days most moms work until delivery day. Get home and have to keep it all going and then rush back to work around 4 months or even sooner.
Its a wonder we are not all in the luny bin.
How the heck is one supposed to be super mom AND sane?
And is it any wonder joy and laughter leave us and a gloomy dog takes up residence in our mind and homes?
Think on this today – as a society we are voluntarily intoxicating our very society.