Empty Nest Syndrome And Busy Mums
September is a month when change is in the air. For many of though it is not just the weather that is on the change. No its more serious than that our way of life is on the change.
It maybe that you are waving your little one off to infant school – and the realisation that this is the end of an era for you in your child’s life. Or it maybe that your not so little, little darlings are about to start university and it is the end of parenting as you know it.
You have become obsolete overnight. You are no longer the oracle of information you once were, you have been downgraded. The kids are more grown up than you are in lots of ways. That dream of escaping from the frantic pace of life has finally happened, but now you want that old life back. If that is how you are feeling right now, don’t worry its normal.
You are suffering from Empty Nest Syndrome which is a recognised problem. Not the best word but I can not thing of a more appropriate one right now.
So if you do find yourself feeling tearful, depressed – feel you have nothing to look forward to in life and sad that your little ones are not longer little. You are not alone. Don’t worry though you will adapt. To help with this transition try doing the following:
Overcoming Empty Nest Syndrome
Make a list of all the things you would like to have done in the last five years (or twenty five years) that you have not been able to do. Keep the list somewhere you can add and refer to it, as you think of more things you would like to spend more time doing. Here are some ideas to help get you started.
• Book a weekend away or an evening out with your partner.
• Take up a new hobby or join an evening class.
• Volunteer for a charity
• Clean out those cupboards you have been promising to do for years.
• Have a make up makeover in you local department store.
• Experiment with your cooking and make adult suppers.
Do some of these things and before you know it you will be feeling more like your old self.
Empty Nest Syndrom will be a thing of the past and then guess what just when you have adapted to your new found independence – you can bet your bottom dollar the kids will be back.