When & how often do you take breaks
My baby is 7 months. For the time being I’m a stay at home mom (going back to school/work in Jan) during this time I’ve had a few breaks once in a blue moon. But nothing regular. I get brunt out easily & find my depression worsens.
I’m not even sure what’s normal and if what I’m asking for is understandable (i.e. not complaining) i Find myself getting angry/sad & not looking forward to the next day.
My partner works & when he gets home he doesn’t do much (play his game) while I put our baby to sleep. Jus last night I called asking when he’d get home & he jokingly said “why? You jus wanna pawn her off on me so you can rest?” Yes it’s true! I’m tired. Yet I somehow felt guilty? Why do I feel bad about wanting regular time off for me? Didn’t think much about it at the time but it’s almost 5 am, I’m up with baby & I’m exhausted. I don’t know if I can make it through the day.
What do you do? Do you have regular breaks? How often? How long? I once again feel myself steering into sadness, & darkness. Pleas help.