“No Man is an island”
Most of us know about the introverts and the extroverts. Introverts are the people who keep to themselves not very comfortable with social situations or interactions with lots of people. Extroverts are those social people they have a need to be with others and don’t do as well being alone. Many of us have a little of both within us. Like many other situations in our lives a happy balance between the two would be ideal. Those who are more introverted many times would like the world to just let them be. As moms we can relate there are times in life we want to say “Cal gone take me away”. But no man is an island and it is not healthy to act as one. When we isolate ourselves completely for temporary times we can search our souls and find our way. As moms we need that retreat, however we also need others. As a new mom it is all too easy to become isolated from society. You have a baby and suddenly your life revolves around that child and you let your needs go. For our mental health and balance in our lives we need others especially in those early years of isolation. Although it is difficult to fit things into our already busy schedules friends, play groups or just meeting and chatting with moms on the playground or at the play place at McD’s is healthy.
Without knowing it moms quickly slip into this isolation whether they were introverts or extroverts it happens. As moms we have to take care of ourselves so that we may take care of our children. As friends of moms it is our responsibility to make sure that they are not isolated, call them invite them over and help them out. We need to look out for each other we are all family!
“No mom should ever be an island”