Hi, I'm Tanya and I was a habitually burnt-out mama!
When I heard the word “burnout” come out of my friend’s mouth, I sat there in awe. How could she know my experience so well from just a few sentences? You see for about 6 months, I had been disinterested in things that used to light me up. I was apathetic towards taking any steps to solve my current situation. I felt depleted, but I didn’t feel hopeless and I didn’t feel depressed. I just knew that I wanted something else that would feel inspiring. I yearned for something that would excite me. But, I was lost on how to get that.
Ever since childhood, I was the responsible one. The one that took care of her responsibilities and those around her. I got the job done and I got it done well. Except, I wasn’t REALLY taking care of myself. I was ensuring that others in my life, at work, and home were taken care of and I was slowly losing connection with my own desires. I knew that being a present and caring mom and wife was important. I knew that I had huge hopes and dreams as an educator. But, I wasn’t sure how to have both without depleting myself day after day.
I was feeling really reactive with my family, with my students, and with my colleagues. I didn’t have clear boundaries and I wasn’t sure how to make that happen. One thing was clear. I had to change something big or I wasn’t going to be ok. I quit my job and started doing the things that felt good to me moment to moment.
I began to feel a shift, and started teaching what I learned along the way to other moms. Now, Om in the Home Revolution is a collection of the tools that have helped us all to take better care of ourselves so we can care for others and pursue our dreams.