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23 Overwhelmed Mom Quotes For The Tough Days

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[23 overwhelmed mom quotes for the tough days that will help inspire you, ease overwhelm, and remind you of the amazing woman you are.]

Hot tears streamed down my cheeks mixing with droplets from the shower as they rained down from above. As I lay curled up on the cool tiles I felt more lost and alone than ever.

This was not how I expected to start my morning…I didn’t realize just how overwhelmed I was until that moment. When I look back at this and other challenging seasons of my life, I can see how lost and disconnected I felt.

Have you ever found yourself curled up on the floor crying because you have felt so overwhelmed?

There are some seasons of life that can just bring you to your knees, literally.

Not all moments of overwhelm result in tears in the shower. But, if you are feeling overwhelmed right now, whatever that looks like for you, know that this overwhelm you’re feeling is an invitation to tenderly reconnect with yourself and lean into what you need in this moment.

Mom life can feel so hard at times. Maybe things have been tough at work lately, of you have sick kiddos, or you’ve said yes to coaching your child’s soccer team or leading your daughter’s girl scout troop.

With all that you have going on right now, it’s so understandable that things would feel overwhelming.

On the days when mom life feels overwhelming here are some inspiring quotes to help uplift you and remind you that you’re not alone.

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Inspirational Quotes For Overwhelmed Moms

You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.

—Timber Hawkeye

“Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.”

—Robert J. Sawyer

“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.”

—Paulo Coelho

“Sometimes you just need to be selfish and take care of you. If they love you, they’ll understand.”

—Robert Tew

“It always seems impossible before it’s done.

Nelson Mandella

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“You are the artist of your own life. Don’t hand the paintbrush to anyone else.”


More Inspirational Quotes For The Days You’re Feeling Overwhelmed As a Mom

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”

—Ann Landers

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”

—Helen Keller

“When it hurts—observe. Life is trying to teach you something.”

—Anita Krizzan

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“There is always light. If we’re only brave enough to see it. If we’re only brave enough to be it.”

—Amanda Gorman

“Behind every great child is a mom who’s pretty sure she’s screwing it all up.”


“In a busy and overwhelming world – Let’s do simplicity.”

– Wendy Tomlinson

“Keep it simple and focus on what matters. Don’t let yourself be overwhelmed.”

– Confucius

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“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”

– Anne Lamott

“You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.”

– Steve Maraboli

“Just doing nothing and having those still moments is what really rejuvenates the body.”

– Miranda Kerr

“You don’t have to figure everything out today. You don’t have to solve your whole life tonight. And you don’t have to tackle everything at once. You just have to show up and try. You just have to focus on the most immediate thing in front of you. And you have to trust that you’ll figure out the rest along the way.”

– Daniell Koepke

Soothing Quotes For The Overwhelmed Mother

“Everything you’ve ever done, every person you’ve ever met, every experience you’ve ever had is a part of who you are today, adding interesting layers to your being, and colorful depths to your soul. Everything needed to be as it was, so you could grow as you did and do.”

– Karen Salmansohn

“Stress, anxiety and depression are caused when we are living to please others.”

– Paulo Coelho

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You can’t do everything. But you can do anything, one thing at a time.

-Alex Mandossian

Rowing harder doesn’t help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction.

-Kimichi Ohmae

Anxiety happens when you think to have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day.”

– Karen Salmansohn

Because once we feel, know, and dare to imagine more for ourselves, we cannot unfeel, unknow, or unimagine. There is no going back.

-Glennon Doyle

I hope these quotes helped you to feel encouraged and find inspiration.

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