When I was in high school, I first learned about what neurotransmitters were and how they work in our brains. I understood what they were all about and how they functioned, but not until recently have I really been able to feel their effects, or rather be conscious of them, especially as I parent my children.
Two years ago I began running. I ended up craving breaks from being a mom to go for a run, because when I returned home I felt like a new person thanks to the endorphins that were racing through my mind. It helped me to refuel and be able to deal with life better. So it’s no surprise that as I’ve been struggling through this new parenting of two kids gig as of late, I’ve realized that endorphins are the key to helping me deal with it all. In a sense, endorphins help me to be a better parent.