*New here* REALLY need advice for losing patience with kids
I'm looking for advice on how to cope/deal with stressful situations with family/kids. I have a 6yo, 4yo and 2yo. I work part time and go to school full time. Lately I feel like my life is always in a rush. I am forever in a hurry to get things done. It's causing me to lose patience with my family. I lose patience with my children and end up yelling at them, which I hate, but can't seem to stop. I feel like I have to yell to get them to do what I ask of them. I get irritated at stupid stuff, like when they spill their milk or if they dont do a daily chore like feeding the dog. I end up getting mad and screaming and losing control. I'm at the point of feeling like something is wrong with me and how could I yell at my kids like this? I love them very much and I dont want them to grow up hating me or being scared of me because I freak out at everything and start yelling. I didn't get along with my mom because all she did was yell at me all the time and I vowed to not do it, but now I cant seem to help but do it. Help! Does anyone have any good stress relievers, or coping mechanisms, or advice on how to better deal with these situations and not freak out all the time? Thank you!