So many people think about their material possessions and physical stuff when it comes to decluttering. But there’s a whole load of other things that we can declutter in our life that aren’t visible or tangible. If you’re looking to truly declutter your life and create more time, space and freedom by living simply, then check out this post on 10 things to declutter that aren’t actual things.
Do you ever have moments when you’ve got so many thoughts going around your head that you can’t think clearly? One of the most effective ways of getting clarity and focus is to get your thoughts out of your head and down onto paper where you can organise them and take action. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, check out this post on how to do a brain dump to declutter your mind.
How you believe, think and feel about things has a huge impact on whether you actually achieve them or not. Just because you’re a busy mum with a busy family or hold down 2 jobs just to make ends meet, doesn’t mean that you have to be stuck in life with no ambitions or dreams. This post will show you how to change your mindset and achieve anything you want.
Mums often put themselves at the bottom of the priority list, often too tired or too busy to look after ourselves when we’ve been looking after others all day. But, to do this well, without the risk of burn-out, it’s so important that we keep physically and emotionally strong.
Check out my 5 essential daily self-care practices for busy Mums and the reasons why they’re so important. They’ll help you take each day in your stride and be ready to face whatever life throws at you!
Every morning I find the time to write a gratitude list. It only takes a few minutes to brainstorm 5-10 things I’m really grateful for in my life, but it makes the world of difference to how I am for the rest of the day. I’m calmer, more patient, more relaxed and definitely a better and more present Mum. Check out my post on why a morning gratitude list is the best thing you can do all day.
Do you hit a mental brick wall at some point in the day because you’re so tired that you just can’t summon up enough energy to carry on? Or do you feel so frazzled and lacking in patience that you’re about to shout at your kids when you know there’s probably a better way to handle the situation? Or, do you feel like screaming at the top of your voice that you want some alone time but instead your kids are clinging to you and won’t stop asking for things or demanding your attention. Before you lose the plot entirely, or for times when you need a shoulder to cry on or some encouraging words to show you that you CAN do this, remember these 5 quick ways to motivate, encourage and help an overwhelmed Mum when she can’t take any more.
How many times have you looked forward to the weekend or holidays and can’t wait for them to come around, only to find you’re tearing your hair out within the first few hours?! Are the kids arguing and fighting, do they complain of being bored and there’s nothing to do? The weather’s turned bad and your house is messy. You need a break, but you can’t and you’re wondering how you’re going to manage the rest of the free time without having a breakdown or completely losing the plot! Well, you’re not alone so don’t feel bad or guilty for feeling like this. Just check out my 10 step survival guide to fun holidays and weekends for the busy Mum.
As Mums we often think that we’re meant to be looking after our family all the time, every minute of every day. In fact, we’re so conditioned to feeling like this that we feel guilty or selfish when we take some time out for ourselves. Sometimes to the point where it spoils our enjoyment of whatever we’re doing and we might as well not have done it in the first place. But, we need to remember that although we think we’re invincible, we’re not. We’re only human and there’s only so much we can take before we burn out if we don’t put ourselves first every now and then. If you need some reassurance or more convincing then check out this post on why Mums shouldn’t feel selfish for looking after themselves.
Do you ever set goals for yourself and then wonder why you never achieve them? Or do you flounder through life, buffeted by outside forces and not knowing where you’d like to be in 5, 10, 20 years’ time? Simplify the process and make it easier to follow through and hold yourself accountable for what happens in your life and the direction it takes. Check out my post below on how to set goals and keep them.