DEAR STRESSED OUT MAMA…
I’ve totally been where you are today. You’ve got a million and one things to do, you’ve got pressure coming from all sides to be the best parent you can possibly be, and all you really want to do is curl up on the sofa with a tub of Ben & Jerry’s and Netflix. More than anything…
You want to actually ENJOY your family!
You’re completely over that crappy feeling at the end of each day, wondering where the hell all those hours disappeared to and why you didn’t seem to get a single thing done.
You’re tired of constantly feeling busy and like there’s no time to even… ya know… shower.
Yep, I hear you. It sucks.
It’s one of the hardest things in the world to adjust to life as a parent, despite what anyone tells you. For the first time in your life you are expected to be selfless. You’re expected to take on the duties of chef, nurse, clown, maid, personal dresser, bank, life coach…
And sometimes, whether we like to admit it or not, we can’t start to feel a pinch of resentment about the fact that we can’t go out with our friends on Friday night, and we can’t join that yoga class as it’s the same time as the kids’ dance showcase, and we can’t start that side hustle we’ve been thinking about because… when the heck are we meant to work on them?!
And on top of EVERYTHING else, the mama-guilt will sure enough creep in to make us feel awful for having these feelings in the first place. I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve curled up in the corner of my bedroom crying my eyes out, wondering why I’m not enjoying motherhood more. After all, it was what I had wanted for so long!
What I came to learn was that I do enjoy motherhood. I love it more than anything I’ve ever done before. But there are hard days, and sometimes those hard days can just get a little bit too overwhelming. We all need a good cry every now and again, and that’s okay.
The good news is, there is hope for the stressed out mama!
It is totally possible to stop feeling overwhelmed and start to actually ENJOY your family life.
Because you know what I believe?
I believe that coming home should be something to look forward to, not something to dread.
I believe that life is too damned short to be riddled with constant distractions and hopping from task to task with no real results.
I believe that kids are blessings, not burdens.
And I believe that ANYONE can live a chilled out, happy, successful life, no matter how many toddlers you have tugging at your ankles.
Yep, that means YOU!
But don’t get me wrong, I know family life can be tough sometimes.
Kids are messy
Tantrums are regular
Marriages can run into obstacles
Calendars get filled to breaking point
And sometimes you just don’t feel like adulting.
Yep, I feel ya.
So often I have found myself wondering where all my time goes. Between my day job, this blog and YouTube channel, a side hustle as a virtual assistant, raising my daughter, spending time with my husband, spending time with my family, trying to keep my house clean and trying to catch up with my friends once in a while, I would often get to the end of a day where I have been moving non-stop and wondered what I had actually gotten done.
Rather than feeling like I was moving towards my goals, I felt like I was in limbo, merely surviving the day-to-day. And yes, I know it comes with the territory of being a mother. And I know I was kind of asking for it when I decided to start two businesses at the same time as working my day job. But what I don’t want to do is feel like I am spending all day putting out fires, but not spending any time on the things that truly matter to me.
I want to snuggle with my daughter and husband. I want to pamper myself every now and again. I want to watch a few episodes of my favourite TV show without feeling guilty. And I’m betting that’s what you want too mama.
What we all need is… balance
Ahhh balance. That word gets thrown around a lot huh? It feels like some sort of mythical phenomenon that we all want but really it’s impossible to achieve. Or is it?
I’ve spent a whole heap of time researching time management, productivity and balance. I’ve had to, otherwise I would have ended up in the nut house a long time ago! And what I’ve discovered is that actually there IS such a thing as real balance, and every mama can achieve it if they really know how. Now I’m not telling you you’re going to be able to do all of the things and do them all to 100% of your ability. But if you can figure out what is really important in your life, what REALLY matters, then there are ways to make sure those priorities are looked after.
So with this said, I want to invite you to download my free Time Management Toolkit.
Through trial and error, and a whole heap of crying in the corner, I’ve discovered some key techniques that really help me to feel like I am THRIVING rather than just surviving. There are 3 basic principles: identify your priorities, set goals, and come up with some routines and hacks to ensure you day runs smoothly. That’s it. It sounds simple really doesn’t it?
That’s because it is. Once these techniques are in your system you’ll start to feel more in control of your day. No, you won’t be able to do it all. But you’ll be able to do the important stuff well, and that includes shooting for those big dreams that you think you just don’t have time to pursue.
This toolkit includes a video training on goal setting with accompanying workbook, a morning and evening routines workbook, prayer hacks for fitting prayer time into your busy schedule, cheat sheets for cleaning and self-care, and 3 beautiful motivational art prints to hang on your wall and remind you of your goals. And yes, I’m giving it away FOR FREE!!!
Join me as we push through the chaos and the stress, and start living lives that we truly love.