I'm not a mum yet but I know I will be one day so I tentatively listen to my mummy clients, to learn from them. Listen to what they struggle with and see how any of my knowledge can help make their lives that little bit easier.
I can only imagine how hard it is to juggle so much because really, you are only one woman but you have to become Wonder Woman.
A big part of my business is offering services for mum's and mum's-to-be as I am certified to train pre and postnatal women which I think is beautiful, as keeping fit and strong during this amazing time in your life is so important.
I had a lovely chat with one of my mummy clients last week about how everything seems to be getting the better of her. She feels as if she is drowning in trying to keep everything together. When she said this, it broke my heart that she feels this way and I am now trying my best to help her overcome this feeling.
I asked her if she ever takes time for herself each week and she answered with "no I don't, there is always something else to do". It made me really sad that she thinks she doesn't deserve this time, that the housework is more important than her. The housework will always be there whether you do it now or you do it later.
We chatted and I said to her having some 'me' time doesn't have to be all the time; it literally can be 1 hour out of your week. She nodded and it got her thinking, which is exactly what I was aiming for.
"There are 168 hours in a week, surely there is 1 hour that you can dedicate to yourself and do something you love.
It can be as simple as having a hot bath and reading a book, going for a walk outside in the sunshine while listening to your favourite tunes, watching your favourite movie or booking yourself in for a relaxing massage. Anything that gives you space from the world.
As a mum, I'm sure you always put your child/ren first, then your partner and then yourself. Why do you think that is? What happens when you are so run down, grumpy and tired; how are you going to be towards your child/ren and your partner? They are going to pick up on this from you and I'm sure that isn't something that you want.
Now I'm not saying that taking some time for you each week is going to solve all your problems, but I am saying that it will help ease the stress and pressure that you put on yourself.
"You will become a happier person because you have had some space. Some time to think. Relax. Recharge your batteries.
Your kids will notice this change in you and don't you want them to see a happy mum? Not a tired and exhausted mum?
I am giving you permission for one hour per week to put yourself first. For your mental well being, we all need some time and space away from everything. To indulge in something that makes us happy and feel free. It isn't selfish, it is how to survive in a hectic world. You don't get a medal for running yourself into the ground, so why do it? This week I want you to schedule in 'mummy me' time, let your partner know and look forward to your time of blissfulness.
:: How would you like to spend your 'mummy me' time? Share with me in the comments below. I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on this topic because I think it is an important one for all you mum's out there.
Be happy & healthy,