Life as a busy mum is certainly a balancing act! When work is added to the other mum-related roles and responsibilities, life can seem pretty hectic. In our latest edition of Empower, we shared some tips to help you achieve a better work/life balance. One of those tips related to eliminating time wasters: identifying the unnecessary moments of your day that drain you of time. With some careful planning and brushing up your time management skills, you could claim back some much needed time! Here are some great tips to help…
Clutter is caused by the need to justify wastefulness. It is a collection of possessions that no longer serve a purpose in our daily lives but seem to take up valuable space. More times than not we think only of the physical impact that clutter has on our space. But it is the emotional impact of the clutter that makes it almost unbearable to deal with.
This month we have discussed ways to overcome Working Mum Guilt but we often feel guilty for failing to live up to the ridiculous standards we set ourselves. All mums have an idealised concept of perfection, but with kids and a business thrown in, how fair is it to apply these pressures to our lives?
Perfection does not equal happiness
If you are striving to achieve the perfect life it is likely you are stressed, uptight and very unhappy! Why not stop to consider your true values, the goals you want to achieve and how you would prefer to spend your time?
No-one is perfect
You might think...
Mum: “You are special”
Mum: “Because You’re You!”
How many times have you had this conversation with your child? Other favourite mum/child phrases are:
“I love you just the way you are.”
“Just be yourself and you’ll be fine.”
“Be yourself: you can do this!”
Mums seem to be desperate for their children to celebrate who they are and their special qualities. So why can’t you think this way about yourself?
Women tend to struggle with an idealised form of perfection, which in turn makes it...
Having little self-confidence can significantly impact your life by causing isolation and unfulfilled ambition. We work with mums to help them overcome issues relating to low self-esteem so they can become happy, confident women. Such coaching sessions adopt a step-by-step approach taken at the mum’s own pace so she can be sure she is putting in place realistic ways to live confidently.
If you were considering contacting us about a coaching programme to help increase your self-confidence, we would love to hear from you. In the meantime we would like to share some tips that may help...
This month we have focused on the benefits de-cluttering can bring. Not only can a good clear out create more space for the family but it can also clear your mind of all the associated stress and anxiety caused by a disorganised environment.
All too often, as with most of our mum-related responsibilities, we like to think we can cope with the huge and daunting task of de-cluttering our homes. If you, like many women, are under the impression you must do everything yourself in order to achieve Supermum status (a ridiculously stressful and non-existing aspiration), think again!
Do you feel that no matter how hard you try you constantly face challenges that have to be overcome so you can get on with maintaining a happy home and managing a successful business? Have you ever assessed various experiences and wondered whether the outcome could have been better, had you chosen a different response?
It is all too easy to find a blame for why things go wrong, take longer to achieve or are just downright frustrating. Have you ever considered your mood or attitude to be at fault? If things are going wrong or you are faced with a problem, do you deal with it with anger and...
The accumulation of clutter can be caused by a need to justify wastefulness. Over the years, possessions have been bought that are no longer useful or needed but they still lurk in homes, taking up vital space. Many people find it difficult to do away with such items, be it furniture, clothes or toys, simply because hard-earned cast was spent – or wasted – on their acquisition. Hence the concept of Guilt Fuelled Hoarding begins. People find it difficult to part with their unwanted possessions because it makes them feel guilty for wasting money.
If you find yourself in this...
The well-used phrase “work/life balance” seems to suggest there is an official ideal or calculation as to how much time should be spent working and living. Of course this cannot be true as everyone’s aspirations are so different and are created out of their personal circumstances. So what do you take into consideration when trying to assess your ideal work/life balance?
Do you embrace or dread social situations?
a) You can’t wait for the next night out with friends and your social calendar is looking good for the foreseeable future. Thank goodness for babysitters!
All mums are truly special: for everything they do for their families and the love they share.
Celebrate all you do as a magnificent mum and take this very rare opportunity to enjoy a day of relaxation with your family!
Wishing mums across the world a wonderful Mother’s Day!
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