When life runs at a million miles per hour, it is common to feel out of control and unfulfilled with life. Mums spend so much time trying to keep up with their routines that they leave little or no time for fun or relaxation. When this happens, it can be difficult to find a way to get back on track but with reflection and a revised schedule, you can be enjoying an easier, more fulfilling and happier life in no time!
Find your ideal balance.
Not everyone’s ideal of life balance will be the same. If you’re trying to live life according to someone else’s principles, you’re already doomed to fail! Take a moment to work out what is really important to you and what you thoroughly enjoy doing. It could be you want to enjoy more family time; find a way to introduce downtime to relax or exercise; or free up space to improve your career. However you want to structure your ideal balance, base it on your own values, needs and desires. Once you know what you what to achieve, you can plan a structure and routine to fulfil it.
Say goodbye to ‘perfection’.
How often do you find yourself cleaning the kitchen or vacuuming the lounge when your kids are asking you to play with them? Try to de-prioritise tasks that leave you feeling unfulfilled and often guilty. Consider how you will feel when you are elderly looking back, crying with laughter as you fondly reflect over your life. Will you feel great about all those hilarious games you played with your kids or feel regret and sadness recalling how you missed out on that because you chose to clean windows and scrub the floors instead? Stop yourself thinking you have to have the perfect house, wardrobe, garden or whatever you find yourself doing to keep up with the Joneses. It isn’t worth it when fun and happiness could be enjoyed instead!
Dance like no-one is watching.
On a similar note, stop worrying about what everyone else is thinking. So what if a neighbour calls when you’re in the middle of your ironing and the kids’ toys are strewn everywhere. Nobody’s life is ‘show-home perfect’ so why try to aspire to such an unreasonable unfulfilling notion?
Achieving an ideal balance is all about living life according to your needs, values and morals. Try to create a schedule that satisfies all these elements of your life, as it gives you time to really focus on everything you do, which leads to a happier, more confident and fun mum!
If you would like support to create your ideal life balance, my coaching solutions will help you assess every aspect of your life so you can implement the little changes that make a big difference, enabling you to enjoy everything you do. Take advantage of my free 30-minute Confident You! telephone session to find out how I can help. Contact me today – you’ve nothing to lose and a lot to gain!
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