‘Mum guilt’ effects every mother, whether you’re pregnant or your child is 40, you never stop worrying about if you made the right choices or if they’re making the right choices. But just because it’s normally a part of motherhood, doesn’t mean you should allow it to consume you or take over your thoughts. Letting that guilt rule your life is not healthy so let’s look at some ways you can combat it.
Ask Yourself Why You Do Something
There are reasons for the decisions and choices you make. For example, if your guilt stems from going to work, remind...
Guilt – what is it? Why do we feel it? Guilt, by definition, is a feeling of unhappiness when you do something wrong, that may upset or hurt another person. It is a feeling we have all had right from being young but as we grow our guilt changes, we feel less guilty about pinching a biscuit from the plate and more guilty about our actions around others.
As a mother it spirals into a guilt only a mother can comprehend – you second guess every decision you make and every action you take, and the feelings of guilt are never far away. It is perfectly normal to feel guilty. You are...
How do you start creating your ideal life balance? In our last blog post we discussed the signs that you haven’t got that balance right for you. But, what’s next? Making changes is always tricky - our brains are designed to react negatively to change as it’s the unknown. But having a starting point can help you to begin moving in the right direction.
Be Optimistic And Realistic
I’m all for creating the best version of your life, in fact, that’s exactly what I help mums and mumpreneurs to do. However, it does also involve being realistic. There’s no point...
There’s no denying that life can be busy. You can find yourself dashing from one thing to the next and by the time you get to the evening, you wonder what has happened to your day. One month can slip into another as you march on with your responsibilities.
For some mums and mumpreneurs this is exactly how they want it. They’ve balanced the various aspects of their life in the way they want them to be and are feeling quite blissful. But how do you know when you’ve not got the balance right? Particularly when we know that we often try to kid ourselves that things are great....
You finally have some clarity. But what happens when our busy day to day lives start butting in and taking over? There’s always someone demanding attention and something urgent that needs doing. Before you know it, that clarity on what you wanted to achieve has been forgotten, buried under the everyday tasks that threaten to sink you.
To start achieving those goals you have to maintain your clarity, reminding yourself of them constantly. Read on to discover our top ways for keeping clear on what you really want.
What It Is You Want
Just thinking about what you want is not enough. It...
It’s all very well being told that you need to get clarity around your passion and purpose, but what do you do if you’re feeling confused? In this month’s newsletter, we discussed the benefits of getting clarity and how it could make your life flow with more ease. But what if you don’t know what you want? What do you do then? This blog post gives you three top tips on how you can clear away the confusion and find more clarity.
The trouble is that when you spend so much time looking after the needs of others, you often forget what it is that you really want. It can...
If you want to change your future, you need to make sure that you develop a growth mindset. In our last blog post, we looked at what you can start doing to achieve more in 2019. But for that to continue throughout the year, you need to develop a mindset that will ensure you persevere.
What Is A Growth Mindset?
More than 30 years ago the Psychologist, Caroline Dweck, coined the terms fixed mindset and growth mindset. These were used to explain two different attitudes to learning. Someone with a fixed mindset believes that they are born with a fixed amount of intelligence and nothing you do...
Life is better when you are optimistic and have hope. Our last blog post looked at the benefits of these attributes which included healthier lives. But just because we know something is good for us, it doesn’t mean we know how to make it a part of what we do. If you have spent most of your years looking at the world through “glass half empty” glasses, it can be difficult to know where to even start changing that. This blog post gives you our five top ways of getting started.
There’s a phrase that gets thrown around that goes something like this:...
What difference does it really make if you’re an optimistic person? Does it even matter? This month’s newsletter looked at what hope and optimism are but if you’ve spent most of your life being a “glass half empty” type of person, you might think that it doesn’t really make any difference to the outcomes in your life, that it’s just the way some people are. However, research continues to show that there are some key benefits to having hope and an optimistic outlook. Here are our top three.
Hope and optimism have a positive impact on...
We’d all love to feel at peace. But we’re not all willing to do what’s needed to get it. Sometimes it involves letting go of something that we desperately want to cling on to. While it can be incredibly difficult to loosen our grip, letting go in this way can be life changing. Many of those who have done it identify it as a defining moment. Read on to discover why letting go of control can help you find your inner peace.
Our Inner Control Freak
We’ve all got a bit of a control freak inside of us, it’s only natural. It normally stems from one of two things:
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