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Ways to heal from burnout

Ways to heal from burnout

Lately I've been suffering from burnout.  I think it's something many women can relate to. You know the feeling; it's tiredness but not something that can heal simply by sleeping. It's not a lack of sleep, it's a lack of time out, a lack of simply being. Burnout is...

What are your top 3 priorities?

What are your top 3 priorities?

Asking yourself what your top 3 priorities are can be a really powerful question. If you suffer at all from overwhelm, or are a typical working mum then you probably have a lot going on in your life a lot of the time and balancing them can be hard. As January comes...

Why this New Year seems to have crept in quietly

Why this New Year seems to have crept in quietly

This New Year has been a funny one and really quiet.  Where once we partied hard on New Year's Eve, last night it was the two of us, 2 of our 3 children and one of our eldest daughter's friends. I can't tell you how odd I felt; kind of not really experiencing 'New...

19 self-care ideas for busy mums

19 self-care ideas for busy mums

So, once you've realised the importance of self care and taking time out for yourself.  What kinds of things can you do?  I've put together a list of ideas (by no means exhaustive) ranging from ideas that can be done in 10 minutes to things you can do for a whole day!...

Why is there kudos in being ‘too busy’

Why is there kudos in being ‘too busy’

I had a great response to my last post on creating 'me time' but one of the commenters on my Facebook post talked about how she has had to put up with some pretty scornful comments when she talks about making time for herself and how, with a certain tone, her friends...

40 things EVERY mum needs to know

40 things EVERY mum needs to know

[Edit:  This is a few years old now, I'm older than 40 but it's still relevant 😉 ) So... following my birthday on Tuesday when I turned 40, I thought it would be a great idea to give you a list of 40 things that EVERY mum needs to know.  I've grouped them into Mum...

How to find time for self care

How to find time for self care

One of the trickiest things, for me, is putting myself at the top of the list and making time for self care.  I've talked before about why self care is important but top of the list is the fact that if you're not firing on all cylinders then you're far less likely to...

How do you keep a Positive Mental Attitude?

How do you keep a Positive Mental Attitude?

This week has been a tough working week. I always struggle with long weekends and holidays finding it hard to get back down to work but this week has been particularly tough. Why? Because I was tired. I'm not telling you for sympathy (the fault is entirely mine -...

How to have more fun in your life!

How to have more fun in your life!

This past couple of weeks I've been reading a book called Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I don't want to go into huge detail but the story really got me thinking about all the things that we put off in life, the things we don't do for one reason or another, perhaps...

10 ways to feel good about yourself every day

10 ways to feel good about yourself every day

Feeling good about YOU is the most important thing you can do FOR EVERYONE in your life right now. Today I just want to share with you 10 ways that you can feel good about yourself each and every day. Let go of perfection The need to have everything completely perfect...