By MeOhMy Founder Siobhan (@meohmymum)
I’m probably going to sound like a wannabe motivational speaker or something in this post. But I don’t really care.
I’ve always told you guys exactly what’s on my mind, and this post is no exception.
Something has been highlighted to me too many times lately and I wanted to share with you all. It’s something that affects every single one of us.
To some extent, I believe the way you experience life and the events within it are all up to you.
When things happen to you, you can blame other people. Or you can look within, reset and move on.
It can be all in your head.
Yes, crap things happen. You get sick, you stuff up, someone hurts you.
But you get what you give. If you treat people like shit, don’t play the victim when they react.
When it comes to mum life, it can be hard to see the wood for the trees (I think that’s the saying). Every day can feel like groundhog day, particularly when you’ve been doing it a while.
When you’re in the thick of it and something isn’t working, it can feel never ending. The baby won’t stop crying and you don’t know why. They won’t settle and you’re exhausted. Time drags.
But do your best to remember that feeling you got when you first became a mum. That wonderment. The excitement of every day.
Yes, the exhaustion made it all a bit blurry, but try to find the fun. Do something new each week (let’s not say each day, that’s a bit too ambitious right?!).
They’re only little for a very short time. Find the joy. Smile. Laugh. Be silly.
I’m guilty of being way too regimented when it comes to mum life. I have shit to get done, and I like to smash it out. I want the kids in their routine. I want the house in order. I want good healthy food on the table. I want thriving businesses.
But I can’t do it all perfectly. I tried, and ended up with post natal anxiety. So I’m learning that less is more. And I also know that attitude is everything.
Start your morning off as you mean to continue. Get up 15 minutes early to do some You Tube yoga. Breathe. Have a green smoothie. A hot coffee. Treat yourself kindly and your mind will feel better.
If you wake up and think “Oh shit, I can’t face it” (like we all do) fleetingly, then suck it up and get on with it, putting a smile on your dial...then go you good thing!
If you spend the whole day feeling sorry for yourself, you'll get nowhere.
I know it's hard. I've been there. Hell, I am still there some days.
But life is an adventure - you need to grab it with both fucking hands and hold tight.