I want to make some things crystal clear right from the off …
- There is no shame in feeling overwhelmed
- It doesn’t make you a failure
- You can and will get through it!
I don’t know why, as mums, we put so much pressure on ourselves. With everything going on in our lives its no wonder there’s an epidemic of stressed out mums trying to be superwoman getting everything done.
But here’s the thing, you can’t balance everything (work, children, home, family, friends, taxi, hobbies all the time) and you shouldn’t even try as that just leads to feelings of failure which isn’t fair on you 😳
Instead, realise that there will be times when certain things have to take a back seat while you focus on other things but that is ok, it’s manageable and will reduce any stress levels amazingly well 💟
Here’s some simple things you can do today to help get rid of your overwhelm:
Don’t Compare Yourself to Others
This is not a case of keeping up with the Jones’, you just need to keep up with you and your family.
You’ve also got to realise that what you see with other people isn’t the real truth – social media is just the highlights and not the tantrums, even your friends and family don’t have all their shit together all the time!
Find What Works for You
When it comes to you and your business, this is where you need to be selfish and make everything work for you. Remember that what works for one person, might not work for you!
How can you make things work for you:
- Think about your workspace and what will help you be productive
- What time of the day are you most productive so you can focus on this time to get your best work done
- What can you delegate or delete from your plate right now, get others on board to help you and make sure you do actually ask for help!
Make the Most of The Time You Have
Break your massive to do list down into individual tasks that you can complete in 5, 10 or 30 minute chunks of time, its then so much easier to plan in work depending on the time you have available to do the work.
The best advice I give my lovely mum clients is to focus on baby steps
We don’t expect a baby to go from crawling straight away, the same can be said for you. It’s all about taking one step in front of the other so don’t expect to solve all your overwhelm stress out overnight.
So the big takeaway from today’s article is to treat yourself fairly, you do an awesome job and you’ll soon be able to kick your overwhelm to the curb!