Daylight savings, plus a 9 year old birthday, plus the first soccer games of the season (6 kids games, I’m a coach too), my period due, and hubby going away, has completely done me in this year!
My kids were up at 4.30am this morning.
That’s not even really the problem!
The problem was that I was up at 4.20am this morning – it’s really handy to blame the kids, but I was definitely awake earlier… so I’m tired!
And it’s been a really full on day, with everything else, plus I’m a bit emotional. I know I am, and that’s okay. It happens. But I’d love that everything would just fall into place as and when I want it too. Controlling and micro-managing is definitely something that can be a problem if I’m tired or run-down.
Or course, if I’m looking after myself, then controlling and micro-managing is a positive part of my personality, and it helps me be really successful and really effective in my passion and calling.
Knowing your OWN limits is a key part of being a parent.
I see time and time again, when mums GIVE TOO MUCH of themselves, and it then takes a long time to get yourself back on track. We are too important to our families to come last on the list.
I get it!
I’m a mum too.
But I KNOW when I’m pushing too hard, and when I need to pull back a little and reassess my priorities, and reassess where I AM in my priorities.
The questions I ask myself are:
- Am I eating healthily?
- Am I exercising?
- Am I working, and meeting my non-negotiables?
- Am I present with my kids, with my family and friends?
And if I have 2 of more areas here that I’m NOT reaching my potential on, then I take stock of ME.
#mumglow is my catchphrase and it’s about FULLY embracing all the wonderful vibes and energy that I can bring to my whole life, AND including my role as a mum.
So if you have felt life you are losing your #mumglow, then you are probably NOT prioritising yourself.
Daylight savings today, has been a wake-up call for me, to check in with my energy and my ‘vibe’ and figure out how I’m NOT stepping up for ME. This may be the same for you. It’s worth taking some time this week to just check in with yourself, and then re-balance, or re-align or re-assess.
Good luck – two weeks left of the school term and then a 2 week school holiday break.
You can ABSOLUTELY be the parent that you want to be, but if you need a bit of help then TOMORROW is the first day of my ’30 Days of Parenting’ programme – free parenting advice and tips for the month of April – don’t miss out!