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A wise woman* once told me that it was okay to write an emo post every now and then.
It is my now.
At the moment this working from home/parenting caper is unrelenting in its demands on me.
With the Husband away 12 hours a day and Saturdays I am tired, overworked and starting to resent the fact that 90 percent of everything falls on me.
Most things in my life seem like such a chore right now.
Sadly I’ve even started resenting all the demands and questions that I get from my three adoring little people.
I took my youngest to the beach the other day because we rarely get time alone and when we do I’m usually holed up in my little corner working on the computer.
I’d also just read a multitude of motivating posts about why mums should look after themselves and why it was important they recharged their souls.
The beach does this for me. Watching the waves roll in and feeling the sea breeze on my face has always refreshed and reinvigorated me.
But it didn’t do it for me this day and I find that a bit sad.
Yes I enjoyed watching my baby frolic at the beach but I was also wary of the time, knowing I had to get back to meet some deadlines.
The answer isn’t as simple as cutting back on work, the answer is complicated. It is about accepting that this is the way my life is right now and dealing with it.
It’s about finding happiness in the boring daily grind of life that I find myself in.
There is no such thing as a work/life balance and anyone that thinks otherwise is kidding themselves.
Once you become a parent you relinquish the inherent right to put yourself first all of the time and this is the sucky part of being a mum.
I miss being selfish.
And yes there are times when you simply MUST look after you, but it’s not an easy thing to do.
I know the benefits of eating well, getting enough sleep, exercise and yes there are lots of great places to get healthy living tips
But all the well-meaning advice in the world won’t change your mindset, only you have the power to do this.
So what would I recommend you to do to accept and enjoy your life right now?
1. Slow down.
2. Slow down.
3. SLOW DOWN.
4. Don’t feel obligated to be happy all the time.
5. Pick your battles in all aspects of your life.
6. Be mindful of what you say to your children, their souls are tender.
Had a pity party for one recently?
Where is your happy place?
Flogging with Grace @ With Some Grace
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