The most stressed I ever felt as a mum was in the morning before a day at work. The first couple of back were a shit storm to be honest. Everything was a rush, I was late at least half the time and I was returning to house of horrors in the evening. So, I took a deep breath, read some blogs on being an organised mummy and decided to get my shit together. Below is a breakdown of my typical morning routine to get us all up and out the house on a working day.
The statistics show that in our current age, most women return to work after having a baby and regardless of whether it be after 3 months or 4 years it is inevitably met with apprehension, guilt, fear and stress! Unfortunately for us working mums, returning to work has become so ‘normal’, that the enormity of the whole process has slowly been lost on everyone and we are expected to simply ‘get on with it’ without any support or understanding.
It is also important to remember that what is ‘ordinary’ for us (warm bed, hot showers, plenty of food) is also a luxury for many and should never be dismissed.
I don’t know when this happened, but all of a sudden it seems to be a social norm for groups of friends to sit on their phones together! No conversation, no interaction.Just silence and 'scrolling'.
There is not one human on the planet who can say they have never experienced a feeling of apprehension or anxiety, generally characterised as being nervous. All types of social situations, people and new experiences can all create that jittery, uneasy feeling that sometimes can almost make your stomach turn.
It is not normally advised to flee from any situation. It is a sign of weakness, a sign of giving up and in many circumstances the worst way to deal with the issue. No one will advise running from your life responsibilities or running from your problems, it is always best to deal with things HEAD ON. However, I have learnt over the years that there are times you can and SHOULD make a polite exit and avoid if at all possible. Below are 5 of the things you should 'Cut and Run':
This is a public services announcement: A New Wave of FOMO is fast approaching due to the increase of activity on social media over the Festive Season
If you have been given the responsibility to plan the work Christmas party – don’t fret, it doesn’t need to be as stressful as it sounds. When I first started working full time I was an Office Manager – which always meant the task of planning any work events fell at my feet. If you have read my post on ‘things that make me anxious’ you may remember that event planning is one of them. Hence, this specific task was not my favourite.
If I was ever made to choose one quote to represent everything I believe to be important and true in our lives it would be this one. I love it. It is simple and self-explanatory. It is basically the modern day 10 commandments. If you live your life by these basic principles you can’t go morally wrong and will ultimately live a happier, fuller and much more successful life!