The world is divided into early risers and night owls, right? We’re all either one or the other. Although that’s a common belief, it’s not one I subscribe to. I’ve decided that I can be whatever I want to be, and if that means switching my night owl tendencies for those of the early bird … Read moreHow To Wake Up Early – And Why You Should.
You’re busy. You’re spinning more plates than you can count. You’ve got children who rely on you to stand still, at the centre of the universe, spinning those plates and smoothing their path for them. You’ve also got your own stuff, your own plates to spin, your own goals to achieve. It’s exhausting, and you … Read moreHow To Be Productive – Even When You’re Exhausted.
It’s all very well setting goals and deciding to follow your dreams, but what if you’re just too busy? It would have been easier if you’d just decided, right out of school, that you were an artist, and had set up your life accordingly. Life would have been far simpler if you’d just stayed out … Read more15 Sneaky Ways To Find Time To Follow Your Dreams.
Mama life is a busy life. If you’re forever pushing me time to tomorrow, then you need these tips for getting more me time in your life. 1. Just Say No. If your life is full of commitments to people outside your immediate family and friends, or your work obligations, maybe it’s time to practice … Read more9 Ways To Get More Me Time In Your Busy Life
How many different hats do you wear in your life? Mama? Wife? Friend? Employee? Business owner? Volunteer? Housekeeper? You’re busy, and it’s hard to keep all those plates spinning and don’t let one area of your life slide while you’re busy with something else. Some time management strategies can feel like a full-time job in … Read moreHow To Use Time Blocking To Make The Most Of Your Day
Self-care needs to be right at the top of your to-do list. Self-care is super important, and you absolutely cannot afford to neglect it. Got that? Good. Let’s move on. Why is self-care important? To answer that one, I’m going to whizz myself back to my sociology A-level class, circa 1995. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. … Read moreWhy is self-care important? Putting on your oxygen mask.
How many things have popped into your head in the last half hour? My brain is in a constant state of busy-ness just trying to keep track of All The Things. I bet yours is the same. We’re not meant to live like that. Learning to use the brain dump as a journalling tool can … Read moreGet Your Head Straight: The Power of the Brain Dump.
As soon as you become a parent, your priorities shift. You’re responsible for a whole human being other than yourself, and that’s a heavy weight to carry. When your baby was tiny, you probably dropped everything to focus your energy on your bundle of oxytocin-inducing wonderfulness, and that’s the perfect response. It’s the response we’re … Read more7 Awesome Daily Self-Care Practices for Busy Mamas
If you want to start journalling, but you don’t know how to start, this post is for you. I’m going to show you my favourite journalling ideas. Then you’ll have three awesome techniques ready for whatever life throws at you. Really, I could write a whole post about each of these. This is just going … Read more3 Awesome Journalling Ideas to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Journal
If you’re a mama (or anyone) suffering from depression, then it’s likely that you’re not taking care of yourself as well as you should. Here’s a list of easy self-care ideas to point you in the right direction. Self-care is easy to push to the bottom of the list, but that’s not sustainable for any … Read more20 Easy Self-Care Ideas for Depressed Mamas
Your brain is full of a million things. From the moment you get out of bed in the morning, to the time you collapse back into it at the end of the day, your mind is racing trying to keep up with EVERYTHING. If you’re like me, that chatter doesn’t even stop when you go … Read moreHow Morning Pages Can Make You A Better Person
Hands up if you think you’re not artistic enough to start a bullet journal? If you’ve spent time looking on Pinterest for bullet journal ideas and found yourself overwhelmed, you’re not alone. This post may contain affiliate links – that means that I get paid if you click through and buy something, at no extra cost … Read moreCrazy-Easy Bullet Journal Ideas for Beginners
Self-Care Strategies for Mamas With No Time. You just don’t have time for self-care, and no list of self-care strategies is going to change that. You’re busy taking care of your children, your home, your husband, and there’s no free time for you. We all know what self-care looks like, after all, it’s a long … Read moreMicro Self-Care Strategies For Worn-Out, Time-Poor Mamas
Have you been wondering how to start a gratitude journal? It’s something that’s often suggested in self-care and mental health posts, with good reason. Gratitude is powerful stuff. No time to read this whole post right now? Pin it for later, or scroll way down for the micro-version. If you don’t already have a regular … Read moreHow to Start a Gratitude Journal (And Why You Should).
When was the last time you found a little time for yourself? The days are long, but the years are short. I’m sure someone’s said that to you at least once before. We’re supposed to savour every moment with our precious children because all too soon they’ll be grown up and gone. But what if … Read moreHow To Find Time For Yourself When You Have Small Children.
Beating Housework Overwhelm. Do you want to know how to get your housework back on track quickly? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the mess in your home? Here’s my favourite trick for getting my home back in order when I don’t even know where to start. This post may contain affiliate links – that means … Read moreHow To Get Your Housework Back On Track – Fast
Feeling overwhelmed by laundry? Where did you find your clothes this morning? If they were all clean, and in your wardrobe, then you can stop reading now. If you fished them out of the clean laundry pile, or off the chair in your bedroom, then read on. Maybe you had to dive into the dirty … Read moreAre You Overwhelmed by Laundry?
Depression and Cleaning. If you suffer from depression, you’ve probably got your own experience of the relationship between depression and cleaning. Maybe you’re there right now, stuck in a pit of dirty dishes that you can’t seem to climb out of? Depression and cleaning aren’t the easiest of bedfellows. On days when the idea of … Read moreDepression and Cleaning: Why You Need a Bare-Minimum List
Is housework the bane of your life? Do you feel like no matter how much time you spend on getting your home organised, there will always be more to do? It’s like a treadmill you can’t jump off of. Housework is still a dragon I’m struggling to tame, but here’s what’s working for me right … Read moreTaming The Housework Dragon