Good morning you lovely people and welcome to my Midweek Wednesday blog. Hope your all good.
Today I'm gonna tell you about my experience with "Making you Time!"
I'm a single mum with new Health Issues and full time business owner with also having a house to run, anyone else in this position can probably relate to the feeling of not having enough hours in the day to get everything done.
When I first launched my business a the beginning things were a bit mad, my daughter wasn't get enough mummy time and play time outside my office space (my office is in my room) I wasn't getting hardly any time away from the Computer or a break from my bedroom as i felt like i had to work, work, work to get the business out there.
The Effects caused....
After a while my daughter was playing up more and more and wasn't really going to sleep early although she had school in the mornings.
Now I had to ask myself why and what could I do? After a while it became apparent my daughter is very active and needs high energy stimulation to keep her focused, calm and also to tire her out and being stuck in my room most days wasn't the answer I needed.
After speaking with a friend I soon realised I need to time block and make time for me as my energy was draining away, getting very tired, not sleeping properly and not really eating properly as I would eat in my room therefore so did my daughter.
So one evening on a rare occasion my Daughter actually went to sleep at a reasonable time I just turned off my pc, sat a gazed out the window and being present in the moment for around an hour, picked up my book "Start with Why" and just read a couple of chapters and made some pointers in my note pad.
The Outlook was brighter!
It was during this time it came to me what I had to do. After a decent night sleep and my energy levels back up I realised I needed to make sure I was taking time out to be with my daughter fully and take some time in the evenings to just be me!
I wasn't really one who had made time for me, many years ago I use to make Sundays my day, so the day I sat and done my nails, face routine etc and all this had stopped a long time ago and I'd forgotten what it was like to have me time. This new outlook gave me the chance to remember this is what I used to do and made me realise although I'm a mum and business owner I can still have Me Time!
So I decided enough was enough if I was drained, all energised out how can I be there for my daughter, work on my Health and run a powerful business.
The simple answer.... I CANT!
So i decided i needed to Time Block More.
Why not check out my Time Blocking blog to read more into my planning and routines and how this has changed things dramatically.
The weekends I now try to not work unless its a couple of hours in the evenings after spending the day with my daughter doing different things.
This means i get a proper chance to spend the time with my daughter and also means i'm refocusing ready for the week ahead whilst she is at school to smash it out the park.
Althoguh is still don't fully have my old school Sunday's back i'm ok with it as the time spent with my daughter is enough for me to be able to chill, relax and have some me time all at once.
My advice to anyone who is struggling with managing the home, children and any other needs Time Block everything this plan may not work for your household but its the principle of it that matters.
I now get time with my daughter, the smiles are back on her face, my energy levels are coming back fully slowly, my house work isn't building up as much and more importantly I get some time to myself.
As they say a Happy Mummy, a Happy Daughter and Happy home. This picture here say's it all, time spent outside with my daughter getting out and about more than being just stuck inside.
Whatever you decide to do remember to Make Time for you!
Enjoy having life back to normal and keep to it even when times become hard.
Have an amazing week and I'll be back next week with my next next midweek Wednesday blog.
Always remember you're stronger than you believe
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