Move your body - Find something that you ENJOY. Not something that you want to do to ‘snap back’ or punish yourself for eating too much chocolate. I enjoy sweating it out. You might enjoy a slow yoga session or a walk around the block.
Start small and build upon it once you know you can prioritise that into your day.
I know it’s not the easiest thing to find time and it’s the first thing to get bumped off the list when shit is hitting the fan but 20 minutes will make all the difference to your mental attitude. I promise.
Compartmentalise - Stop trying to do everything at the same time. I did a post recently about ‘Mummy Mondays’. Monday’s are the day my 3 kids are home with just me. We have nowhere we have to be so it’s our adventure day. I don’t attempt to fit a business call in or check emails. I just can’t. I focus on my little humans for the day, unless they all nap at the same time but that’s just a bonus. Not trying to be ‘all the things’ keeps me sane, for this one day at least
Get to bed at a decent time - We all crave that time once they’re all in bed. Time when no-one is shouting for you, or fighting over toys. You’ve tidied up the house, made lunches for tomorrow and it’s already late. You deserve that couple hours on the couch with Netflix, but you deserve to sleep, rest and recharge even more. Especially if you have earlier risers, like every kid I know.
Aim for a minimum of 7 hours. If you’re up throughout the night you might want to aim higher. If you still feel crap in the morning then you need more.
Would any of these help you or do you do them already? I’m ready for some more tips to add to my week! Give me what you’ve got!