The kids refuse to listen and carry out your instructions
Your beautiful scatter cushions resemble Mount Everest – if only you could get to them for the Lego and Barbie dolls strewn in your way
You’ve just received another sales call about solar panels
The doorbell rings with a neighbour selling raffle tickets and you’ve no change to hand
Your toddler dropped your mobile phone, smashing the screen
You are about to serve dinner when your partner calls to say he’s just starting his commute home
The kids are playing up at bedtime, making you late for your gym class
At which point did you lose your cool and start screaming about how unfair life is and what did you do to deserve all this? How many of these scenarios sound like a mirror of your everyday life? Don’t despair about the way these episodes make you feel! Mums of older children will ...
So many mums tell me how stressful they find life and how overwhelmed they feel about the challenges they face. If you’re feeling like this, it is important you understand you can empower yourself to make small changes in your life that will help you regain a sense of direction for a happier future.
One of the most important things you can learn to do is make better use of your time. If life seems to be rushing by, allow yourself the opportunity to slow down. You must be able to reflect on the challenges you face and assess how you can manage them in a calm, structured way. If you do not allow yourself this time, life will spiral out of control leaving you feeling fraught, anxious and stressed.
If your child was experiencing anxiety or struggling to move forward with an issue, you would stop everything to discuss the situation ...
2012 has been an incredible year for Great Britain. The country united to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee and the stage was set for spectacular sporting achievement! So when you reflect on 2012, how was the year for you? Did you achieve your greatest aspirations, did you live life according to your own values and did you enjoy some moments of memorable family time? I hope you can reflect on a joyous year and look ahead with optimism for 2013.
Of course there will always be things you wished you had done, goals you had achieved and hobbies you had started. Instead of dwelling on what was left undone, celebrate everything you have achieved and reward yourself by relaxing and enjoying quality time with your family throughout the festive period. What you must now promise yourself is to make 2013 the year you do achieve your aspirations!
Decide to make these changes in 2013 for a happy new
When your body thrives, you have
more energy, enthusiasm, and vitality to do everything you want to do. Focus on
setting goals for the specific actions that will provide the results you’d like
For example, rather than stating that you want to lose 25 pounds next year,
try to find achievable goals that will help you lose weight. Make a plan to
enroll in a yoga class, try three new types of aerobics exercises, or join a
Resolve to bring new experiences into your life. Set goals
about new foods that you want to try, eating 3 more vegetable servings each day,
or even getting more sleep.
These goals are more fun to reach, but they’ll
contribute to the same end result.