If any of you saw my latest vlog on my YouTube channel then you’ll know that I sometimes struggle with being a mummy. I do cope, I cope quite well in fact, but it can be very overwhelming at times.
I had a fantastic response from this video, a video that I actually considered not posting as quite embarrassingly, I cried during it, not once, but twice!
The kind words of support and encouragement from those who watched it not only made me feel like I wasn’t alone but also made me realise that I’d comforted some other mummies who were feeling the same way – this made me feel fab!
Anyway, I won’t go into the video, you can watch it here; but what I got out of making it and the response that I got from it, was a deal with myself. A deal to put myself and my family first. A deal not to give up on my plans of starting my business and succeeding in my blog and vlog; but to slow them down, prioritise and organise.
Each week I’m going to set myself less tasks so that not only will I be able to focus on Jasper more; but I’ll be able to complete these tasks easier and have less overwhelming induced mummy meltdowns.
So here is my deal:
*I’ll only do two blog posts per week – one on a Monday and one on a Friday; and one vlog per week (day to be decided).
*I’ll share them on all social media mediums when they’re written and then tweet them once a day max.
*I’ll respond to emails and comments in the evening once Jasper is in bed.
*Housework will be done while Jasper naps, as will focusing on myself e.g. pamper time, reading, TV catch up etc
I think this is more than manageable. I’m not superwoman and instead of trying to be one of those mummies who seems to be able to raise 3 children while blogging daily and keeping on top of the housework; I’m going to admit that I’m just not that type of mummy … and envy them from afar!
Thanks for reading xx