10 strategies to stop your life spiralling out of control once you become a mum

1. Breathe

Take deep, long , slow breaths as often as you can

2. Make a list

This helps keep your mind focussed on what needs to be done.  Although, even a list can spiral out of control.  But if you do have a list that is spiralling out of control, make another one with a list of things that needs to be done right now.

3. Sleep

The power of sleep is amazing! For your mental wellbeing and your physical health.

4. Exercise

Another thing that needs to be done to keep you fit and well and to show your children the lifestyle that the need to have.

5. Make a timetable

This will help factor in all the things that you need to do in a day before you take on more work or other responsibility unless you plan to work til 2am every night!

6. Prioritise

With so much going on in your life now, you need to sort out what is important and what can wait until you have more time. Focus on what is important. Make sure you factor in the time it takes with the school run, cooking, exercise, admin work etc.

7. Live your life for now

Plan your lifestyle for now. You can’t think that if I do this then I will have this routine forever.  Things change, your job and interests change.  Nothing is for life anymore. Obviously, save and plan for a future but don’t always keep looking into the future and worry about not having enough money.  Even your millions could disappear in a flash.

8. Unexpected things will happen

It doesn’t matter how much you plan for something good or bad to happen there are some things that you just can’t control.

9. Enjoy the moments

Look at the colours of the leaves on the tree. Look at your beautiful baby sleeping for now. Look at your daughter giggling for no reason. Remember to stop and enjoy the moment.

10. Change your mind set to be happy  

If you plan for bad things then bad things will happen. Sometimes its almost like asking karma to do the bad things that you are worrying about in order to justify your worries. If it’s meant to be it will be, nothing is going to change that. So try and stop worrying and think of happy things.

At the beginning of the week, I’ve been thinking that my life has been spiralling out of control and I can’t cope with my life the way it is and then unexpected things happened. But this is my life and I can be in control of how I face it and I can be happy. So the above is the talk I had with myself! Now I’ve got to put it into practice.

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