Everything changed when I reached breaking point….
These are some wellness steps I took to help myself.
The first year of Finn’s Life
I felt like the first years of Finn’s life I was constantly on my phone and when he started saying “Mummy where’s your phone” when I wasn’t using it, it hurt. I’m trying to be more mindful of how much and why I’m on social media. Modern life makes us feel like we should be busy all the time even down to silly things like I was getting FOMO that I hadn’t watched the latest Netflix series!! I’ve tried to close lots of these tabs down in my brain and it’s really helped me to feel a balanced and calmer person. We’re not in a race with anyone. Be easy on yourself! Take time for YOU, when you can. I know that it’s hard when you’re a mum as you’re rarely alone & have to military-style plan things but sometimes small pleasures like reading your favourite magazine, uninterrupted with a cup of tea are bliss and good for the soul. (My partner missed Finn’s birth as he was buying me Heat magazine!! That I never got to read!!) Also things like painting your toenails or wearing nice underwear, even if no one will get to see them, you will.