Slowing down and simplifying my life

Slowing down and simplifying my life Ever-changing Life of a MumRight now I feel like my head is a whirl of information. There has been a lot going on in my ‘space’ lately and I am feeling a little overwhelmed and it’s not where I want to be.

Juggling a baby and my blog has been tricky. I’m also completing an online blogging course to give me the tools I need to take my blog to the next level. As I started to set goals for my blog I became super excited for what lies ahead, but in the process I have started to fall back into some old habits.

I feel hurried and on edge again. I feel rushed, like there is always something else I have to do, and my mind is unable to focus and enjoy the present. These are feelings I know all too well and it’s a path I don’t want to travel again.

Since leaving work a year ago I have been trying to carve a slower, simpler lifestyle me and for my family – to enjoy the little things – but niggling in the background has been the pressure of surviving on one income.

While my family has been handling this massive change well, it is quite challenging at times, particularly as I have always worked (either part-time or full time) since having my children so we have always lived quite comfortably.

Despite enjoying this much needed slower lifestyle, I have slowly started to put pressure on myself to bring in some sort of extra income – to feel like I am once again contributing to this family in some way; perhaps guilty for pursuing my passions while my husband heads off to work each day, something I’m ever grateful for.

So I am stepping back for a moment to re-centre my focus and take a moment to remind myself of the important things in my life and the positive changes I have made over the past year …

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