So I think it’s pretty clear that I’ve been a little quiet over here on my blog recently. In fact, I’ve been a little quieter than normal on all my social media platforms! The truth is, I’d let myself get overwhelmed recently. Stress was taking over, and I really didn’t feel like myself. I’ve always been one who struggles with anxiety. I’m a bit of a control freak and when things are out of my control I get so stupidly anxious and over stressed about anything and everything!
Maddie has been teething badly again, (we’ve actually just had 3 of her top teeth cut through in the same week!) so sleep has been very hit and miss these past few weeks. We’ve been deliberating moving to a new house; which is always stressful. Our business we are opening soon has had a few setbacks; also, incredibly stressful. It feels like we’ve been hit with one thing after another and I’ve let it take a toll on me. I’ve been allowing all this stress to suck the fun out of getting to sit and type, blog and vlog etc. the things I LOVE doing and aren’t a chore to me! They’re my passion and hobby! But most importantly, I was worried my stress would pass onto my daughter. I know time with her is SO precious and I couldn’t let all the comings and goings of our lives right now affect her or stop me from making amazing memories with her.
So, I decided to take a bit of my own advice and have some quiet time. Most of that consisted of just enjoying wonderful quality family time (thanks to a well-timed and much needed bank holiday Easter break!) But I also made sure I had some me time alone too. I treated myself to go to London baby free and meet friends, went and got my hair done, had a few peaceful bubble baths, made the most of when Josh was home and caught up on some sleep with a few naps etc. Even stepping back from chatting to my phone on Instagram stories – another usual fav of mine… to just live in the moment and chill. I know a lot of mums find it hard to leave their little ones, but if you’re lucky enough to have some sort of childcare, honestly just a few hours on your own can be so refreshing mentally! I’ve also found that time with baby once you are reunited again, is even better, as I’m more positive and feel I can give baby my FULL attention and not be distracted!
A break has honestly has honestly been the BEST decision for me and my family.
I feel like I’ve got a new lease of life again! I feel like a new woman! I’ve got my mojo back!
And even though things still aren’t peachy perfect and sorted yet, I’m determined to not let the stress of things get to me as much. It’s all a process and things will get easier as time goes on! Trusting the universe has a plan and that things will work themselves out for the best is the way forward for me. As my grandma always used to say, “everything happens for a reason!”
Fellow mamas, if you’ve found yourself particularly stressed recently, then give yourself some time out. Being a mum is hard enough, without throwing in other life dramas or complications! You do you, have a break, re-find your mojo, and come back bouncing with a big smile on your face!! Cheers to wearing ya positive pants!!
Lots more regular content to come again here on Biff & Baba, so stay tuned!!
Lots of love,