The week the bubble burst……all a little dramatic really but last week it was business as usual for us all. Following the Christmas break, me and my husband were back in work, the girls were back in school and little Alfie returned to nursery.
Prior to getting back to reality I promised myself that I would slow down as there are some (most) mornings that I wake up feeling completely anxious about the day ahead and I was determined to stop this feeling.
Me and my husband often question what can we do to make our mornings and life less chaotic and we previously came to the conclusion that we can try to be more organised and try to expect the unexpected.
However, we have 3 young Children, we both work, we have routines and deadlines – life is always (for the foreseeable future anyway) going to busy, crazy in fact. We all know that with Children all it takes is one fall, a temperature, a restless night (sometimes from all three) to completely throw your day into disarray. With Children you can only plan so much.
I have been reading Fearne Cotton’s new book “Calm” and she talks about how we should ’embrace the chaos’. I have therefore been trying to do exactly that and it’s like a revelation, I definitely feel better for it.
I have also been getting more sleep by going to bed earlier. I have always dug my heels in about going to bed early as, by the time the kids are asleep and all your little chores have been done, I want to sit and try and have some sort of an evening, watch some television, chat to my husband. However, earlier nights have made me feel better and less stressed so I need to admit that, for now, this is what must be done.
So, we survived our first week back and it was ok. Of course there were moments when I felt like screaming but I stayed positive, held it together and it was fine. I definitely felt less tired, less stressed and more positive.
So here’s to embracing the chaos.