Survival Mode – In the Trenches of Motherhood

Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast

_podcastTemplateSometimes we just have to go into survival mode for some seasons of our lives.  We all know those first few months of having a newborn means hunkering down to just eating, sleeping and keeping baby healthy and well.  Other times are when illness, grief, or other events come into our lives and we find ourselves dropping out of our normal lives  to deal with these.

In this week’s podcast I want to encourage you to seek help, to not do life in isolation at these vulnerable times.  If you are in a good place right now, then I want to encourage you to look around you and lend a hand to those in need.

Seek help from friends, family, doctors, counselors and help-lines.  In Australia, a fabulous resource is Beyond Blue with a 24 hour help line.  In the USA and UK, click on this link for phone numbers of various organisations.

 

 

 

002 Space In Your Calendar

Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast

_podcastTemplateIn this second episode of Stress Busters for Busy Mums, I elaborate on the topic of making space.  This time, we look at creating space in your calendar.

I show you how you can visualise the commitments you have on your calendar and proactively space out them out so you are not trying to do more than you can cope with.

Building on the boundaries we talked about in episode 001 about how we gift the time we have to others, I encourage you to not fear changing appointments around to make your days more manageable.

001 More Sleep & More Time

Stress Busters for Busy Mums Podcast

_podcastTemplateIn this very first episode of Stress Busters for Busy Mums I talk about what a crazy day looks like compared to one where we start well rested.  I give suggestions about how to get to bed earlier and be better rested.  I also talk about one important strategy to de-clutter our day to make space:  saying “no” to taking on more projects than we want to.