I literally do not know what to do with myself this week. It all exploded on Saturday morning and things have been a rocky roller-coaster ever since. Noah, my 6 year old, has been on and off stroppy for a few months now. Nothing too major, throwing arms around when he doesn’t get his own way. Sometimes shouting at me, hitting his sister (same old there). But, something progressed at the weekend and I would really love to know WHY!
Being a mum is no easy task, and it’s not uncommon for new mums to quickly become stressed out and anxious. When you become a mum, you’re suddenly responsible for the health and happiness of another human being, which is a massive job and commitment to take on!
This post is basically a big “tip” for those of you that struggle to get out of the house in the morning, whether that is for work or the school run in-between. I have been struggling for months in a cycle that literally started off my day in a frustrated, built up way that effected the rest of the day to come. I am pretty sure the children really didn’t like it either. I made one change, to begin with and it changed my entire mood.
The past couple of weeks I have been so tired, I literally just want to sleep all of the time. There is a lot of pressure in my life at the moment and our family holiday could not have come at a better time. With my most recent patterns I have not been remembering my dreams so much – I think this is because I have been having a lot of deep sleeps. When I do remember them I love looking them up. Keeping fit and getting the right amount of sleep to cope with the stresses of the day is hard work – I call this sleep-fit!
Sleep hygiene is the habits and practices that are conducive to sleeping well on a regular basis. Without practicing effective and consistent sleep hygiene, it is difficult for our bodies to know when it’s time to wind down and doze off. I do this all the time, and about 6 months took the decision to leave my iPhone downstairs so I cannot be tempted to look at it before I go to sleep. There are a few things you can do every night to ensure you get the most rejuvenating, restful sleep possible. I’ve put together a few guidelines to get you started!
I can across a product called “Olverum” last week, it is a bath oil that smells magnificently of lavender. You only need a tiny drop and the entire upstairs smelt like a field of flowers. It is designed to be a stress relief aid, soothe aches and pains and also leave your skin beautifully soft.