Where does all the time slip away? You’re life is revolved around motherhood and you’ve now realized that having a newborn can be stressful, and not just the physical everyday stuff. We live in a society where more seems to be expected and there simply aren’t enough hours in a day. As much as we’d like to do nothing more than nurse around the clock or sit around and bond with our bundles of joy for hours on end, it just isn’t possible. At some point the dishes must be done and if you’re a blue suit mom, a paycheck must be earned.
The time constraints are endless and it’s almost a guarantee that you’ll end the day wondering where all your time went. It’s a natural reaction and often times a common frustration when your day has ended and perhaps you feel disconnected.
Finding the right balance comes with time.
Try this: As you approach you day, and feel bombarded by responsibilities, take a moment and become you’re own navigator. On a piece of paper, write down all the things that might get done today. Then write down all the things that must get done.
Prioritize and put them in order. Measure your day and give yourself a realistic list of the 3-5 things that are on your must do list. Make sure to schedule one thing for yourself like a nap, dancing to music, or a massage. Without taking care of yourself, it will be impossible for you to be fully operative. It’s a natural reaction to put yourself last on your list, but get into the habit now of finding time for yourself. Some days, it might be 15 minutes, others may be 2 hours. Each day as you factor in your time, be sure to give yourself some too.