Time + Happiness

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Before I start, I'd like to say that this post is in no way intended to sound conceited or arrogant, it is simply my thoughts on how to get the most happiness out of every day you are blessed with.

People often ask me 'How do you have time?' when they find out that I am a mother, a wife, a homemaker, a professional blogger and brand manager for Bella&Bear and that I run my own blog too, amongst other things.
There is no special trick, the answer is, because I make time. I love all the things I do, so I make sure that I make time to enjoy them.

In life we often get so wrapped up in mundane day-to-day things, that we forget about ourselves. We forget to pause and breathe in the fresh air, or to really enjoy that last bite of our favourite cookie. We forget to put time aside to do the things we love most, because we don't think we can make the time.
I want to say; 'yes, you can.' You must. If you don't, you wont find pleasure in life and you will just be existing.

For me, nothing comes before being a mother, but every time Elias is sleeping or playing happily with his toys, I do something else I love, because I am still me - an individual.
I love my blog and, even though it can be hard to fit blogging in, I always do. It's important to me, it calms me and makes me feel proud, productive and positive.
Work is also a pleasure. It took time (and many a bad job) but I persevered until I landed that job that doesn't feel like a job, and now I get to work from home, using my own ideas and initiative, being creative and doing something I love. I never feel pressure or stress in my work and it is something I can look forward to - that is something I which really helps out.
Being a wife is new to me, and I'm still learning. But my husband is my best friend and we connect on every level. Being together is positive and happy and he keeps me sane and balanced.
Some people think being a homemaker is a chore or a bore, but for me it's therapeutic and productive. I love being responsible for creating a safe, beautiful and peaceful environment for my family and it gives me a sense of achievement, too.

Of course, I understand that we all have moments where we feel stressed or pressured or down, but that's just temporary, and it is something you can change. Remember that. Jump in a warm, bubbly bath, pour a cup of tea or read your favourite book and leave your worries behind. Try not to bring work problems home, resolve them there and then and remember to talk things out with people who are important to you.
Indulge in things you love often, and don't feel guilty. This is your life and you have the right to enjoy it. Never forget about yourself and never loose your spirit. Make time for the things you love.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely post and well written. You sound crazy busy! It's like that around here too and having kids makes it so much more hectic. Hope you get everything done in the lead up to Christmas.