Melinda, from the amazing blog Mumma in Heels and co-author of style blog Shop Me Chic, is a wife, mumma of two, a PR student, self confessed nail polish junkie and multi tasking maniac. Today I asked her the question on everyone’s lips. How does she do it? And how does she keep from being overwhelmed in her crazy busy life? A xx
It’s a question I get asked almost every day – how do you do it?
Let me be the first to say, I am not Super Woman, Wonder Woman and any other woman with super powers (although if I’m honest, I’d love to get around in a Wonder Woman costume every day!).
I think Melinda would look great in a Wonder Woman costume! A x
Readers of Mumma In Heels will have seen a post or two about how I keep up ‘physically’ – planning ahead, writing (lots of) to do lists and multitasking where possible. Today Amy has asked me to write about how I cope emotionally and prevent myself from getting overwhelmed.
The first thing I have to say is sometimes I do get overwhelmed! Take last week: Mister was away with work, I had an essay to write, my toddler had a temperature and there was no wine. The baby was particularly cranky and I had two loads of washing on the line get rained on. I rang my fiancé and cried and told him I couldn’t cope anymore and I needed his help. A pointless phone call as he couldn’t come home but I really just needed to vent. As soon as I hung up I felt better and just took one thing at a time, starting from the most important thing (getting my toddlers temperature down was the first thing, finding out where to buy wine online was the second!). It sounds like simple advice but when you feel overwhelmed it can be hard to see things rationally. It really is a case of just doing one thing at a time, starting with the most important thing.
The second thing is you just have to know when it is time to switch off. Yesterday I blogged, baked (red velvet cupcakes – so yummy!), made baby food and wrote up a uni essay (on top of my usual motherly duties) and once the babies were asleep, I thought I’d squeeze in an hour to start my second essay. About 500 words in, the computer blacked out and I lost my work. I turned the computer back on and sat down to rewrite those 500 words until I realised that it was time to switch off for the day. No more uni, blogging or tweeting, but time to crawl onto the couch next to Mister and watch the New Girl. Some days you just have to be happy with what you have managed to do and leave whatever you haven’t done for tomorrow.
It will still be there in the morning and even though it feels like it, the world won’t end!
Ps. Today I am guest posting about everyday luxuries at Luxe By Lulu – go and take a peek!0