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Blog 56: Calm Amidst Chaos

Discover empowering strategies to move from Chaos to Calm! Join us and transform your daily life with simple, practical tips.
Blog 56: Calm Amidst Chaos
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Discover empowering strategies to move from Chaos to Calm! Join us and transform your daily life with simple, practical tips.


Calm Amidst Chaos: Navigating Motherhood with Ease

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Today, let's tackle a reality many of us face—balancing the chaos of motherhood. It often feels like juggling multiple balls at once. Managing the kids, keeping the home orderly, work and finding precious moments for yourself can feel like a never-ending struggle. But there's good news—I'm here to help you find calm in the chaos with practical tips and fun activities that the whole family can enjoy!

As a mum, you deserve to feel energised and fulfilled because, as we know, happy mums raise happy kids. I aim to help you shift from just getting by to truly living a life of joy and purpose. How? By providing simple, practical strategies and the support of a community that gets it. Together, we'll explore ways to weave self-care seamlessly into your busy schedule, ensuring it's practical and impactful.

If you're ready to let go of stress and welcome tranquillity, join me on this journey. You're not alone; with some guidance, you can turn those overwhelming moments into opportunities for personal growth and joy.

Let's remember that significant transformations begin with small, manageable steps. Are you ready to take that step with me today? Let's embrace the calm and make each day a little easier together!

Understanding Overwhelm

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Do you ever feel like you're trying to carry all your toys simultaneously, but your arms aren't big enough, and everything starts tumbling down? That's what being overwhelmed feels like for us mums sometimes. It's like having so many things to juggle—looking after the kids, managing the house, work, finding a moment for us—and feeling like there isn't enough time or energy to keep everything up in the air!

But guess what? You're not alone; I'm here to help us find ways to hold onto our "toys" without dropping them. Together, we'll learn how to balance everything with a smile. Let's make every day a little easier and a lot more fun!

Schedule' Me Time': Treat your time like an essential appointment. Even just 15 minutes a day can make a huge difference. Use this time to do something just for you, like reading, walking, or enjoying a peaceful cup of tea.


Calm Amidst Chaos:  How to Handle Overwhelm

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Handling can feel daunting for any mum, like facing a massive pile of Lego blocks without a clear strategy. However, with the right approach, you can manage these feelings and turn a potentially stressful situation into a manageable—and even enjoyable—task. Here's how to approach it:

1. Break It Down: Start by envisioning your tasks as a massive pile of colourful Lego blocks. It might look overwhelming, but each block represents a small, manageable part of the bigger picture. Organises these tasks by priority, like sorting Lego blocks by colour, and tackle them one step at a time. Begin by organising today and start tackling the tasks tomorrow.

2. Take Time to Breathe: When things seem to pile up, it's crucial to pause and take a deep breath. It's like setting down a heavy backpack during a long walk. This moment of respite allows your mind and body to reset, preparing you to tackle the next challenge with renewed energy.

3. Ask for Help: It's perfectly okay to seek help, just as you might when a puzzle seems too challenging to solve alone. Sharing the load can make the task less daunting and more enjoyable, whether it's reaching out to family, friends, or a community.

By incorporating these strategies, mums can find practical and uplifting ways to manage their day-to-day responsibilities. Remember, turning 'overwhelmed' into 'overcoming' is about taking small steps and knowing you're not alone.


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Burnout is not just about being too busy or feeling overwhelmed…It’s like your work has no purpose and you don’t have support.” Unknown

“ No one knows what you have been through or what your pretty little eyes have seen, but I can reassure you- whatever you have conquered, it shines through your mind.” Nikki Rowe

“When life gets hectic and you feel overwhelmed, taker a moment to focus on the people and things you are most grateful for. When you have an attitude of gratitude, frustrating troubles will fall by the wayside.” Dana Arcuri

“ How can we appreciate anything fully when overwhelmed with too much.” Ally Condie
“ You can’t do everything. But you can do anything, one thing at a time.” Alex Mandossian

“ Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” Anne Lamott


Questions and Reflections

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1.What small step can you take today to reduce your sense of overwhelm? 

Reflection: Picture overwhelms as a cluttered room. If you were to clean it, you'd start with one corner. Similarly, by choosing one small task you can complete today to make your life easier, you're not just taking a proactive step towards clearing mental clutter but also asserting control over you overwhelm. It could be as simple as organising a drawer or scheduling ten minutes for yourself. What's one small action you can take today to reclaim your sense of control?

2: How does your current routine support your wellness and family life? 

Reflection: Your daily routine is like a garden; it needs regular tending to thrive. Reflect on your daily habits and identify which nourish you and might be draining your energy. Could adjusting your routine help you water the areas of your life that need more growth and care?

3.When did you last celebrate a small victory in your journey to manage overwhelm? 

Reflection: Celebrating small wins helps plant positivity in our lives, especially on tough days. Consider a recent moment when you handled a stressful situation well or made progress on a personal goal. How did you acknowledge this achievement? Recognising these moments can be a powerful way to motivate and remind yourself of your capability and strength.

Create a Family Calendar: Involve your whole family in planning the week. Everyone can add their activities and tasks, which teaches your kids about planning and responsibility while helping you manage everyone's expectations.


Calm Amidst Chaos: Navigating Overwhelm as a Mum

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Remember, it's completely normal for mums to feel overwhelmed. You're not alone in this journey. But it doesn't have to define your daily experience. With the strategies we've discussed, I'm hopeful you'll find more moments of joy and relief in your routine. You're doing an incredible job—don't forget to acknowledge and celebrate your daily achievements!

I'm eager to hear how you apply these tips to make positive changes. Please share your experiences and triumphs with our community. Let's keep supporting each other on this path of growth and fulfilment. You've got this, mums!

Engaging in Activities to Reduce Overwhelm. Journaling, reflecting, and asking Questions journaling can be a magical way to deal with overwhelm. It helps you clear your mind by putting thoughts on paper.
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Here’s to a more vibrant, energised, and thriving you!

Thanks for being here, and let’s kickstart your growth and toast to your successes as you unlock your full potential!

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With much Love

Mukti Santos  

“Keep it simple and focus on what matters. Don’t let yourself be overwhelmed.” Confusius

Journal Prompts

Today's Top Three: Write about today's three most important tasks. Why do they matter to you?
Gratitude Break: List three things you're grateful for today. How do they make you feel?
Future Smile: Consider one thing you're looking forward to this week. Why does it make you smile?