I've never thought of myself as being stressed. I mean, what do I have to be stressed about? I get to stay home, write the odd blog post, spend my day cleaning and hanging out with friends and family and doing other small chores that I know my family appreciate not having to do. However, over the last few months I've realised that I haven't been taking proper time out for me and as a result of this I am constantly on the go.
I've always found it really hard to switch off. Most of you have seen my Facebook Status updates where I talk about twenty seemingly unconnected things in less than a minute, It's a small insight into my mind and it's like this ALL the time in my head.
When I started reading this book, I realised that I had all the tools I need to switch my brain off.
I have all the tools.
I just needed to be reminded how to use them.
I just needed to be reminded to use them and use them more frequently.
In the few months that I've had the book, I've discovered that I can switch my brain off. It took a little practice to start with, but I've discovered that I can relax and I've been trying to teach the Children the same methods to do this too.
Funny enough, everything else in my life at the moment is sort of branching off from this book.
The KonMari method of cleaning is part of this relaxing process. There is a section in the book that says we should try to reduce the clutter, which is exactly what I've been doing with the KonMari tidying method.
Being on the Cambridge Diet is part of this relaxing process. It's making me feel better about who I am and where I am in my life. It's helping me realise that I'm the person I want to be, I just want to be healthier and being at a healthy weight is the most important part of this.
It's funny how one book can make so many little changes possible.
Peace of Mind : A book of calm for busy Mums by Georgina Rodgers has an RRP of £12.99 (Hard back) and is published by Hodder & Stoughton