Depression can affect anyone regardless of their situation in life. The fog clouds your mind, it affects your thinking, it affects your outlook on life and especially your outlook on yourself.
It affects your mothering and it affects your relationships.
Since that time I have become more aware, more considerate and more kind to myself. I have learned from sad experience that I need to live my life in a way that is best for me. Comparing myself to other women and especially other mothers sets me off on a dangerous, emotional path of depression. I am at a place now where I can think clearer, where I can look to the future with happiness and can speak to myself in a positive way.
So often as women we try to do it all, be it all and have it all. We work so hard at getting everything just right in our lives that we push ourselves so hard that we end up falling in a heap. It was with this in mind that I decided to write an ebook to help other women focus more on being kinder to themselves. I called it Pockets of Happiness where I share some of my secrets I use to feel a little happier during my day.
I know that it can be hard to find time for yourself when you are super busy chasing after the kids, keeping up with housework and running a household. Planning time for you then becomes a challenge and that’s why I have pages for you to fill in and ideas to help get your started on finding your own happiness.
Often we think that to feel happier it has to be some huge life changing event. For me it was all about making small changes, finding small pockets of time to put myself first and by being organised.
In Pockets of Happiness, Naomi helps you to find those small pockets of time and provides you with a list that you can borrow to start your own happiness journey. Naomi is generously giving away 5 copies of her ebook and I will select 5 posts entered in the linky next week for week 8 of simplify your life. Winners will be selected and notified via email within a week of the closing of the linky (closes March 4 and winners selected by March 11). As it is a digital product it is open to all who enter a “simplify your life” post in the linky – can be on any week’s topic, not just the happiness challenge.
What are some ways you find those small pockets of time to bring happiness into your day to day life?
Find your simple,