Do you ever feel like it’s groundhog day? Feel like you’re stuck in the same-old-same-old? It’s not that life isn’t wonderful – it’s just that sometimes as a busy mum, the daily routine kind of takes over and there doesn’t feel like there is any time for anything else. Routine is great in that it keeps the household chugging along, but it can become a little ho-hum if we’re not mindful of it.
If there’s one thing that can bring up feelings of frustration around this, it’s seeing other people out doing ‘stuff’ and knowing I don’t have a spare 30 minutes, hour, afternoon to do the same. I can’t live my life like I used to – when there was more than enough time to do whatever I pleased. I have to be selective on what I spend my time on, but creative too in order to fit in something I might want to do. It’s so easy to fall in to the habit of never doing anything different though.
Feeling too mummy-fied (as opposed to mummified, which if we’re honest may well feel like the same thing some days) can leave us feeling flat, bored and unhappy.
BUT … we can change the way we go about our days to make them feel less ordinary and more extraordinary. We can live an ordinary life in an extraordinary way.
Next week I’m running the SOS 7 days of something different challenge and I hope you’ll join me. I want to make myself do something each day that is outside of my routine and schedule, and that will make an ordinary day feel a little extraordinary. That will make me feel great, laugh, feel at peace, expand my horizon, inject a little joy and even discomfort (that comfort zone can be a little restrictive sometimes).
Each night I’ll put up a post with a challenge for the following day. They’re not too outlandish, or difficult, won’t cost you anything and won’t require you to eat anything new or break a sweat! They’re simple ideas that you can do while you go about your ordinary day.
The first challenge for Monday will be posted here on Sunday afternoon.
So are you up for it? Let me know in the comments.