I’ve found that creating processes where I can and my mental health go hand in hand. By setting up routines both at home and in business, I’m able to clear space on my calendar and in my head to focus on what actually requires my attention.
Let me start with a little background: mental health is something I’ve struggled with since high school, but I’ve been actively working on for the past 2 years. Could be pandemic-related, chasing around an infant and toddler 24/7, pregnancy/postpartum hormone shifts, probably a mix of all of the above.
My journey really started after having my daughter in January 2021. In a blissful state of newborn-induced sleep deprivation, I convinced myself and my husband that it was time for me to leave my corporate job and stay home with our babies.
While the months that followed were a tremendous season of growth for me and my family and I wouldn’t trade them for anything, I also found myself anxious, depressed, and a little lost.
Being a stay-at-home mom is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I thrive on routine and structure, and life with 2 under 3 is anything but that. So I look for chances to create routines wherever I can find them, and I’ve slowly been finding my way out of the fog. Is it still a work in progress? Always, but here are some things that have been helping me in this season:
A recurring theme in my life and business right now is finding ways to create mental space. For me, this means not constantly being bogged down by day-to-day tasks and things I need to remember. This allows me some room to think strategically about decisions, figure out what I want my life to look like in the future, and just enjoy where I am right now.
Mental health continues to be something I work on daily, and like anyone, I have good days and bad days. However, clearing space in my head has helped me tremendously and allows me to focus on what actually requires my attention, instead of just trying to remember everything that needs to get done. I’ve found great success through creating routines around different parts of my day and automating when I can, and this is totally possible for you too.
Does this resonate with you or you want to hear more about anything from this post? Are there other things you do that you think I’d enjoy? Please drop a comment below because I’d love to hear them! ?
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