Life

Life is about juggling lots of balls at once…

…and not dropping one. But unfortunately at some point, one or two have to drop.

For me, there are 5 juggling balls to keep going in my life and they are:

  1. Work
  2. Little man
  3. My relationship with hubby
  4. The house
  5. Me

So, it is a given that work and little man form the most important part of life for me as a full time working mum to an 18 month old.

However, how do you make sure you keep your relationship going, the house clean and tidy with nicely cooked meals, and then there is another thing…me!

We all put so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect all the time. I even wrote a post about how I am learning that I don’t need to be perfect. That being me and doing my best is acceptable.

So if you could only juggle 3 balls, what three would you choose?

I would have to choose work and little man, but then what next? What makes one more important than the other?

 

RELATIONSHIP 

Clearly a crucial ball to keep up in the air. Once our little boy is older, moves out, gets married and has children of his own, it will just be hubby and I. If we do not make an effort now whilst little man is young, then we will drift apart causing problems later down the line. You might realise that the only thing you have in common anymore is the child you love so dearly.

THE HOUSE 

Possibly the most boring ball to juggle but definitely a necessity. Some people are affected more by the house than others. I get massively affected if my house isn’t clean and tidy. I am lucky that I only do about 3 loads of washing a week, and I always keep on top of the housework so it is never massively messy. I like to cook fresh meals for our dinner during the week, and at weekends we cook new things as a family. I know this adds extra pressure on to an already busy schedule but I do enjoy it, even if I moan about being too busy at the time.

ME 

When was the last time you did something for yourself? I get to the gym 3 times a week, and am lucky that hubby will look after little man for an hour or so at the weekend so I can get to a class. I then try and go at nap time on a Saturday so I don’t miss any family time. But that is about how much me time as I get. I can’t complain though as it is just one of those things that gets dropped when you are a mum. It is important to try and have some time to yourself though. If anything, it makes you focus more and appreciate family time at a weekend, especially being a working mum.

So that’s juggling the balls of life. What three would you choose? What other balls do you have to juggle on a daily basis?

Busy Working Mummy XOXO

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5 thoughts on “Life is about juggling lots of balls at once…

  1. Mine would be Hubby, Little Man and Me. I don’t do enough of the latter and sometimes that impacts my relationship with Hubby. Need to work on that a bit more because you are right, juggling everything is so difficult. Thanks for making me stop and think. #SundayStars

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  2. Ah its so tricky isn’t it! Its taken me about 2yrs to get into a routine that I like and that works but I still struggle with time for me. We are now in a position where our relationship isn’t suffering and that has been one of the most important things (apart from Mia!!). Its really good to not lose sight of who you are as a person and not a mummy all of the time 🙂

    #sundaystars

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  3. I know what you mean about juggling! I think the ‘me’ ball often gets dropped here, starting to make more time, but thats the easiest one to let go. I am starting to make ‘me time’ more of a priority. I really hate a messy house too, we do at least 2 loads of washing a day though, and that on its own feels endless!

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