Anyone else had a hard time waking up this morning? I felt like I emerged from the bottom of the deepest ocean. ( I probably looked like it too).
I don’t know what it is, but something is going on with my sleep at the moment.
The last 3 nights I have slept like a log. To the point of not hearing Ace at all. So poor Garth has been 100% on baby duty. The first morning I happily woke up and exclaimed: “Ace slept through the night, whooo!.” And got a very tired slow headshake back. Apparently, I slept through the night, Ace was up 3 times.
It’s so strange. I mean I feel amazing. But still, does this make me a bad Mom? What happens when Garth travels? Will I put Ace trough unintentional sleep training?
Sleep is when we repair our bodies, so maybe I’m just shutting down for maintenance. After having a baby and having been up every night for a year and a half, I bet I need it.
Sleep aside, this is my goal, dream, mantra, and vision this week;
My mantra this week – “One thing at the time”. Contrary to popular belief, multitasking is not efficient. It’s a lot better to just close circles and do one thing at the time.
Garth is traveling a lot for work at the moment. So I’m alone with Ace the bigger part of this month. I don’t mind at all, Ace is an easy child. But the downside is that I have no one to share the housework with. Washing, tidying, cooking, pick and drop off at nursery, Olive’s vet visits and then my work on top. But then I think about the single parents out there and understand that I’m really lucky. These people have been doing it all on their own and they are bloody heroes for it. The trick is to focus one thing at the time (and have lots of nice dark chocolate at home as a reward at the end of the night.)
My affirmation this week – “I have a growth-mindset”. I grow and I want to continue growing all the time. My most important job in life (Apart from raising a happy and healthy son) is to work on myself. Some people are stuck in a fixed mindset where they feel “done.” Like this is them and that is it. So they don’t need to learn or evolve anymore. It stops personal growth and these people will stop challenging themselves to do better. What do you think, do you have a growth or a set mindset?
My goal this week – This spring weather is amazing. So the goal this week is to play more outdoors. I grew up in Sweden where you spend more time outside than inside unless it’s like -10°C. Fine, the air might not be as clean here in London, but still, it’s really healthy for us to not be cooped up inside.
My dream of the week – I’m dreaming of walking around London in pretty dresses, with tanned legs, and having picnics in the park. The summer is so close I can almost touch it.
My vision this week – I don’t think Garth will agree with me on this vision. But I see us going sailing as a family. Every summer when I was a child, we used to hire a boat and go sailing for a couple of weeks. I used to love it. The feeling of drifting off to sleep whilst slowly being rocked by the water is just bliss. My poor husband suffers from terrible seasickness, so I’m not sure how blissful he would find it though…
My focus this week – This week I’m focusing on keeping all the balls I’m juggling in the air. As long as I got flow they will all be dealt with. I have a lot of fun stuff in the pipeline, so I need to keep my energy high. I rather take 20 minutes to do some meditation to relax, than watch tv at night. The difference in relaxation and my energy levels after are tangible.
The event of the week – I’m going to a Jimmy Choo sample sale… I’m so excited. I loooove Jimmy Choo! If I find anything then that will most likely have to be my April buy. I’m going to do my best not to get caught up in shopping hysteria and get something I will actually use.
The other fun thing happening is that we will be heading to Amsterdam this weekend. Garth is working there at the moment and it ts mothers day on Sunday. It would be a bit sad to celebrate on my own at home.
My lesson from last week –Do not drink too much coffee! I feel all jittery if I have more than one cup of coffee in a day. I had two strong ones the other day and it was a big mistake. It made my heart beat really fast and I felt anxious for no reason at all. I do love coffee, so it’s hard to stay away. But decaf is kind of nice too.
My everyday-luxury this week– Getting to spend the weekend with my two boys in Amsterdam is pure luxury.
My inspiration this week– Maybe not inspiration per se. But this blog post on hormones “Hello Glow” is such an interesting read. The blogger is taking something quite complicated and simplifying it in a nice way for us regular non-doctor people to understand. I wonder how many people have hormone imbalances and don’t even know about it?
Ok, your turn. Write down your goal, dream, mantra, and vision every week. It’s really nice to get to reflect now and then.
Photo – Ida Zander. Location – aux merveilleux de Fred Northcote road. Scarf from Lindex, you can get my top here – adlink