Is it just me or does life seem to be getting busier every month? Maybe it is just me and the reality of having three children under four has hit our little family hard and fast. Regardless of what your household looks like, I feel like we are all becoming experts at filling every spare minute we are graced with and as a result life becomes a flurry and the time seems to just be flying by.
In saying that I would be lying if I said I was someone who didn’t enjoy being busy. I feel as though when I am busy and checking off that long chore list, more boxes get ticked off then when I have all the time in the world. However, for me to be the best version of myself I have come to learn a few things the hard way you could say. The big one for me is EXERCISE!
The question that begs to be answered, what busy mother doing her best to manage life at home potentially alongside working commitments has any time in her schedule to fit in exercise? Trust me I get it, there was a solid period of time for me where exercise took a real backseat in my day to day life and at times failed to be a priority at all. But when I realised that it needed to be prioritised for not only my benefit but those close to me, I knew I'd instantly become a better mother and wife.
Fitness looks a little different for me these days. I don’t have goals or expectations to be the fittest and strongest version of myself, instead I use the 30 minute window to give my body and mind something else to think about rather than packing kids lunches or folding those 3 baskets of washing that have been in the laundry for 4 days. I choose to exercise in a place that is kid friendly where I can take my little cherubs along because let’s be honest, getting out of the house with 3 kids in tow is a workout in itself.
What else I have learnt along the way is that it is more than ok to ask for help. I feel exceptionally blessed that we live in a great community, think that small town feel where your child is co-parented for want of a better word by so many amazing families living and breathing the same hectic daily routine. It really does take a village and when you let that village in, life becomes abundantly more manageable and enjoyable.