Wednesday 20 April 2016

How to get back on track after falling off the wagon...

*This training is up for a limited time only*

Isn't it weird 

That doctors, teachers, lawyers etc all do years of training before they are let free with patients and students etc. but parents, it's "Here's the baby, we'll check in with you in a few week - off you go!"

We are supposed to know 'instinctively' how to do everything and how to be a great mom!

I don't know about you but it didn't matter how many classes I attended (incidentally they were rubbish, I learned how to make clam chowder - not exactly useful when I don't eat any kind of fish!) Anyway, where was I? yes, classes and books didn't prepare for what was to come!

The crazy roller coaster of emotions...

The feeling of total incompetence, not knowing if my baby was sick enough to warrant a trip to the doctor or if I was being paranoid! No one warned me about the hot cups of tea I would never get to drink, that I would sometime remember at three in the afternoon that I hadn't brushed my teeth -- or had I? Or was that yesterday? Who knows!

That I would spend the first few months like a walking zombie and that getting 4 hours of uninterrupted sleep would be like winning the lottery! Having no family or friends nearby and a husband that worked stupid amount of hours, it was a lonely time back then and I often doubted my ability to be a good mom, let alone a great one.

My goals were simple - 

Make it to the end of the day without losing my sh*t, sounds simple but believe me, it was one of the toughest things I have ever done.

Then something magical would happen, I would be getting dinner on the table - and at the time I was aiming for, I was having a shower and brushing my hair and teeth (on a daily basis!), I was getting the household jobs done and getting baby down for a nap and into bed one time.

Ohhhh yeahhhh I have this mothering lark down! High fives all round...

Until BAM - sideswiped and everything goes pear-shaped again.

Then the battle begins to get back in the saddle and sometimes I would think, I just can't do this sh*t anymore.

But I could and I did. Dust myself down and start again.

And after time I started seeing patterns, recognising when that side swipe was headed my way. I couldn't always stop it but I could sure as hell put on some padding so it didn't hurt so much. I started listening and understanding, knowing what I needed to do and when, so that it was easier and quicker to get back in the saddle each time.

Which leads me to the question I get asked about the most...

How to get back in the saddle?

Normally I only share this with my paying clients but every mama I know needs help with this at some stage so I hope it will be useful for you too - whether you are currently riding high, in control of it all or it you feel like you are doggy paddling and only just keeping your head above the water.

The training is in three parts, today's is all about getting back on track and how to prepare for next time, because, there will always be a next time.

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