Slow Down Mumma

I don’t know about you but with a 8 year old son, a blog on hand, Bed and Breakfast business and a household to look after with an added active social life and my erratic running schedules for staying healthy, a lunatic like me tries to do it all and I feel (In fact I KNOW) that since I am constantly rushing from one task to another, I can see life just zooming past me and I am missing out on a little day to day joys that come with motherhood.

I must admit that while I am there in body, sometimes my mind is already racing in advance thinking about everything else I need to do. I am on the constant go, doing certain things which matter and certain things which don’t even matter, but I am busy busy busy all the time.

My son is turning 8 this March and now it’s hitting me how fast time flies. Some days I feel I am failing at motherhood and at my jobs.

It’s true that life has gone far easier with microwaves, washing machines, cell phones, but despite these conveniences the life has gone more demanding and complex.

No doubt we’re stressed out, “The housework is never ending” “the office challenges are huge”, they come back to home with us, plus we want the BEST of everything in our life.

Whether the hitches of today is our own mistake or the price we are paying for living in the modern world, or are we just an age bracket of whiners? Whatever it is -We need to Slow Down.

It’s time I just pause, breathe in and take it easy.I need to get over the guilt of not doing justice to my own life.

  • I need to remind myself it’s absolutely fine if the room has toys everywhere.
  • It’s fine if there are dirty clothes everywhere soon he is going to shift in another room and then stay busy in his own world.dsc02488
  • Shouldn’t feel guilty if I yelled at him before he left for school, it’s normal if we lose our mind sometimes, once back cuddle them more, kiss them hard and feel OKAY!
  • It’s absolutely all right If I need a girls night or date night once a week! — Won’t ever let anyone make me feel guilty for time away from my son. I deserve it. Gonna fill my wine glass too 😉
  • Won’t feel guilty about dropping an activity, a class, a birthday party he was supposed to go to, instead will be happy that I spent that time with him.

After all as he grows up, of what he is going to remember and what is going to stay with him are the cuddles we did, the silly laughs we laughed, the way I held him, the way I helped him choose his clothes and all the bonding times, not just the picks and drops for his classes.

Want him to remember the last minute plans we made and went to park for a run or our small rides to ice cream parlours.And I want to remember the sparkle in his eyes with these tiny happy moments than the heavy heart of just doing the routine stuff.

I know I’m not the only mum facing this. We’re worn out, burned out, and sick. It shouldn’t be this way, and that’s not what motherhood is all about. We’re just trying to do too much of everything, and that’s why we’re not doing anything well.

So all Mamma’s out there SLOW DOWN.

Enjoy these mad moments full of love.

Enjoy the muddy clothes.

Enjoy the cuddles and baby fragrances; HUG them tight before they start running away from you.

Childhood is not here to stay; this time will fly away in the blink of an eye.

So hold the hands of your little ones and just STAY. Live the moment, even if it’s just for a few minutes every day. Let’s not get jammed up in the chaos of life. Let’s enjoy these sweet days while we can. Because they’ll be gone before we know it.

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Cheering quotes for Women

In testing times we all give in to feelings of self-doubt and step down from challenging situations.

Whenever stuck, it is so significant to have a couple of strong, self-determining women one can look up to. They can encourage you to become a strong woman yourself who deals through difficult times with buoyancy.

At times it just takes these little reminders in life that helps us to realise amazing powers that lie within us. Apart from that, the extracts empower us to be confident in becoming the strong women we want to be and leave all negativity behind.

I here have curated a list of my favourite quotes — from personalities living and dead, authors and actors, leaders and lovers activists and athletes, singers and dancers—all women. Each of these is so powerful in its own manner; that inspires, empower and jog our memory on how powerful we truly are.

Jointly, they form an inspiring stew, cheering us to take hold of life, incite the fire of self-worth, motivation and a charm of spunk within us.

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Just quotations can’t change our life but they can change our perspective and our day and anything is possible post that.

  • “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder
  • “Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror”. – Byron Katie.
  • “I define Joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace- a connection to what matters” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai
  • “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou
  • “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” –Ayn Rand
  • “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” – Alice Walker
  • . Ageing is not ‘lost youth,’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength. —Betty Friedan
  • “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron
  • “It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine”. — Byron Katie
  • Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is. —Anne Frank
  • “If you think taking care of yourself is selfish, change your mind. If you don’t, you’re simply ducking your responsibilities.” –Ann Richards
  • “Be first and be lonely.” – Ginni Rometty
  • Do not bring people in your life who weighs you down. And trust your instincts … good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don’t hurt. They’re not painful. That’s not just with somebody you want to marry, but it’s with the friends that you choose. It’s with the people you surround yourselves with. —Michelle Obama
  • Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be. —Elizabeth Gilbert
  • It needs to be said and heard: it’s OK to be who you are. –Hailee Steinfeld
  • “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” — Virginia Rometty
  • If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. —Katharine Hepburn
  • “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.”– Simone de Beauvoir
  • “I urge all women to believe in themselves and in the fact that they are capable of running a successful professional as well as family life.” – Chanda Kochhar MD, ICICI Bank
  • “You can fall, but you can rise also.” – Angelique Kidjo
  • “Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.” — Diane Sawyer
  • “Some of the senior people, the very senior astronauts shook my hand and said,”K.C., you did a great job. Don’t let anyone tell you different.” – Kalpana Chawla
  • “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are”. – Beyonce

    So wear that smile, my girls, as it still is the sexiest curve on your body 😉

Resist nothing, be relentless, love selflessly, stay motivated and Carpe Diem my friend.

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