May 2022 Newsletter

May 2022 Newsletter

It’s the month of May and Sunday the 8th is Mother’s Day!

Do you remember when you were a child, and you couldn’t wait to grow up?  How foolish we were!  Some days ‘adulting’ is hard.  Whether you’re a Mom to any other life form: human, furry, or other, or if you have people who rely on you.  These people could be friends, colleagues, family members – there is a never-ending stream of duty and responsibility. 

Some days, being an adult is hard, and parenting is really, really hard. As a Mom, I can honestly say that it is by far the toughest job I have ever had.  Obviously, I love my children, but boy can they drive me to the brink of sanity! Motherhood is a job with zero days off. Literally, zero! 

But what do you do on days when mothering just feels like too much to handle? Because let’s be honest, mommy burnout is real. Some days it feels like the world is crumbling around us, and in those moments, being a mom/caregiver is just too much to bear. This is why coping with burnout is such an important part of mothering these days.

Burnout isn’t reserved just for work and Moms though, every person on this planet feels burnout at some point.  In the crazy world in which we live, it’s no wonder that the levels of depression and anxiety are skyrocketing.

After Easter, a time of rebirth and upliftment, I’ve given a lot of thought to what I’m doing to rejuvenate and refresh myself.  To be honest, not much as being a Mom comes first, but we need to remember that we are vessels who need to be filled up so we can be the best version of ourselves.

So, I’ve committed to taking better care of my mental health, and I encourage you to do the same.  This means something different to everyone, but at a minimum:  

  • Taking a few moments to just breathe and decompress can make a huge difference. 
  • Get fresh air and move your body. 
  • Exercise, especially outdoor activities, can help clear your head and re-invigorate you. I’m not talking about running the Comrades (unless that’s your thing of course), just a walk outside can be enough.  
  • Meditate—practice mindfulness. 
  • Keep a gratitude journal. 
  • Seek out the help of a listening ear, whether a therapist or a trusted friend. 

Whatever you do, remember that you can only be a good parent if you are a healthy parent, and that starts with self-care to protect your mental health. 

Spoil yourself this month of May and book our recharge retreat and receive 15% off.  

Alternatively have a look at our fabulous Mother’s Day promotion, which is also available for anyone to book Mondays – Fridays and Sundays in May. 

Love, Tania

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