Over the last eighteen months, we’ve all had to get used to a new way of life. Working from home has been a great change for many of us, but for others it’s meant working longer days and feeling drained from the extra workload and lack of social interaction. When we feel drained in the evenings after being sat in front of a screen all day, it can be difficult to find the motivation to get active and burn off some calories. The result is many of us feeling even more lethargic and seeing those extra pounds creep on.
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Whilst some mums seem to defy the laws of nature by becoming amazing earth mothers, domestic goddesses, and career high-fliers, the reality is that this can only be achieved with help. That might be a family member, paid childcare, or by paying for help with another area of life such as a cleaner. In reality, we all have limits and the only real way to be a successful working mum is, to be honest with yourself about your limits. Don’t get disheartened, the ones who look like they have everything in hand, they won’t be doing it alone.
Whilst working from home with four children here is a challenge, there are currently no school runs and no club runs, so there is much less running around than a normal week. This means lounge wear is perfectly reasonable!
What’s your workplace like? Are you at a desk for the bulk of your working day? How important is the design of your work space? Over the years I’ve had numerous different arrangements of my work space, depending on my job at the time. In all honesty I don’t think I’ve ever really had a […]
The world of work for women has changed significantly over the years. Despite so many changes and shifts in working patterns, arrangements and responsibilities, there remain some very real challenges for women. If you are a regular reader of the blog, you might have read my article questioning why motherhood was so undervalued. I talked about […]
The internet has changed millions of lives since it began. These days it’s truly hard to imagine a world without the internet – how exactly did we do anything before? My children laugh when I tell them it didn’t exist when I was their age. There are heaps of benefits of having the internet today, […]
For over 20 years now I have struggled to sit for long periods or even sit comfortably at all. Following on from a horse riding accident and a tumble off a school trampoline, my neck and back were not amused. Carrying four babies, four overdue babies, four lots of breastfeeding and 10 years of carrying […]