Most of us have a baby or babies (!) in our lives that demands and wants our full attention a lot of the time. Whether it’s an actual crying, poo machine (as adorable as they are!), a needy husband, a fragile friend, your own business or something else and sometimes all of the above!

When we run our own business, it’s our baby, we created it, we loose sleep over it, we become concerned. We give it all our time, questioning whether we are doing the right thing, are we on the right track etc etc.

And while our babies are very important and bring us great joy, sometimes the scales are tipped too much towards the baby and we need to rebalance for the sake of our sanity. We are not just a mum, a business owner, a wife, a friend…we are all these things and much more and in the middle of it all, there is us and without us there wouldn’t be a baby. So I invite you, today, to bring into focus YOU. This can look like slowing down, noticing your breathing, changing your focus to something completely different, letting your hair down, being irresponsible (for just a few hours!). Celebrate what you have achieved and really celebrate. Replay your journey in your mind’s eye, the ups and the downs, the learnings, the laughs. What works for you, what doesn’t work for you.

Take it a step further and when replaying your journey, write it down. Journal your thoughts, your dreams, your learnings. Get into a habit of taking time out for you to notice how your day has been, how you are feeling about things, what’s next for you and journal them.

So…commit today to doing something for you.

Leave a comment and let me know what that thing is you decided to do today and the impact it had.

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4 Responses to Don’t let the baby take over

  1. Babs says:

    Oh yes!!! I am with you Sonia and happy to announce yesterday I took a bold step on the journey of re-inventing me…and more steps following that… as I walked through London for hours taking its diverse energy in…ending up in Covent Garden where I was tempted and completely seduced by the most delicious ice-cream….I indulged in that ‘cold’ moment filled with warmth inside for allowing myself to become ME :-) Babs

    • sonia says:

      I love this Babs and so excited for you and the journey you are on. Here’s to ice-cream and celebrating. Thank you so much for sharing. Sonia

  2. Love it!
    This is a really good reminder for us all – my ‘babies’ are 5 and 9 now and I still need to remember to take some time for myself and be (just a little) irresposnsible! :) SOOO easy to forget in the early days when you are so easily totally absorbed by the little one!