My little helpers and I put some love back into our greenhouse yesterday
We pulled soooo many weeds, planted a bunch of veggies, picked cucumbers, found some sneaky snails and Pip decided to dig out a few lettuces
Are you like me and think you can do way more than you actually have time to do?
Our greenhouse has been one of those things I had dreams of being constantly full and producing an abundance of veggies for our family...but never gave it the time for it to really flourish, because I had so many things on the go, so many balls in the air I couldn't keep them all up at once
I know I put way too many unrealistic expectations on myself and thinking I was supermum that I could have all the sleepless nights whilst balancing kids, work, house duties and creating interesting, delicious and nutritious foods to satisfy everyone's needs during the day and then work on my business at night when the kids sleep....I did this for some time, but eventually I crashed and I am still picking up the pieces.
So now I am working on being conscious of how much I am asking of myself, taking a rest if I need it, making sure I make time for me, to fill my cup as well as dedicating time each week to family fun time. I am working on setting out attainable and realistic daily goals and not getting caught up in "shoulding" on myself and creating stupidly long lists that only end up causing stress
Expectations are the mother of all f#*k ups...expectations on ourselves, on other people or on how things "should" unfold set us up for disappointment, stress and frustration if thing's don't go how we want them to
So have your goals, dreams, hopes and desires but be kind, be gentle and have gratitude and respect for all that you do...no matter how much you feel you do or don't do....your amazing and don't you forget it!