Life is busy. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mum, or a working mum or even a mixture of both, life can be hectic. As women we push ourselves often to the brink of exhaustion by trying to be the best mum, wife, employee/business owner, friend, sister, volunteer and whatever other roles we play and we often feel we fall short of what is expected from each role.
It seems this feeling of pressure to perform well in all areas of our life is felt by women around the world. In the UK, Sanctuary Spa conducted research on how women are really feeling and they found 12 million are burnt out and 80% of the women interviewed don’t feel ‘good enough’.
Sanctuary Spa was surprised by these findings and created a video with older women giving advice on what they would have done if they were young again.
As a young woman in the prime of my life – being a mum and working and trying to be the best me I can be to all the people that ‘need’ me, this video was a wake-up call to look at how I spend my time and to linger doing the things that really matter to me.
My darling 1 year old is now no longer a baby and there are so many lasts that I just want to hold onto for one last time, but my busy life is not making it easy to linger longer and to savour those moments that need to be cherished.
When life is busy, time goes fast and little time is left to really savour those things that are seasonal or temporary.
It’s easier said than done to slow down and savour more time with our children or doing whatever it is that makes us happy, but there has to be time for work because who else will do it if we don’t?
Rather than looking at life through the view point of what needs to be done, maybe look through glasses of what is being missed?
If you find yourself overwhelmed right now, watch this video and see if it will help you realign what is most important to you.
The biggest message for me from this video is it’s important to savour life’s precious moments and rethink my hectic lifestyle.
What about you? Does this video resonate with you? What could you do to slow down and savour the moment?