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MY HAPPINESS PROJECT | Becoming a Happier Wife, Person & Mum

May 29, 2017

I have never really been affected by news in my life, but on the 23rd of May I woke up to news that shook me to my very core. I don’t know what it is about Manchester, whether it’s too close to home, whether its because it was children or because it gave me the very rude awakening that I can’t really protect my son from the world. 
On the 23rd May, I spent a day mourning, crying everytime I heard the radio and cuddling my child a little harder. On the 23rd May, I woke up. This may seem disrespectful or insensitive and it isn’t meant to be in any way shape or form, but it made me realise that I am not living right now, I am simply plodding along.

Since having Rory I have never been happier, that it’s undeniable. He has brought so much contentment to my life, it’s like he is the missing jigsaw piece that made everything complete. However, since having a baby – I haven’t looked after myself. Naturally, this isn’t something that is unusual for a new mum, but it doesn’t make it right. Due to not eating properly etc I have been feeling moody, tired and sluggish and I have decided to make some very small and simple changes to (and not to sound mega cringe) “live my best life” (it did sound cringe, didn’t it?) 

  1. Drink Water
  2. Eat Well and Eat Breakfast
  3. Unwind
  4. De-Clutter
  5. Choose Your Battles
  6. Care Less
  7. Be Consistent
  8. Hustle Harder
  9. Make Lists
  10. Be in the Moment
I will be tracking my progress on this blog and feeding back – let me know what you think! 

The comments +

  1. Chilling With Lucas

    May 30th, 2017 at 6:25 am

    It's just awful what happened. I think it effected us all a lot more as it was close to home, it wasn't a capital city, it was a place we all go, an arena I remember going to for my own first gig and a place those children should have left with such happy memories. Look forward to reading your posts on how this is going x

  2. Sarah

    May 30th, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    I cried so much the night I found out. And took my little ones out of their beds so they could be in with me. Taking care of yourself is important, not just for you for the little ones too. Good luck lovely! xx

  3. Mummy Cat

    May 31st, 2017 at 9:37 am

    I couldn't believe it when I woke up, its getting far to close to home now, my husband had to go into London the next day and I was so anxious..
    I look forward to seeing your updates xx

  4. Claire Dunn

    June 1st, 2017 at 8:46 am

    The whole of last week was a massive shock, and so so upsetting. By Wednesday, I wasn't coping well and went to talk to someone. But it's true, overall we don't really care for ourselves the best do we. I definitely need to try these things too, anything to help to feel better, happier and more motivated. I can't wait to see your progress 🙂 xx

  5. The Breastest News

    June 1st, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    It's horrid what has happened, still can't quite believe it but we all have to live life to the fullest. Picking your battles is a good one as honestly sometimes it just isn't worth it x

  6. Lucie Loves It

    June 4th, 2017 at 5:59 am

    It was absolutely horrendous what happened and I think it's still affecting people even now 🙁

    Since going back to work I've hardly eaten, I've literally lost my appetite as there is so much pressure to be perfect at work in my new role and be a good mum, fiance/wife and dear lord I have so many reminders on my phone assisting me with life so that I don't forget anything.. it's like my brain is all over the place and to remember everything else, it's just come at a cost of my appetite. Yay for slimming world though! haha.

    Your list is on point and I think i'll be taking a leaf from your book in becoming happier 🙂 <3

    Lucie xx |

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