We mums can still achieve our dreams, who says once we have kids all our dreams stop. I say they do not, I still have those things I am passionate about and still do them. Who says once you become a mum your purpose stops? No it doesn’t you just have to work around the kids because it’s important to find purpose & fulfilment in life.
I cannot pursue my dreams at the expense of my kids but I can pursue them with my kids as they are an integral part of me.
You may ask how do you pursue your dreams & still have kids?
Being organised and setting a routine for the kids is very important
For instance my kids had a set sleeping time, that means that at 8.00pm and that gives me time to focus on my goals
Once I get started with my work I have to avoid getting distracted by surfing the net or emails instead make sure I do the work on the task list.
Maintain a balance
Make sure you are spending time with your kids that way you will not feel guilty when you sit down to have your time to focus on your passion. One thing I love to do is to check on my kids when they are sleeping and see their beautiful innocent faces then go back to my office to do my work.
Train yourself to work with Interruption and a bit of noise
For me personal it’s normal to be working in my home office with my daughter under the table on the iPad with the volume on because I like to monitor what she is doing. At times she would be doing colouring and also talking to me. After a while I get up and take her out or play with her.
Run your own race
By this I mean set your own timelines which work with your family commitments. For instance I studied my CPA course over a 3 year period yet my friend did hers in a year and a half. So we both achieved our goals but I took longer which doesn’t really matter. What matters is I got there in the end. It’s not a race.
Be the best version of you instead of striving for perfection
For instance in my photos you will see kids because they show up when they shouldn’t. I am ok with it because that’s who I am I am a mum.
No one is marking what you are doing but just be yourself
So you are not doing anything wrong you are just following your purpose. Your purpose is not the same as everyone else.
We Mums Can Still Achieve Our Dreams-10 Tips
Set a time to start and actually start
Many people have good intentions and know what they really want to do or know their purpose but then fear attacks them and they give in to it
Hanging out with other mums who will sharpen you
You might not get it right the first time, that’s ok you will figure out what works and what doesn’t
Thank you reading,
Hope this helps one mum out there follow their dreams
Love & Blessings,