Guest Post: My-Simplicity Blog

Hey guys! 

Today’s blog post is brought to you by whom is a working mum like myself balancing work and raising kids! Do click the link and check her blog out, it’s a great read, so make sure you follow, you won’t be disappointed!!


Shades of Grey

The best advice ever about balancing work and life demands for working mums? Be kind to yourself. Achieving work life balance is elusive. Some might even say it’s idealistic – that we should put on our big girl pants and get on with it!

When you’re busy, something always has to give. For many working mums, it’s fitness. We spend so much time and energy caring for others, that caring for ourselves drops down the list. Too often, the things that help us be better parents/caregivers/teachers/nurses/physios/ – (insert whichever hats you wear) are the things we tend to shelve.

We’re aware of the importance of fitness, time out, creativity, friendships but finding time for things we know sustain and nurture us is challenging.

And I think that’s because the concept of work life balance isn’t black and white. It’s shades of grey. Some weeks, you fit the exercise in, some you don’t. Some weeks you make the coffee with a friend, others you can’t. The trick is not to let that missed ideal become a thing. By that mean, another things to feel guilty about!

Work life balance is about shades of grey. Some weeks/months/years we manage to get the balance right, others we don’t. And in the long run, that’s okay. Just be kind to yourself. Accept that it’s one of those days/weeks/months and move on.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Thank heavens this wasn’t about that other “shades of grey!”

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    1. Hahaha can u imagine! But honestly do check out her blog she’s a great writer x

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Elizabeth says:

        I am now following her. I agree about her being a great writer.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. michelledb10 says:

    Thanks ladies – enticing them in with the headline?! Hope you weren’t disappointed Elizabeth 😉 For the record, I’ve never read it!


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