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045: How to Be Happy as You Muddle Through Motherhood | Olivia Horne

Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I posses

[Ken Dodd]

Want to know how to be happy, happy, happy?

Welcome to Mum-to-Mum Monday where you’re about to rediscover your happiness. Remember that? The smiling face you used to have that’s long-since been buried under piles of laundry and the demands of family life.

But today you’ll discover how to reconnect with your inner joy, even during the most challenging of times, while the little people in your world continue to keep you rushed off your feet.

My guest today is SuperMum, Olivia Horne.

Olivia is a Happiness Coach and lives in West London with her husband and two daughters who are 4 and almost 2. Her degree in Experimental Psychology from The University of Oxford, UK and vast experience in the Well-Being Industry was bought together after her less-than-magical first experience of motherhood.

It compelled her to help change the lives of other mothers so they don’t encounter the same negative experience of motherhood that she suffered.

Juggling young children, work, relationships and the demands of running a household is all in a days work for Olivia. But she has learned, and is able to teach you, that being in touch with your happiness is critical in moulding your day to day decisions. You’ll be better able to tap into your instincts, give yourself the freedom of choice and become more self-assured in your life as a parent.

As Olivia says, the expectations of motherhood can be very different from the reality, and this can very quickly erode your sense of identity, confidence and your capacity to care for yourself. But she will help you peel away your feelings of frustration, self-doubt, worry and guilt to reveal the happiness that’s been lurking beneath all along.

When you’re able to connect with your own internal happiness you can finally learn to slow down and smell the roses, live in the moment a little more, and be truthful with yourself. Your life then becomes more joyful and carefree as you muddle through motherhood.

I can’t wait to introduce Olivia to you today as she will help you to find your buried happiness and gently encourage it back to the surface.

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • How Olivia turned around her numb, lonely, exhausting and scary first experience of motherhood and found happiness
  • The definition of true, authentic happiness. Not the ‘jazz-hands’ type, but the type that sits quietly inside you
  • How Olivia used her professional knowledge, skills and mummy-on-the-ground experience to become a Happiness Coach
  • Common issues and problems that crop up time and again with mums, and eats away their happiness
  • Some of the techniques a Happiness Coach uses to reconnect you with your previous joyful self
  • A ‘buffet’ of quick, everyday tips to bring you more happiness in a trice
  • How Olivia found her happy place and what happiness looks like for her

 

 Hope you enjoy todays show!

Tell me what you think?

If you want to leave a comment for a mum who understands the difficulties of motherhood but was able to overcome them, come and say hi.

And let us know in the comments;

What’s your happy place? What can you do to improve your life and find happiness right now?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

OLIVIA’S INFORMATION

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: When I Loved Myself Enough by Kim McMillen

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Lisa believes a happy mum brings up happy kids who become happy adults. With four children aged 7, 6, 4 and 2, finding time for herself is an ongoing challenge. But she’s trying.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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035: Seek Out Your Strengths and Discover the Best Possible You | Nikki Smith

Build on your strengths and your weaknesses will take care of themselves

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In today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday, we’ll be talking about how to discover, understand and use your true strengths. As women we’re often quick to identify our weaknesses, but are much more reserved when it comes to seeking out our strengths. The thing is, if we can play to our strengths and see them as our superpowers, we can use them to our advantage.

My guest today is SuperMum Nikki Smith

Nikki is a Psychologist and Career Coach, and the mum of two daughters who are 7 and 4.  She’s a keen surfer loves to catch the waves at the beach near her home in Barwon Heads in Australia.

In her work, Nikki focuses on helping her clients get to know their true strengths and encourages them to leverage those strengths to transform their work life into something that they’re passionate about.

In todays show, Nikki teaches us that your true strengths are activities that energise you, and that you find ease with. The great thing about understanding your strengths, is that you can employ them in all areas areas of your life, including your role as mum.

When you discover your strengths, you gain clarity, confidence and momentum in your life; and when you play to them, you double your productivity, resilience and creativity.

I’m really excited to talk to Nikki today because she will help you understand your strengths and in doing so, discover the best possible you.

 

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • Why women find easy to identify their weaknesses, yet so difficult to uncover their strengths
  • How Nikki managed to create a dream life, and work that she loves, around her strengths
  • The benefits of understanding our strengths and how we can figure out what our strengths are
  • Whether it’s worthwhile spending our time and energy turning our weaknesses into strengths
  • How we can use our own personal strengths to double our productivity, resilience and creativity
  • The power of ‘mini-experiments’ and how we can use them to help us find the right path
  • How to stop fear and self doubt from holding us back from forging ahead with something new
  • How to break through the barriers that hold us back from creating an optimal life

 

 

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 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

Tell me what you think?

If you have a question or want some advice from a Psychologist and Career Coach who specialises in finding your strengths, ask away.

And tell us in the comments. What are your strengths? Don’t be shy – it’s about time we mums start announcing our strengths loud and proud.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

NIKKI’S WEBSITE: Nikki Smith: Transform Your Work Life

FREE GIVEAWAY: Strengths Guide

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor

FIND TODAY’S SHOW AT: www.Lisa-York.com/035

 

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Lisa York

Lisa believes a happy mum brings up happy kids who become happy adults. With four children aged 7, 6, 4 and 2, being kind to herself is an ongoing challenge. But she’s trying.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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