052: A Complete Mummy Reboot in Just 24 Hours | Lisa York

Chaos reigns within. Reflect, repent, and reboot. Order shall return
[Suzie Wagner] 

Let’s just say ….

You love your job

You enjoy every moment with your kids

You can’t bear to be away from your husband

And you want to spend all weekend washing clothes and ironing shirts.

Let’s just say.

Even in perfect-land, taking time out to reboot is really good for the soul.

And for the rest of us who aren’t living in that bubble, it’s even more important.

This week on High Five Friday, Lisa York talks about how to press the reset button and do a complete mummy reboot in just 24 hours.

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Tell me what you think?

Based on what I’ve said, will you book a reboot into your diary? What will you do? I’d love to hear how you got on in the comments.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

QUOTE AUTHOR: Suzie Wagner

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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, finding time for herself is an ongoing challenge. But she’s trying.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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036: Stop Drowning in Overwhelm and Take Back Control

You can do anything, but not everything

Do you ever feel that if one more thing goes wrong you’ll break down and cry? Or if one more demand is placed on you, you’ll surely explode?

Humm. Me too.

I call it stacking.

Each little tug on your time is perfectly innocent in it’s own right. But one thing gets stacked on top of another, and another on top of that. Eventually you have such a tall tower it starts to topple.

And of course toppling towers end up crashing down in a pile on the floor.

Our challenge as a mum is to stop that tower getting too tall.

Easier said than done, I know. But it is possible.

In this weeks episode of The Friday Café, Michelle Dawson and I talk about how to stop drowning in overwhelm and start taking back control.

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This weeks challenge:

My challenge for this week is start thinking about what foundations you need to build in order to prevent feeling overwhelmed. It’s important for the sake of your family to take care of yourself, and pair down the amount of things you have on your never-ending to-do list.

 

Tell me what you think?

Tell me in the comments. What has send you over the edge recently? What did you do to deal with it?

Michelle and I are here to spur you on and help you as much as possible

Hope you enjoy the show.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

PREVIOUS EPISODE: 029: The Simple Way to Plan Ahead, Get Organised and Find Your Me Time | Nicole Avery

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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, being kind to herself is an ongoing challenge. But she’s trying.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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019: Powerful Tactics to Eliminate Mum Stress | Kate Snowise

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.

[Lou Holtz]

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Today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday is about managing the inevitable stress that goes hand-in-hand with being a busy mum. We’ve all felt it when the demands build up and up to the point where they overwhelm us.

My guest today is SuperMum, Kate Snowise.

New Zealand born Kate lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and their two small boys who are 4 and 2. Despite writing her Masters thesis on stress and wellbeing, Kate readily admits that being a parent is the toughest job she’s ever had.

Before becoming a mum, Kate was a Corporate Psychologist and started her own business as a Life and Executive Coach after being a stay-at-home mum for two years.

Kate will help us identify what stress is in simple terms, how we can recognise whether it’s building up within us to the point where it might be a problem, and how we can eliminate the inevitable stress that seems to be integral to our lives as a busy mum.

Kate’s fusion of professional knowledge, her education in the field of Positive Psychology, and the hands on practical experience she’s gained from the trenches of motherhood, makes her the perfect person to help us understand and combat the stress we deal with as mothers.

I’m so pleased that Kate has joined us today because her advice really will help you to eradicate stress and make a big difference in your life making it happier and healthier.

 

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • What stress is, how it manifests itself, and how you can tell if you’ve had too much
  • How to reduce stress and prevent it from coming back again
  • Why some mums can cope with stress, whilst others struggle
  • How to rise to the challenge of your problems, rather than being completely consumed by them
  • How to use stress to your advantage
  • Mindset strategies for preventing and overcoming stress
  • The solution to being tipped over the edge when all the multiple demands keep building up

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 Hope you enjoy todays show!

 

Please leave a comment:

If you have a question or want some advice from an experienced Positive Psychologist and happiness coach, ask away.

And let us know in the comments, what makes you most stressed as a mum and how do you combat it?

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

KATE’S WEBSITE: Thrive.How

KATE’S PODCAST: Here to Thrive

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown

TED TALK: The power of vulnerability by Brene Brown

PROFILE: Gretchin Ruben

BUCKET MODEL: Kate’s explanation of the Bucket Model. Why Self-Care Isn’t Selfish
BOOK:  Stress, Appraisal & Coping by Dr. Richard S Lazarus and Dr. Susan Folkman. A book by the developers of the Cognitive Appraisal Method.
‘GOOD STRESS’ ARTICLE:  Eustress. “Eustress occurs when the gap between what one has and what one wants is slightly pushed, but not overwhelmed.”
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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, being kind to herself is an ongoing challenge. But she’s trying.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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005: Overcoming the Challenges of the Early Years | Libby Lennon

Get through those intense few years of motherhood by staying positive and taking action.

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Today’s episode of Mum-to-Mum Monday is all about overcoming the challenges of the early years. We’ve all been there, your baby won’t stop crying, smelly nappies need changing, toddlers having meltdowns in the middle of the supermarket, negotiating red shoes versus blue shoes with your three year old and all topped off with a copious sprinkling of sleepless nights.

It’s a really busy time, and as mums we can often end up feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. But don’t despair because my guest today will help you see through the fog.

SuperMum, Libby Lennon and her husband have three busy boys aged 6, 3 and 2, and for a while there, they had three children under four. Libby’s eldest son started school this year, which is the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. It adds a new dynamic with getting out of the house on time in the morning and she still has two pre-schoolers and a part time job to contend with.

Despite all the balls that Libby keeps in the air, and the huge volume of work that she faces every single day, she does it with a spring in her step and a positive attitude. Libby has such a bright and energetic soul, and I know you’ll love her.

Even if you’ve come out of the chaos of the pre-school years, Libby is well worth listening to, because you can nod in agreement and say, ‘I remember it well’.

Libby’s really frank and honest about the challenges that the early years throw at you, but she gives us her own real life examples plus the actionable steps that she took. Amongst the chaos, she’s managed her own needs in the scraps of spare time that she’s able to scrape together.

By being personally fulfilled and happy, Libby’s better able to serve her family. Because of this, she’s successfully been able to stay positive, manage her mindset, and in years to come she’ll be able to look back at these intense early years with fondness because she’s genuinely enjoying the journey.

 

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In this episode, you’ll find out:

  • How Libby reconciles the fact that her life before kids is very different to the life she has now
  • The biggest challenge Libby’s faced as a mum, and how she overcame it
  • How Libby stays in touch with the person she was before she had children
  • The strategies Libby uses that helps her cope so well as a mother
  • How Libby stays positive despite being rushed off her feet
  • Libby’s mindset around doing the best for her children in the long term
  • Libby’s opinion of change and how she deals with it
  • How Libby feels about jumping off the career ladder and her career plans for the future

 

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 Hope you enjoy todays show!

Leave a comment:

Don’t forget to tell us in the comments. What stage are you at and what has your experince of the early years been? If you’re feeling overwhelmed and a bit lost, do leave a comment and Libby and I and some of the other SuperMums will be able to offer you some reassurance.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

BOOK: Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

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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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