After the haziness and tiredness of last week, I feel like I’ve hit the complete opposite – I’ve had a week of productivity! Going to the doctors (see below) has been very helpful in figuring out what was going on and moving forward to get back to my (over) proactive self! Here’s what I’ve been able to do in this week of productivity:
1. Catch up on blog posts, reviews and guest posts
One of the things that really stressed me out last week was not getting my blog work done. I had reviews to write and photograph, guest blog posts to write and schedule, not to mention my own posts to write (which feels like a lifetime since THAT’s happened!), social media to schedule, and emails to respond to. The good thing about slowly being on the mend is that I’ve been able to catch up on all these things and slowly feel like I’m more organised, which reduces my stress!
Who knew, right? I’m not usually a cook or baker (although I would enjoy it more if I had the skill/talent for it), but I had a friend coming over semi-last minute, so I googled and found this eggless-cookie recipe (because we have no eggs) which I am calling “Crap I have a friend coming over” Last-Minute Cookies. It’ll be a thing, guys. I’ll even put the recipe up on the blog later in the week for you! But I had the ENERGY to bake some random cookies. How good is that?
3. Getting health checked
After being sick on and off for a while, I decided to bite the bullet and get myself checked out. Long story short, I am extremely iron deficient (amongst other things) which explains my tiredness! That plus sleepless nights from our darn baby monitor setting of false alarms meant I couldn’t be stuffed doing anything last week because I was exhausted all the time! So some decent sleep after hubby taking the monitor and taking iron supplements have made me ‘perk up’ and feel like I have some (not all) renewed energy!
4. Getting my ‘mum tribe’ on
I’ve been loving my renewed energy to get out and actually hang out with my mum friends and mother’s group. A nice picnic here, a coffee catch-up there (complete with eggless cookies!) – and I could actually ENJOY it without being exhausted or anxious about leaving the house with a screaming child. It is so nice for Starfish too, because he gets to enjoy playing with his new friends!
So these have been my most productive moments of the week – getting me over the hump to the weekend when I can relax and enjoy some quality family time. How have you been productive this week (or how are you getting over the ‘hump’)?
Hump-Day Hype! A new blog link-up!
Welcome to week 2 of Hump-Day Hype! This is a blog link-up to help us get through the week. You know how Wednesdays (aka. Hump Day) are usually the toughest to get through, because it means we’re well into the week but not quite to the weekend? Well this blog link-up is a way to share our favourite blog posts of the week, have a cuppa and laugh/cry/inspire ourselves to make it to the weekend! We hope you enjoy Hump-Day Hype! and we can’t wait to share some amazing linked blog posts with you all!
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Week #1’s Featured Posts
My choice of Featured post for our first week of ‘Hump-Day Hype!’ is “What my mother never told me” by SimplyBurch. I chose this piece because it has a clever combination of great humour and stark reality as the life of a mum is presented. I love that it is titled “what my mum never told me”, because it includes many of the day-to-day elements that are easily misrepresented by those wanting to convey what motherhood (or parenthood in general, for that matter) is actually like. It made me laugh and nod my head – “ah-ha, yep, so true!” – all at the same time. Great post SimplyBurch – feel free to use one of our “I’m Featured!” buttons above for your post! Thanks also to everyone else for sharing great posts, it really helped us get over the hump of last week! Can’t wait to see what we have this week!