Carpe Diem – or to us mere mortals – Seize the Day! What does this mean to you TODAY? How are you embracing this idea into your daily life?
I think it’s particularly poignant to consider this concept this week. Many Mums returned, or will return later this week, our little darlings to school after their longest vacation of the year (8 weeks in my case).
(And forgive me – I am making an assumption that the majority of readers are female and Mums – if neither apply to you read on anyway because ‘seizing the day’ applies to all of us.)
Today as I dropped my two off at the school gate I got that funny empty feeling. You know the one that balances relief and anticipation with emptiness.
On the one hand you have been looking forward to this day for the last 8 weeks. Remember the raging sibling arguments? Or the little dears innocently asking you for the 6th day in the row “What are we doing today Mummy?” You have been desperately carving out a few minutes here and there for yourself for 8 weeks – now you feel relief that you no longer have to furtively sneak to the computer when they are in the pool.
There is also a sense of anticipation – anticipation that something special is going to happen. You have been planning your own time for weeks – now it’s here what are you going to do with it?
But on the other hand you have been with your gorgeous kids for 8 weeks nearly 24/7 and now that they have gone there is a bit of a hole in your life isn’t there? Perhaps the house is too quiet and the day (albeit only 6 hours till they return) is stretching out ahead of you without too many plans?
So – what are you going to do about this emptiness? This feeling of anticipation? It’s 2017, your kids are back at school, surely there should be something amazing about to happen?
Here are some ways that many of us will spend the day:
Whilst I know some or all of the above may apply/have to apply because you are so far behind after the 8 weeks of summer school holidays let me suggest that it’s also time to STOP, TAKE A BREATHE and CONSIDER your options. Look for something that really motivates and inspires you.
So I want to suggest to you that, before you dive into the 101 tasks that have awaited you for 8 weeks, try to work out how YOU are going to Seize The Day and do something special for yourself. How are you going to make 2017 a different year for YOU? One that you will remember, your kids will be proud of and that will make a difference to the rest of your life.
Here are some suggestions – what else do you think should be on this list?
Go on – Carpe Diem!
Ironmums at 40+ is Australia’s leading Multi Channel Health, Fitness, Triathlon & Nutrition Platform designed specifically for time-poor busy 40+ Mums who feel like they have lost their identity as a Mum or Wife, aren’t loving their body & want to rediscover their Mojo. The Ironmums Team provide expert F2F & Online Coaching, Training & Education to help Mums prepare mentally, emotionally & physically to finish their First or Next Triathlon or Outdoor Fitness Challenge AND powerful Nutrition Programs that cleanse, rejuvenate and build muscle to Drop A Dress Size In 30 Days. For more information visit www.ironmumsat40plus.com.