There are times in our lives when we all feel like we’ve lost our sense of purpose. It’s not necessarily that we’re unhappy or dissatisfied with our lot, but rather that the goals we once strived towards have either been accomplished, or simply don’t hold the same level of importance to us anymore.

It’s something we don’t talk about all that often, but mums, especially those who are fairly new to motherhood, frequently experience such feelings. The dramatic nature of bringing life into the world shifts your priorities, and whilst it’s easy to recognise the things that don’t matter to us any longer, it can be harder to work out what we want to achieve instead.

So, if you’re in search of answers but still unsure of where to find them, here are three simple hacks you might find helpful.

Make a new five-year plan

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Those with young children or babies can often feel a little directionless. It’s not that you have any desire to change your life as it is now, but rather, that the rush of selflessness and love that comes with having little ones means you’ve re-evaluated what’s important to you. It’s often the case that lots of the things you thought you wanted don’t seem to matter as much anymore. This is nothing to worry about – in fact, it’s completely and utterly normal. Our priorities change as our circumstances do, which means it’s okay for your goals and ambitions to evolve in line with them. With this in mind, we recommend having a good think about where you would like to be in five years’ time, and then working from there. Once you know what you want, it’s much easier to figure out what you need to do to get there.

Get in touch with your spiritual side

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Spirituality can take many different forms, ranging from yoga to mediumship. Grabbing a few minutes to yourself can be a challenge as a new parent but even a small amount of time can make a huge difference. Yoga and meditation can relieve accumulated stress and help you refocus your mind on the tasks at hand. Depending on your views on spiritualism, you might also find it helpful to get in touch with an individual who can help you look to the future and gain a better idea of what lies ahead. There are many who offer such services, with clairvoyant readings also available online if you’d feel more comfortable getting answers without having to leave the familiar setting of your own home. There are many who find readings useful in helping them to adopt a more forward-thinking outlook and gain some much-needed clarity.

Talk to other parents

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As we said above, you’re not the only mother – or more generally, parent – who has ever felt a little bit lost. Almost everyone would agree that having children is a truly life-altering event, and that your overarching aims are very different post-baby than they were before. So, who better to talk to than your friends, who are either experiencing or have already gone through the same thing as you? Don’t be afraid to broach the subject with other parents, as plenty of them will be able to sympathise. Talk the issue over together, enjoy having a listening ear and someone who can offer empathetic advice, and you’ll soon find you have some much-needed clarity as a result.

Isn’t it time to start planning the perfect future for you and your family? With the help of these three simple tips, figuring out what you want is easier than you realise!

This post was written by Samantha Stead. Samantha has been working as a freelance writer for over six years. Her educational background in broadcast journalism and personal life has given her a broad base from which to approach a variety of topics. When she is not writing you will find her perfecting her famous Nutella brownie recipe and spending time with her two children and dog, Milo.

 Posted by Charlotte on February 22, 2019 Uncategorized  Add comments

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