Since becoming a mother some 5 years ago I've felt rushed. You know, rushing to feed the baby, dress the baby, get the baby to sleep. Rushing to feed the toddler, dress the toddler, exhaust the toddler and get the toddler to sleep. Rushing to convince the pre schooler to dress them self, feed them self and exhaust them self and so on. I can't even begin to image the rushing that will come next year when Zeph starts school!
The constant bustle combined with sleep deprivation has resulted in major brain fog for me and lets be honest, a lovely side of anxiety too.
It doesn't matter how many children you have, they will consume all of your spare time and stealing a little back for yourself can be a challenge.
For me, this is most evident in my diet (oh and the wiry grey strands showing on my crown, my hairy legs and my stray chin whiskers - hair, so problematic!).
I start each day with a Dave made coffee and usually nothing else passes my lips until the 2pm cravings begin and I reach for the choc bits at the back of the pantry. Obviously this isn't the best plan for my health but what do you do? Some days I literally just don't have the time to eat. Poor time management? Perhaps.
In a bid to look after myself a little better and reduce the brain fog while acknowledging the time constraints that life with 3 kids brings, I've started taking a multi vitamin containing vitamin B12 (it's all about the B vitamins).
While I may not get to have breakfast and lunch (surely the best way to give your body what it needs), I will have a little much needed boost via the vitamin.
So far, so good!
Gosh, the luxury that is a bowl of cornflakes! Who would have thought!?