Sometimes you need to be told to, “slow down Mummy” as most days it is non-stop as a Mother. Just for today, don’t rush, put that phone down, forget about getting to work on time, doing the washing, making the beds and enjoy time with your family.
Your little ones won’t be little forever. Here is my son only 5 days old.
Slow Down Mummy Poem
slow down mummy, there is no need to rush,
slow down mummy, what is all the fuss?
slow down mummy, make yourself a cup tea.
slow down mummy, come spend some time with me.
slow down mummy, let’s pull boots on for a walk,
let’s kick at piles of leaves, and smile and laugh and talk.
slow down mummy, you look ever so tired,
come sit and snuggle under the duvet, and rest with me a while.
slow down mummy, those dirty dishes can wait,
slow down mummy, let’s have some fun – bake a cake!
slow down mummy, I know you work a lot,
but sometimes mummy, it’s nice when you just stop.
sit with us a minute,
and listen to our day,
spend a cherished moment,
because our childhood won’t stay!
~ R. Knight
I love this poem. It is the perfect reminder about being mindful, being present and cherishing all those precious moments. Too often as women, we have our “busy button” switched on as we feel the continual pressure to rush and get it everything on the to-do list done.
Guess what – You don’t have too !
The Rushing Women’s Syndrome
In fact, for your own health, it is important you slow down. Continual rushing and “busy-ness” means your cortisol levels become raised as you are in “flight or fight” mode. This is a major hormone disruptor as you become reliant on adrenaline.
When we live on adrenaline we tend not to sleep restoratively (hello insomnia), crave sugar and processed foods – despite our best intentions, plus become resistant to using stored body fat as a fuel, as instead we burn glucose. When we primarily burn glucose as a fuel (instead of body fat), because it is our “get out of danger” fuel, the body can’t risk the glucose fuel tank getting too low so the desire for sweet food gets switched on…and the vicious cycle continues – sugar cravings, carb fixes and continual coffee hits.
Finding balance in your life and as well as in your exercise regime is so important.
Read more about this in the best selling book Rushing Women’s Syndrome by Nutritional Biochemist Dr Libby Weaver.
Learn more about how being in a state of constant “rush” can also affect your fat loss post baby.
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