Whilst sitting here enjoying my morning cup of coffee and watching some stories on my personal Instagram account, a story popped up from Stacey Solomon. I think she’s such a funny and amazing woman, which is why I follow her. Anyway, on her story she spoke about a new campaign that Baby Dove are doing, its called ‘Micro-Moments for Me’.
For anyone who hasn’t heard of this campaign as of yet, it’s aimed at all parents alike, to remind them to look after themselves and to try and take a couple of minutes everyday to yourself. As Stacey says in an interview “it can be something as little as locking yourself in the bathroom for a few extra minutes or finding a good spot in a game of hide and seek”, which both are things I personally have done just to get two minutes of alone time, I guarantee I’m not the only mummy or daddy that’s done these.
I thought I’d talk a little about this campaign because I think it’s such an amazing idea and something that can really help all of us. I will admit I am very guilty of completely losing track of my own self care, it’s really gone downhill. I’ve found it’s one of them things I continuously tell myself I will start again first thing tomorrow morning and I never do, I always find myself stuck in my own little funk, doing the same shit every single day and taking less care of my own well-being.
So maybe it is time to flip the switch and try and turn it around a little bit. Hopefully day by day I can find the time (most probably in the evenings) to indulge in a little me time, I’m really hoping you all can too.
As everyone knows parenting can be extremely stressful on a normal day when we all have routine, but in a pandemic when everything’s shut and you’re indoors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with your little monsters, it can get to the point where you feel like your heads going to explode and there’s a higher possibility you’re going to lose your shit altogether. I feel like that a lot and I know so many can also relate.
The main thing is we’re all doing the best that we possibly can, taking one day at a time and we love our little gremlins more than anything in the whole wide world.
Dove have also released this template for everyone to take part in, to bring us together that bit more and to share how we feel. I’ll post mine and also post a blank one so you can take part too 🙂
Try not to be too hard on yourselves, you’re all so amazing, don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise. You are enough.
If anyone would like a chat or need some support or anything at all, please feel free to email, we’re all in this together. I hope you all have an amazing day. Stay safe. xo