In the time since I wrote my last journal entry about how I was preparing for birth and life with a newborn baby, I’ve birthed a baby, slept less than I ever have in my whole life, and sprouted more greys and wisdom lines than I’d like to admit!
Yes, becoming a new mum for the third time (whilst running a business) has been challenging. But don’t we all face that? Isn’t life just one ever-evolving challenge, designed to take us to the next level each time? I think so.
What I’ve learnt most about the “balance” of working and parenting is the things to let go of:
Dust and dishes piling up? What’s more important right now; sleep or cleaning?Laundry to fold and iron? Really? Ironing? Let’s skip that part. Wrinkled is chic. Making a full dinner or eggy soldiers? Eggs will win every time.
“Isn’t life just one ever-evolving challenge, designed to take us to the next level each time? I think so.”
I’m learning to ease into letting go of things that are not important and leaning into the things that are: sleep, self care, connection and really nourishing my body and soul (so that I can continue raising a family, organizing a home and running a business).
I’ve also completely let go of the idea of hours-long self-care and having the time to do all the things I used to do. For me at this stage it’s moment-to-moment with self care - five minutes of using our 24 carat gold plated vibrating sculpting tool with our collagen oil serum and a tea with a tablespoon of Miracle Collagen. Adding in our Beauty Renewal probiotic to my water bottle to keep my skin and gut super-hydrated and glowing while I run out the door on the school run.
Motherhood at this stage of my life is about letting go where I can; adding in little moment-to-moment bursts of self-care instead of trying to carve out an hour and then being disappointed when the time is (inevitably) lost.
It’s also learning to let go of the control and of ‘perfect’ because it truly doesn’t exist.
“This is a way for you to truly experience our range, give your skin and body deep restoration and get some much needed TLC at the same time.”
These little adjustments to my outlook as well as my expectations have gone a long way to helping my mental health and happiness.
It’s an expansive time in our families life and also with our company.
My team and I have been passionately working on more clinically-driven products for you to love, as well as opening our in-house skin studio, SKIN by IMBIBE, where we’re offering plumping and hydrating collagen facials as well as contouring lymphatic massage and drainage.
This is a way for you to truly experience our range, give your skin and body deep restoration and get some much needed TLC at the same time.
Thank you as always for being on this journey with us. It’s an honour to be part of your every day.
All my Love,