Is your to-do list out of control, you're trying to juggle a million things and you're exhausted at the end of each day?
You want to be able to stop overthinking everything and have the energy to enjoy time with your family.
You desperately want to take some time out to do something for yourself but you just can't find the time.
Being a mum is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world.
But let’s be honest: it’s incredibly hard work.
It’s tiring and it’s stressful.
You brain is overloaded trying to keep track of what's happening on what days and who needs to be where.
Snapping at your kids when they ask you to play because can't they see you're racing around trying to get everything done.
Maybe right now...you're just hoping to get back some kind of balance. To not feel like you're drowning.
You dream of ...
Feeling like you're actually on top of things rather than struggling to keep up.
Being able to actually stop and be present while playing with your kids without it feeling like another thing on your to-do list.
Having enough energy to do something for yourself instead of being at the beck and call of everyone else.
And that’s where I come in…
Hi, I’m Narelle. A Wellness Coach and Yin & Nidra Yoga instructor for working mums who are always on the go but the constant juggle of work and family commitments are taking a toll on their health. I make it super simple for these women to feel more organised so that they can start to prioritise rest. Contrary to what you might think, putting time aside to rest is actually productive time.
How do I know?
Like you, I’m a busy mum with two primary school-aged children. My son was diagnosed with Autism three years ago so I understand the stress of carrying the extra load associated with caring for children with additional needs. I’ve also come to realise the importance of rest and making sure my cup is full to be able to continue to hold space for my son and the rest of my family.
I was caught up in the juggle of family commitments and my work as a teacher. The ‘old me’ was feeling exhausted at the end of each day, without enough energy and patience for my own children, let alone for myself.
I completed the Wellness Coaching Australia qualification and I realised that the way I was living was running myself into the ground. What I learned about my own life inspired me to empower other women to feel more organised so that they too can prioritise rest.
I’ve practiced yoga for over 20 years but it was over the last three years that I started to try more restorative styles like Yin & Nidra Yoga for its restful benefits and to heal my mind and body after living in constant stress mode. I completed my teacher training in Yin & Nidra yoga last year. Over the past 12 months, I’ve been sharing my knowledge and passion of REST and Yin & Nidra in regular classes in Geelong and now online.
So, how can I help you:
We all have those quirky little things about us that makes our friends either think we’re totally weird or makes them say “OMG I DO THAT TOO”. So I thought I’d share a few of mine:
I love pineapple or anything that sounds like a tropical holiday.
I hate seagulls and kids that chew chewy and really strong perfumes (hmm no wonder my children also struggles with sensory processing issues).
I love nothing more than a good book, camping with friends, hiking huge mountains (without little kids) and hot days.
I hate putting cutlery away.
I love listening to podcasts.
I like to savour moments in time from photos.
I am terrible at leaving the house on time, I am always trying to do one more thing before I leave.
I love to make lists and lists and more lists…can you tell??(because it’s a list)
I won’t leave home without my pillow, a book, lavender and my apple headphones.
I hate coffee but love white tea with half a sugar, from a teapot, in a warm cup.
I love having a good laugh and watching my kids dance.
Do you have any weird quirks? Do you share any of mine?
I’d love to hear from you so either hit reply or jump into the conversation over in our Simply Happy Women Facebook group. This is where you will find support, connection and conversation from other mums on the same journey.