I did a meditation yesterday on my CALM app, and the topic was about productivity. Do you know about the concept called ‘Context Switching?’ It’s an IT term but is also used to describe how a human being’s productivity is affected when continually switching between tasks. In my life – that’s motherhood/life, + work. I am constantly context switching and it drives me nuts. I know I’m not alone, right?
If you already follow me on Instagram and Facebook you’ll have seen my ‘comeback’ into the social media world. I finally got my A into G, which actually means I am paying people to help me because I just can’t get it done myself right now.
It’s that thing called time. Something I (and working mothers the world over) seem to lack. If I’m honest with myself though, I think the dominant reason for my absentness is actually focus, the constant context switching. I hate saying ‘life is so busy’ because really, that’s the status quo for everybody I know so, whatevs.
I constantly feel fractured. I try so hard to segment my activities between work and mothering in order to be able to focus on each one properly, but there’s just too much going on in my brain and it feels like a relentless challenge.
I try to be a conscious and present mother and 3 children presents 3 wholly different personalities and needs. (Never mind my husband’s). So, together with the mundane necessities and chores required to run a household; my income-generating personal styling business, and attending to the needs of all the members of my family, I don’t get a lot of head space to write and share as much as I would like to. I’m not trying to sound like a martyr here by the way. I know you get it; we’re all in the same boat.
I spoke about my sister and her family two years ago. This doesn’t feel like the platform to share more on that, but it obviously affects how I think (and act), on a daily basis. And sometimes I just don’t have capacity to talk fashion and styling.
I thought about literally closing my social media platforms and blog, and to just carry on chipping away at my one-on-one consultations with my lovely clients. To fly beneath the radar I guess. But that didn’t feel right, and I genuinely love sharing with my followers and readers. I didn’t want to lose that.
SO, the reason why I shared all of the above is to say that I have now generated a little team around my Pippa J Style It Simple brand. This will ensure that you get all the tips and tricks that I want to share with you, on a more constant and regular basis. It’s still mainly up to me, but I’m getting some help with the logistics of it all, which feels like a big relief right now.
Please keep following and reading. I truly find such joy in engaging with you.