Feeling Guilty

You know that moment when you’re looking at your angels sleeping peacefully, and you wonder if you’ve been enough today?

That’s when that guilt really kicks in, and you go through the ‘I should have played with them more’, or ‘I shouldn’t have rushed the last book’…


That feeling really tugs at your heart, and it’s hard to feel like you’ll never have enough time to get everything done.  It can leave you feeling so frustrated, but also really sad.

Guilt can seep into every area of our life – I know it did for me.  

I could never give my whole self to everyone.  

I wanted to work better, but I was exhausted.

I wanted to love more, but I was exhausted.

I wanted to play more, but I just had nothing left, from trying to give for so long when I had so little within me.

I kept putting myself last.  I did it so well that it became a habit, and it was a cycle I couldn’t get out of.
Even when I started working at home, it became really difficult to care for myself, because I had to ‘prove’ myself.  I had to do more so show that I could manage everything and start a business (despite having a newborn!).

Well, we all know that’s a recipe for guilt, loneliness, negative beliefs and sadness, and it took me a LONG time of rebuilding, caring and believing in myself to pull myself out of it.

So I learned to put myself first.  And that single change of perspective made a MASSIVE difference– to my happiness
– the way I spoke to my children
– to the way I used my time
– to my ability to focus
– to my health
– to my stress levels


I still managed to get the same amount done, but my heart was lighter.  It wasn’t heavy with my failings, what I should be doing, and what I hadn’t done.

I want to share everything that I have learned with you because I know so many mums will benefit from this knowledge and these strategies.

This is why I created Number 1 Mum.

Your Next Step

If you want some support to help fast track this process, or help you transition to Dubsado, then can book a  free systems audit with me so we can determine where to start, and what you need to get up and running with your workflows and systems.
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Aerlie Wildy is a business designer. business coach and mother based in the Adelaide Hills. I specialise in designing and systemising business for growth. You can connect with me on Facebook, join my Chief Executive Entrepreneurs Facebook Group, check out my Youtube Channel or Pin with me on Pinterest.