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Hello there, thanks for visiting my blog. So, a bit about me; I'm Natalie and I am a Christian, committed to living by God's Word each and every day. I am a proud mother to three beautiful children and creator of The Accidental Mogul - a blog designed to channel my ambitious juices and unleash the writer within! This blog is a reflection of me, so it contains a little bit of everything. I’ll be documenting my walk with my saviour Jesus Christ, as well as my natural hair journey, I'll be writing thought provoking posts, product reviews, hosting giveaway's and of course offering up a generous dollop of everyday mummy musings. I like to hear uplifting and motivational stories, so I’ll be interviewing inspirational people when I can to encourage and inspire others. Sharing experiences is what makes life beautiful, so let's share.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Feeling frustrated

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For quite some time I've been feeling frustrated.


It's not a feeling that is constantly there, but sometimes it creeps up and leaves me feeling overwhelmed and fed up.


Today for instance I woke up in a bad mood, well not such much a bad mood, more sad. Sad that I feel so bleurgh.....


I don't like feeling this way because I really do not have much to complain about, well not really, but I'll list what I think are the triggers for my frustrations all the same. Maybe it will help me find solutions. Who knows....


I'm frustrated that I have a  mum tum, dimply thighs and wobbly upper arms that will not go away. It can't help that I do virtually no exercise. Of course I'm running around after my children all day every day, but I really need to tone up. I can't believe I had a six pack before children. It. Has. Gone. *sigh*


My hair is frustrating me. It doesn't do what I want it to do. I think it's because I'm at that weird in between stage where it's not really short, but it's not long either, so I'm struggling with styling. I'm happy with the condition of my hair, the regime I have and the products I'm using, I just need to find time to experiment with styling.


I'm frustrated with feeling tired all of the time, I'm trying to fit everything in and it means I'm sacrificing sleep. Something has got to give and soon.


I'm frustrated that the majority of the child rearing/organising duties seem to be left to me.


I'm frustrated that hayfever is kicking my butt and I keep on forgetting to buy antihistamines because I'm so preoccupied with my kids.


I am frustrated that I find time to blog, tweet and facebook but struggle to find time to read the Word. Lord forgive me, help me to do better.


I'm frustrated that my OH has lost his passport therefore holding up the application for our little boy's passport. I really need a holiday of some description. At this point a long weekend at a UK seaside resort will do, I'm really not fussed.


I'm frustrated that my little boy is so ridiculously clingy right now. I can't seem to do anything without him grabbing onto my leg for dear life. I can't cook or clean without having to leave him crying hysterically while I rush to get things done. What is going on with him?


I'm frustrated that I never seem to have any ME time.


I'm frustrated that I'm frustrated. 


That pretty much sums me up right now. *sob*

11 comments:

Melksham Mum said...

Apart from the Bible reading, passport loss and clingy child I could easily have written this post today. I've had a cloud following me around lately and cannot shake it :( I know exercise makes me feel better but I need to get over that first hurdle of getting up and getting positive. Let's give each other some shoves in that direction?! x x x

Natalie Bea said...

Melksham Mum totally agree it's all about being positive. Being a parent can feel so lonely and overwhelming at times, so I def need to do things to combat it. Exercising will def help me. Started doing sit ups and press ups again this evening. Woo hoo!!

I'm all for giving shoves in the right direction. Shove away and thanks for commenting xx

Tinuke B said...

Nothing worse than feeling frustrated but at the same time it's brilliant as it means you are acknowledging things that you would like to change.
I think this is half the battle, now the more difficult but exciting part is next; channelling the energy into making things happen. Passport will be easily rectified (grrrr to OH for losing it) and little man will stop clinging when you stop feeling stressed. The rest you can plan to change!! Just be sure to have fun when making those changes xxxx

Natalie Bea said...

Melksham mum, in my haste I forgot to add, hope you're feeling brighter soon too. It not nice feeling rubbish.

Natalie Bea said...

Tinuke thank you for your positive outlook and you are right everything that is frustrating me is resolvable. I am very lucky in that sense and I am thankful.

It's nice to release the pressure sometimes and have a good old vent. Thanks for your comment. Xxx

Moderne Meid said...

Major hugs!! I'm not a parent but I can't imagine how tough it must be to sacrifice first of all, how you looked like before and secondly, time.

As for your hair, in between stage must be frustrating. I hope you're out of that stage soon! It's super awkward and so much confusion during that tage, but it can give you the opportunity to find out more about your hair.

It's ok to feel the way you do and it's sometimes really good to just let it all out. Hopefully though, tomorrow will be better. Major hugs and I hope you can get that vacation x

Natalie Bea said...

Thanks Sieta, just having one of those days where everything seems a million times worse than it really is.

The hair situation is annoying, but like everything else is only temporary.

Thank you for the virtual hugs. Gladly received xx

Anonymous said...

Big hugs - it sometimes is all far too frustrating, as others have said try to think positively. Just changing one thing will have a big impact on how you are feeling :) Hope you feel better soon XX

Natalie Bea said...

Thanks Louise, feeling a lot better today. Was a relief to have my little vent x

Kate Ladd said...

Aw *hugs* hun. It is so difficult to 'snap' out of days like this. I recently went though a week of it and sometimes you just need to ask for a few hours to yourself to go and sit and think. Maybe meditate, pray whatever helps you breath through it. There is no shame in having these frustrations. There will always be people out there with worse problems there will be people out there with less problems but these are all YOUR problems so own them. If I can help let me know :-) xx

Natalie Bea said...

Hi Kate, yes it's horrible when that feeling takes hold.

So true about there being people worse off or better off. We all have our crosses to bear. Hope you're feeling better and thank you for your kind words. xx

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