Mom’s, let’s be honest, we have a tough job, right? There’s grocery shopping, paying bills, laundry, housecleaning, yard work, being at the right place, on time to meet everyone’s hectic demands. We show up with treats in one hand that are homemade and decorated only after we searched for hours on Pinterest. So when do you have time for you? I mean I exercised when I could squeeze it in; when I was not busy running a business, taking care of kids, home or pets.
Recently I sought out a life coach who helped me realize that I had not been taking care of myself. While I wanted to have that perfect balance, I realized that my desire for perfection was doing more harm than good. Perfection was hindering me from taking action. Taking care of me is now a priority. The key was finding that inner peace, I started meditating and journaling, finding that quite time with myself and centering my day early on.
Just try it and see for yourself how amazing it is, it may take some practice like it did for myself. Did not seem normal or feel right at first but now that has all changed and value the much needed time with myself. My tips for finding that inner peace:
- Find a quiet spot. Pick a place where you can be alone. Dim the lights or burn a candle. Quiet means no music or TV on.
- Get comfortable, sit in a comfortable chair, don’t lay down or you might fall asleep, wear comfy clothes or socks.
- Focus your mind, close your eyes, concentrate on breathing deeply and slowly through your nose and be aware of the air coming out and in.
- Practice doing the exercise, releasing the tension in your body, relaxing your breath, pay attention to your calmness.
- Grab a comfortable pen and journal; it may be a significant one for you or a plain 8 ½ x 11 notebook. I have a favorite pen that is comfortable to write with and most of my journals are fun looking some are plain. The key is to release those thoughts that are building up inside you maybe they are gratitude, angry and frustrated moments. Write for 10-15 minutes at a time and then review your notes. Now I journal for about 30 minutes a day. What a release to get it all out on paper and clear my thoughts before my day gets started!
I hope you experience inner peace and calmness in your day!