You became a mom to enjoy your motherhood, to spend time with your kids, to fully bloom into the woman you were meant to be. Mindfulness is the key to finding peace and being present for all these precious moments.
1. Practice gratitude
This simple habit, when practiced throughout your day, is a powerful tool to maintaining your peace and keeping level headed in the not-so-great moments of motherhood.
Practice gratitude in the moments you need it most. When things get chaotic and you feel like you’re about to become Crazy Mommy, take a moment to write down everything you’re grateful for right now. Choose to focus on the blessings, not the burdens. You might even find that your “burdens” really are blessings, it’s just a perception shift.
2. Seek quiet
Finding time to sit in the quiet brings an incomparable peace. Make it your goal to wake up before your kids do each morning. Even just 15 minutes of silence to begin your day on your terms can set your whole day on the right track.
3. Live intentionally
When we don’t live with intention, we are aimlessly drifting through our lives. There is no peace when we have no idea where we are going. Every day you are spending energy and time, whether you are working towards a goal or aimlessly, that’s up to you.
What is it you want to be known (or remembered) for? What’s the one thing you really want people to think of when they think of you?
Work towards making everything you do align with this. This is your life goal. This is your destiny, your purpose.
4. Affirm yourself
One thing that keeps us from living mindfully is believing that everything we think is true. As moms, we face a lot of mom-shaming, and I believe most of it comes from ourselves. We hold ourselves to too high of standards, impossible standards, and we guilt ourselves for not achieving the impossible. Give yourself as much grace as you give other moms. Stop believing your limiting beliefs about yourself. Start believing you are enough.
Using affirmations regularly is a valid psychological practice to retrain your brain to believe better things for yourself.
Take your limiting beliefs about yourself, and tell yourself the opposite.
You are strong. You are capable. You are enough.
5. Make decisions
Mindfulness is the act of being present in the moment. It’s reflecting and growing. When we let the anxiety of making decisions stand in our way, we aren’t being mindful. We are letting the past mistakes interfere with our present and we are letting the fear of the future keep us paralyzed.
Make a list of all the good decisions you’ve made, lean into the confidence that you can make good choices. Be here in the present. Don’t let the past hold you back, don’t let the future keep you from moving forward.
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