The world can be a frustrating place. And when you’re a mother that stress can be 10 times as overwhelming. Work, relationship and other commitments can exhaust. Plus, we can be our own worst enemies! The critical voices inside our own minds are always the loudest. So, we have to make sure to turn those thoughts around, pick ourselves up, and take care of ourselves!
5. Get Quiet
Time is a luxury for a lot of us, and we can all get swept up in everything we have to do, places we have to go, people we have to please. So make sure to take a moment away from the chaos, breathing in and out imagining light filling your body and also light emanating from your body, closing your eyes and seeing that special place, whatever it is that centers you. Take that time, and let yourself breath.
4. Pamper Yourself
We all need a good pampering from time to time. This can be different for everyone, and as long as it is Me Time, then it counts! Get a pedicure or give yourself one, listen to your favorite music or play some yourself, take a bubble bath or drink a little bubbly (or both!). Whatever it is you do to relax, take the time to do so, and don’t let anything get in the way of it. Make a date with yourself for a good old fashioned pampering.
3. Get Away!
This is an easy one. Take a vacation! It is easy to burn out these days with all of the commitments we have and being constantly at the beck and call of everyone with our cell phones in our pockets… So go somewhere! It doesn’t have to be across the ocean, just a weekend or day trip can be enough to give you a chance to breath. And more than that, a getaway can do wonders for your mental health, opening your eyes to new ways of relaxing and how to incorporate them in your day-to-day!
2. Surround Yourself with Positivity
We hear about toxicity a lot in our lives. Toxic water, toxic food, toxic environments. Toxic relationships drain us of our energy and can occupy a lot of mind space that could be used elsewhere. If you feel that you are in a relationship (be it romantic, platonic, familial) where you feel taken advantage of or just plain exhausted at the thought of hanging out with the person, choose to move forward without them or limit the time spent with them. Negativity is contagious, and if a relationship isn’t serving you, give yourself some space or let it go!
1. Listen to Yourself
This may seem like the simplest one, but sometimes it can be the hardest. Listening to our inner voice and actually hearing what we want can be a challenge, especially if you spend all day hearing what your boss wants, what your kid wants, what the world wants! So make sure to take the time and space to think about what YOU really want, what would make YOU happy, and what fulfills YOU. After all, you have to live with yourself 24/7, you might as well give you what you want!