You’re probably here because, like me, you found motherhood to be WAY harder than you thought.
You may have lost connection with family, coworkers, your lover, and even your life’s purpose.
Every day you are tethered to your child’s every whim.
What you wouldn’t give for a NAP… or even a shower…
There are days I still (with a three year-old) can’t find a moment to take a proper shower!
One of the best things about us moms is that we’re always there for our children.
I’ve noticed that looking back at the twenty year-old me to the now 35 year-old me; I’m intensely more reliable than I was back thenl.
As mothers we simply don’t take a day (or even 15 minutes) off sometimes for weeks or months on end!
All this “on” leaves Mothers (and Fathers) can physically and emotionally exhausted.
What Can I Do When I Feel Exhausted?
The best thing you can do for your children is to take care of yourself first- especially with alone time!
I’m not talking about a spa weekend twice a year.
(Where you return to the same chaos as when you left.)
Rather, I’m talking about a deeper connection to your meaning and purpose on a higher level.
Who are you, really?
When you’re not elbow-deep in diaper changes and play-dates and snacks every sixty minutes, what drives you?
What is that thing you do better than anybody else?
That thing that provides deep contentment that you were created with a purpose?
When our minds are constantly caretaking and giving, we can’t just focus on what we want, need, and desire to fulfill with our own lives.
Here are a few ways I’ve learned to turn that chaos into calm for my mind, and my deeper life’s purpose.
Remember That Self-Care is Not Selfish
There are infinite cheesy analogies for putting your own mask on before helping your child.
But I’ve personally never resonated with that shit.
Do you know what resonates with me?
I deserve time to myself.
I’m an introvert; that means I don’t regenerate energy unless I’m ALONE.
Being with a toddler 24/7 exhausts the life out of me – literally.
My mind needs time to process my day.
Maybe a bath is involved in your idea self-care ritual.
Or maybe, like me, you need to get on a sweat and lift weights or hike a steep mountain trail.
If you aren’t one of these women who really, truly understands self-care, watch this video to learn about why Nourishing Mothers Nourishes The World.
No Break From Kids = Stress
(And Stress Makes You Sick…)
A LOT of scientists and experts believe that stress is the cause of cancer and many other forms of disease.
But when you’re paired up against other mothers on social media, other women on magazines, and other professionals at work all day; how can you not succumb to the pressure of doing more… always MORE.
I’ve found that the most productive times in my life are when I stop DOING and start FEELING more.
My mind is more clear, which actually brings more profitability and productivity to my business.
Researchers have found that this causes detrimental stress responses in our bodies…
… And some women serve so hard that they have been found to die of old age… at as young as thirty years old according to Melodie Beattie, author of Codependent No More.
If you’re harried, sick, tired, or abusing caffeine and alcohol just to make it through your day, you aren’t doing any good for your children; and you could be fatally damaging your own health.
Meditate on this next time you have the chance to be “Supermom”.
Instead, I implore you to be a SuperWOMAN and watch this incredible video about doing LESS below>