Restore & Replenish You
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I got this idea from Yoga with Adrian. Her yoga practices are all about self-care therefore occasionally she adds in a piece such as giving ourselves a short foot rub. As Moms it is often very difficult for us to take any time for ourselves. When we finally do get to crash on the couch after putting the kids to be it is easy to zone out in front of the TV like a zombie. It does not so much feel like a restorative self-care practice as it is falling into a short coma before bed.
Mindful Self-Care Practice
Adding a little self-care foot massage will generate a mindful self-care practice to this much needed, although probably short-lived, time of rest. This idea may at first sound corny but please consider giving it a try.
Yes, it is super hot in Houston at the moment and walking outdoors may not be on the agenda for awhile. No worries, this can be a very short walk or anytime you are outside with your children.
Park, Pool, Bike Ride, or Walk
I am not sure about all kids but my kids are like different people outside. They seem to be happier. There is less fighting. They play more independently and seek me out less. If anyone is upset the crying or whining it is a little more bearable outside. So, park, pool, bike ride or walk we get outside a lot.
You can use this mindfulness practice with whatever outdoor activity you may enjoy with your children.
I love my kids’ laughter. The best is when it is a belly laugh. It can be contagious. Someone or something has happened that they think is hilarious, usually a bodily function. I cannot help but laugh too. We may all begin cracking up some of us not even knowing why.
When I was a kid I wrote a poem about my bus driver. One line from it read, “We cannot laugh or even have fun.” At the time I thought she was a grumpy old grouch. What had we done to her anyhow. Flashforward 25 years. I am frustrated with my kids and gripping at them for tiny things when they just want to laugh and have fun. Oh, the irony.
In an effort not to get stuck in the funk of the daily parenting drudgery, it helps to hyper focus on the moments that fill our hearts. Hugs are one of those heart fillers for me.
This idea is straight from the wonderful book, Breathe Mama Breathe. If you are anything like me, you may start craving your first cup of coffee the night before, looking forward to the little boost of energy. Today we are going to savor each step of preparing and drinking our first cup of Joe. Let’s begin!
Savor Your Coffee
Begin by inhaling a full breath of the beans that will soon be your coffee. What feelings arise as you inhale the familiar scent?
I am not proud to say that at times as a parent I can feel pretty sorry for myself. There is a lot of monotony in parenting. It is not always fun or even enjoyable. It’s dishes, laundry, picking up again and again, whining, crying, and complaining.
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Before you get out of bed in the morning, maybe before you even open your eyes, notice and enjoy 10 mindful breaths.
School is about to start and our already busy schedule is about to get that much crazier. We’ll be juggling lunches, schedules, homework, sports as well as everything we already have on our plate. As we head into the fall and say farewell to summer wouldn’t it be nice to slow everything down. Slow life down like they can in the movies. Of course, this is not possible but we can slow down for a few minutes a day in hopes to increase our mindfulness each and every day throughout the day.…read more