Do you find it difficult to ‘turn-off’ your thinking and planning?
Do you find it challenging to stay in the ‘present moment’?
Do you find yourself overwhelmed by your everyday life?
Do you find yourself being frustrated by the smallest things?
Can’t afford to take a vacation from your mommy job?
Learn the art of taking a “Mindful-Mommy-Moment”
And living a more balanced and harmonious lifestyle!
…Mindful-mommy’s everywhere are finding the benefits of the “Mindful-Mommy-Moment”, and kids and partners are seeing the benefits too! Mindfulness, in its simplest form, is the ability to be able to see yourself separate from your thoughts, and to witness your thoughts without judgment and with self-compassion. When you are being mindful, you are able to put a distance in between your thoughts and your reactions to your thoughts. And trust me – your partner and kids will be taking note!
Here is an example. This morning my daughter decided to have a HUGE tantrum while getting ready for school. After the chaos of the morning’s event, I found myself really tense and angry and flooded by thoughts of self-doubt and judgment towards myself. I was thinking: How could she do that? I was so patient at first! I did everything right, that was so awful of her. Maybe I am just a bad Mom. Why was she fine with Daddy? I didn’t handle that as well as I could of. I could have started our morning routine earlier to avoid the rush at the end. I am such a bad Mom. Like a broken record, my mind played these thoughts over and over again… until… I recognized what was happening and decided to take a Mindful-Mommy-Moment. About 3 minutes into it, my shoulders lowered, my jaw eased its tension, and I found my body began to relax and ease into my seat. I continued my mindfulness while driving to the office, and felt refreshed and better prepared to handle any stresses my day would bring.
Want to learn more about how you too can benefit from taking Mindful-Mommy-Moments? Book a special date for yourself, and join me for a cup of tea!
This investment you are making in yourself is covered under extended health benefits… (And tea is on me!)
Michelle Brans M.A.
Child & Family Therapist at Natural Care Clinic