Last updated on Jun 21st, 2021 at 03:28 pm
As a mom, it’s important to take time out for yourself so you can be your best for your family, and meditation is one of the most powerful ways to do that
It is obvious that moms are busy. There is a lot involved in being a mom. Giving birth was stressful on the whole body. Adjusting to a new baby can be hard at first, especially when babies demand so much of our attention at so many different hours of the day.
As the kids get older, they still demand a lot of time, attention, and stress. Finding time to meditate seems like a luxury a busy mom can’t afford.
We know that studies show that meditation reduces stress. Studies also show that meditation helps moms adjust to motherhood, and that meditation in the workplace (another stressful environment) helps reduce doctor bills!
That all sounds great, but do moms really have time?
The good news is, you do! Even five to 10 minutes of meditation can help recharge your batteries for the whole day, which can affect your mood and health, as well as improve that of your family’s!
Here are some tips for busy moms to fit a little mindfulness into their day.
Do it every day
Whether it is in line at the grocery store, for a few minutes before the kids wake up, or even in that couple of minutes in the shower, make sure you meditate every day, and commit to doing so. Consistency is important to really get the benefits of meditation.
Many programmes recommend doing it at the same time every day, but sometimes it can be more practical to do it in the same circumstances every day instead. Once you find these moments, you will find there are so many opportunities to meditate throughout your day that you can clock in hours!
Use technology right
Screens, loud music, and blaring televisions and video games are not going to help you meditate, but that doesn’t mean all technology is out. There are a lot of guided meditations that can be watched or listened to from a variety of devices. Especially if you are a beginner, guided meditations can ease you into the practice.
You can buy some from any book or music store, but you can also find many for free online or on apps on your device. Some of them even schedule reminders, because in our busy day it’s easy to forget to take time out for yourself!
Meditating is something everyone can find a little time to do each day, and moms especially can reap a lot of benefit from its effect
Precious and semi-precious gems have properties that enhance meditation by adding specific energies from the stones. They can be kept in your “you” space at home, or carried with you in a bag or on jewelry. The key here is to learn about the different gems and find some that suit your needs.
You can use them in more structured rituals, such as chakra meditations, or you can simply sit with them, mindful of the energy they infuse into your meditation.
You can do it anywhere
One of the most common images of meditation involves a highly formal practice with specific postures and rituals. Meditations like that are good for some and if they interest you, they are worth pursuing. However, some of the most famous and productive meditations can be done in very simple circumstances – while eating a snack or sipping a beverage, while doing a routine chore such as folding laundry or preparing a meal, or even with your kids in more quiet, soothing moments, such as at bedtime. In fact, meditating with your children as young as toddler age can set an example for them to learn the practice and take part in its many benefits from an early age!
Meditating is something everyone can find a little time to do each day, and moms especially can reap a lot of benefit from its effects. Moms tend to be the centre of the family, having an important influence over the wellbeing of the household.
As a mom, it’s important to take time out for yourself so you can be your best for your family, and meditation is one of the most powerful ways to do that.