The saying goes that when Mom is happy, everyone's happy. But in this busy world, where the ultimate luxury may be a full night's sleep, here are seven qualities that help moms not only keep it together, but thrive.
By regularly adopting some of these practices that resonate with you (or all of them, if you're an overachiever), you will find yourself becoming more in tune with your true self. You might just learn to more easily go with the flow, let go of the past, and quit worrying about the future.
Self-care doesn't take a lot of money or even a lot of time. Self-care simply takes a commitment on our part to follow through.
Looking back to my younger years, I am sometimes amazed at how life has turned. Nothing is exactly what I had originally planned for. The only thing that stays the same is who I am, my values, and my interests.
As a new mom, I resented my law degree. I resented the responsibility and the expectation it placed on me. But for the first time in a long while, I am grateful to be an attorney. I am grateful to have a profession.
Good food, as much as anything, is a determining factor in who we are going to be tomorrow and years down the road. Many experts say certain foods can help to slow down the aging process and fights disease. Plus, when you eat well, you look and feel better.
Maybe if we balance our stress with the beauty around us, it will spill out in our interactions, grant grace to ourselves and to others, and make the world a better place. Maybe. Let's try. See beauty. Let it fill you. Live it. Now.
When you are stuck with the wrong people in your life, you walk with a brewing and gloomy cloud over your head. Their problems become your problems; their negative outlook on everything brings unnecessary negativity in to your life,
He was supposed to be the finisher. He criticized the other two guys' work, but then he proceeded to work really hard all day long. He set up a table saw outside and spent hours and hours going up the stairs and down the stairs, not even breaking for lunch.
Don't focus on anyone else but you. Be grateful for where you are and the things you have achieved. Every day is a fresh start to go after your own dreams and improve from your yesterday.
My family and I beg her to come home. We selfishly want her to be back in New York, or at least I do. I want to see her more. I want my friends to meet her, and hear all the interesting things she knows. And yet, in my heart I know that she should stay... at least for now.
Conventional wisdom says that things like pizza, fried chicken, ice cream, and cake, are nutritionally vile and calorically offensive. Perhaps. But one thing I've learned about myself: I can't eat solely for nutrition all the time, just as I can no longer eat solely for pleasure as I once did.
They say that by doing esteemable acts, we gain self-esteem. This was the case for me. Showing up for work each day and being present with my coworkers and the patrons made me feel good about myself. It gave me a sense of belonging and purpose. I searched for this my whole life.
When I was 16, I didn't have a clue about what I wanted to do as a "job" or really what a "career" was. I was more worried about boys, boobs (which I lacked at the time) and getting through school. If I knew then what I know now, I might have relaxed and enjoyed the journey more.
The single most important thing we can do to strike a more sustainable balance is to realize that we are enough as we are. When we realize this, a natural order and ease begins to permeate our lives.
I recently saw a video of Asthanga teacher Richard Freeman on how yoga ruins your life. The phrase that stood out for me was that it will ruin your ca...