You know exactly what I am referring to.
If you’re a new mom, there comes a point when you give up trying to “keep up” and give in to your new reality. Your life has changed permanently and although it’s tough, there are ways to cope and make that grass a little bit greener. One day at a time.
However, if you are more of a veteran like myself, you have seen “the light” years ago; accepting that chaos, scheduling and chauffeuring is the new norm and everyone yells at their kids trying to get them out the door for school.
Well yes…but it doesn’t have to “feel” like that, at least not for this mom.
Not everyone is a star, nor do I pretend to be. A couple of years ago, I was telling (yet another person) that I was sick-and-tired of being tired and crabby (which seemed like all the time). I came to the decision that if I didn’t do something to help manage my stress, control myself and get a better grasp on being an entrepreneur, wife and mom, I was going to blow. Know what I mean?
So now I meditate. And it has changed my life.
I yell (a lot) less. I have a different approach when dealing with stressful situations. I talk and listen a lot more and as a result (shockingly), people listen to me. I take a breath, step back and think before I react because there is always another side to the story and it allows me to put things in perspective.
Like I said, meditation has changed my life. This is a new me.
Have I turned into a granola toting flower child? No. But I have carved out another 15 minutes to my day just for me and my mental health. And the payback is immeasurable.
It all started out with a little meditation challenge that my life coach, Isabelle told me about and I got hooked. I have a bit of an addictive personality, so when I like something, there’s nothing stopping me.
And as far as I am concerned, this is a good addiction to have and I can say without a doubt, my family would agree.
So for those of you who say “I don’t know how to meditate” – it’s not rocket science. And the other ones that say “I don’t have the time.”