You’re one smart cookie of a mama so I know you know that self-care should be at the top of your priority list. But as a busy, blogging mama, sometimes you can’t help but let that pillar of your mama bliss pancake fall to the bottom of the pile.
So here’s a bliss-related freebie to help you out with forgetting to put your mama needs first. A simple 7 minute meditation and accompanying ritual to see you connect with your Mama Bliss, for biz or any other kind of success, once a month.
What has helped me in the past is to remember when the last time was that I put myself care needs to the very, very tippy-top of the priority list. I don’t know if the story rings true for you as well, but it has been the both times I was pregnant.
Call the midwife because you’re still knocked up!
I invite you to take that same approach and continue on with it. Because you are pregnant with another dream – your business dreams!
Take on that attitude, ‘Mama needs to take care of her needs first,’ because if mama is happy, everyone else will be too. The family will quickly catch on.
What I have found that works for me is almost like going to a midwifery appointment. What I do now is once a year, in the fall I visit with my naturopath. Feels like having an authority figure, in that regard helps.
Over the years she tells me what to do in the health realm and we now have established a relationship. She knows what’s realistic for me in terms of cutting down on my caffeine consumption. It’s just not going to happen. We both know that so we work around it.
I come out of it feeling really invigorated (or maybe it’s just from the latte). I have a plan in place.
If something like this would work for you, awesome. If not, become your own naturopath. Just put the reminders in of what you know you need to do and do so on a regular basis.
Preparing for an unassisted dream birth.
To help making play doctor simple for you, I have an acronym for the self-care pillar that I call the Four Pillars of Mama Bliss. That is the SHOES.
Once a month, look down and check out the state of your SHOES.
The S is for sleep, H is for H2O, O is for organic living,? making sure you’re getting outside, you’re eating and putting substances that are toxin free in your environment.
E is for exercise, of course. The final S is SHOES is for stillness. Are you having enough down time? Ideally, by yourself just to collect your thoughts, to replenish your outbreath-type energy.
But the ultimate self-care tip that I can offer is just realizing that self-care is just one piece to the Mama Bliss puzzle.
Riffing off of self-care, I encourage you to move forward with the second pillar of mama bliss, which is creativity. Ensure that you have some sort of creative outlet, i.e. a hobby or some kind of expression that you can look forward to, even just for 10 minutes a day.
Moving on to the third pillar of Mama Bliss: Values. Take a look at your values periodically; the ones you want to really uphold in your business as well as in your personal life.
Put the reminders around so that you can always lean on those to bring you back into a sense of purpose with your work and also get you focused on distractions out there that are not aligned with your consciously chosen values.
Finally, the fourth pillar of Mama Bliss is Simplicity, which ties in all of these areas into a sweet little package so that you can really celebrate the joy of this work that you’re set out to do based on your creative play and expression.
Again, all of this stems from your self-care piece.
And below you can sign up for your Monthly Mama Bliss Recharge. It’s a meditation that only takes seven minutes and it will move you through these four pillars and it includes what I call the Flower of Mama Bliss. It’s a pretty little poster that you can fill in and hang up, quite simply reminding you of how you are going to take care of yourself on all levels, every month.
And here again is where to plunk in your email address to pick up your Mama Bliss Recharge. Remember to do that now, then do the meditation once a month, Mama!
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