Since you found this blog, I know you are likely a woman that is focused on achieving personal growth. And I commend you for that! Working to become the best version of yourself is a beautiful thing.
What is it you want to change? Often we have more than one thing we want to work on, and it can be overwhelming.
I have been there, and my advice is to do your best to focus on small changes that can make a big impact. It took you time to get to where you are now, and it is going to take some time to adapt and grow into the new traits and habits you want to adopt.
Transformation is a journey. There will be ups, downs and some plateaus along the way, but if you stay the course, you WILL get to your destination!
I’ll provide some examples of areas that you may be looking to improve. And instead of trying to make massive changes all at once, how you can take a step back and make smaller changes that will be easier to accomplish.
Any time I do this, I feel like I’m making progress, and it encourages me to push forward and do more!
Change #1: You want to be more calm and centered when it comes to your kids.
As a stay at home mom, I found myself being frustrated and yelling a lot. It just seemed like my kids always knew how to push my buttons. And the thought of going a day without feeling that way seemed impossible.
So instead of trying to go an entire day without slipping into my old habits, I broke up my day into smaller milestones. First I aimed to keep my cool for the morning portion of the day. And when I got good at that, I was able to work towards the afternoon, and then the evening. As time went on, I found myself going through most days without any major meltdowns. Don’t get me wrong, we still have tough moments that come up, but I am in much better control of how I show up on the daily.
Change #2: You want to feel less anxious.
Anxiety was also something I struggled with, and I know that a lot of other mamas do too. It sometimes consumed my day.
I got into meditation and found that it really helped me to calm my thoughts, and stay in the present moment. But as a SAHM of two, with a business, it was sometimes hard to find 20 minutes of quiet each day for myself. And I found myself getting frustrated that I couldn’t keep up with it.
But then I realized that something is always better than nothing. So when I had any little bit of free time, I would leverage it the best that I could. Some days I squeezed in a 5 minute meditation, sometimes I could manage 10. And I found that that little bit of self care was definitely better than not doing it at all!
If you are looking for some guided meditations, you can search on YouTube by whatever time increment you are looking for, or download an app like Calm, and they will give you all types of convenient options.
Change #3: You want to be more active.
You’ve been feeling it, the need to get moving more. You might feel slugglish, tired, bloated or just generally unwell. And working out will most definitely help with that! But starting a workout program that requires you to workout 5-7 days a week might be more than you are ready to take on at the moment. That doesn’t mean you should do nothing as the alternative.
If you want to work on being more active, then all types of movement count! YouTube has tons of great free workouts, and many are nice and short for those with time restraints. One of my favorites lately is Yoga for Busy People.
Or maybe you have a hard time navigating around the kids. Then do something with them! Take a family walk, or turn on some tunes and have a dance party.
It does not have to be formal and structured. Anything that gets your body moving is going to get you more active minded, and before you know it, you will be ready to take on bigger challenges!
Change #4: You want to eat healthier.
When we slip into bad eating habits, it affects how we feel. Our gut is our second brain, and the way we fuel our body really does matter!
It can be overwhelming when you make major restrictions to what you are eating. Then you start to feel deprived. This is when you can queue up the yo-yo dieting.
Instead of worrying about cutting out a bunch of food groups, I encourage you to just cut out one food/drink you may be struggling with (like chocolate, candy, ice cream, chips, soda, etc) for 30 days. It’s empowering when you challenge yourself with something like that, and once you see that you can do without some of those foods, then add something else in.
Or if you are ready for a bit more, then maybe consider doing a detox or cleanse for a few days. I find it to be a great way to get back on track with healthy eating. There are all kinds of cleanses and detoxes, but I personally prefer the ones with real food vs. liquid based.
What change resonates the most with you? I would love it if you could share in the comments!
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