Mindfulness for Mums: Simple ways to help you and your family feel calm, connected and content
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This article has been written to help mums feel more at peace and happy and peaceful in their surroundings. Family life is beautiful but it can also be incredibly stressful too and Clare shares some fantastic information about mindfulness, how it can help you remain happy and peaceful with easy and fun activities that can be done with children and without. This article is to help shares simple ways to help mums find calm amid the chaos.
Every parent and every baby is unique and not one method or parenting style suits all. Being a mindful parent involves little more than your baby being your teacher; learning from their cues and signals moment by moment. It's about creating ways to take time for your self care too, and giving yourself time to recognise and understand your stress triggers so that you can cope better when you feel anxious and worried. It's about using your breath to focus, your eyes to see and your ears to listen to what baby is telling you, even when they are crying incessantly and your instinct is to run or freeze. It pays dividends to just stop and accept that sometimes you don't know what it's about, you can't control it and you may not have the capacity or ability to fix it. So showing love and compassion in those moments (to yourself and your baby), is the most mindfully aware and practical thing to do!
Some people find that it is easier to cope with an over-busy mind if they are doing gentle yoga or walking. Name thoughts and feelings
su_note note_color=”fdff66″ radius=”0″]I know you want to be supermom, but by engaging in activities you love, this will make you a better mom.[/su_note]The way we respond and express emotion influences the way our children handle emotions. Being a strong role model is one of the qualities of a good motherand can significantly impact your child’s life. Breathe and Focus - Take 3 deep breaths from your belly. Notice how your body feels when you do so.