Well I hope you have had a good week and you enjoyed the beautiful balmy weather while it lasted. I also hope you enjoyed Mothers’ Day if you are a Mum. Two of my three children were away over the weekend so we have postponed Mothers’ Day for a week or two.
I must admit that I am still coming back down to Earth after my trip to visit John of God in Brazil. Lots of people have asked me about the trip and to be honest I could talk about it for three hours straight! Someone suggested I do a talk to share the magic. So….If you‘re interested, you are warmly invited to join us at 7.30pm on Friday May 31st for “Manifesting Miracles – redefining what’s possible.” Just call us or email to book.
Since I have been back from this retreat I have managed to maintain a lovely sense of inner peace. It has reinforced my understanding that stress is not about what’s happening around you, it’s about how you react internally. This month our theme is about mothering so I just wanted to remind mums that stress is contagious. So is calmness. The calmer you can be around kids, the calmer they will be. Managing your own thoughts and emotions is an essential parenting skill so taking time out for Yoga, Meditation, a Kinesiology Balance or Massage and taking care of your health is a must. I remember when my children were young they would get really naughty for a few days about once a month. That couldn’t possibly have been my fault, could it??
Some Words of Wisdom for Mums
by Debbie Rossi, Kinesiologist at Simply Natural Therapies
As a mother to four children, I totally understand the stresses that motherhood can bring! If only you were a fly on the wall in my house this morning as I battled to get the kids to school on time while also trying to organize myself and clean up the house and be ready to leave for work!
I believe that as mothers we all share a similar journey, a journey of trying to raise children who are happy, confident, resilient, healthy, active, capable (and the list goes on and on). There are so many expectations that society and more importantly we put on ourselves as Mothers. How can we not expect to feel overwhelmed, overworked, guilty and out of control on a daily basis!
Here are some tips that I have learnt and I am still learning (and yes at times the hard way) to help me to deal with everyday stresses:
· Stay true to yourself and what you believe, you know your children better than anyone else and therefore you know what is best for them. It is ok to say no if you are not comfortable with a situation.
· Let go of all that negative self-talk and negative talk in your life about your mothering skills. Believe in what you know and do, as no one will love and honor your children more unconditionally. Trust in your “Mothering Instincts”.
· A huge one for me is to let go of the guilt that is so ingrained in been a mother. We feel guilty about everything from not being there for a performance or sporting event, to seeing your child hurting and not being able to help them, to leaving them in care or with a sitter whilst you go off to work and so on. There is so much guilt associated with all of these things. Guilt that we are not being the best mother or making the best choices for our children! I believe that a happy mum will lead to happy children – if you are stressed out then your children will also be stressed out. Make an effort today to take a breath and let go of some of that guilt – enjoy your children and let go.
Next time you have that opportunity to have break or do something for yourself, then grab it with both hands and enjoy it. It will make you feel calmer and more relaxed which will then feed down to your children.
Now make an effort to do something today to relax and enjoy your children and remember that you are the Best Mum for your Children!
I would like to wish you a belated Happy Mother’s Day and I hope that you were able to enjoy it with your loved ones.
Cheers, Debbie Rossi
Thanks to Debbie for her wise words and here’s to a week of happy, stress-free parenting, (and a happy, stress-free week if you are not a parent.)
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