Yesterday I boldly declared: This week we’re going to find the time, create the time, make the time… Will you join us?
But I don’t have time.
You don’t know how busy I am.
There are so many things on my to do list.
I don’t have childcare.
But I just had a baby.
Not this week but maybe next?
Sound familiar? Ah, yes…. the challenge of finding, creating, making the time to care for ourselves. While core needs such as food, sleep and water get met on a basic level, the elements of self-care that nurture our spirit are lower on the list.
All of the above statements are real. We are indeed busy mamas.
What if, instead of talking about how “busy” we are, we transformed that word to “full”???
“Full” is an apt description of our roles & responsibilities, but also opens the way for a different understanding of how we live. The feeling of the word “full” reminds me that this is indeed my goal. I want a full life, one that is fulfilling and alive & full of things that nurture me, my family & my community.
Your challenge today:
Consider one small thing you can do to help you have a more fulfilling day & nurture your mama spirit.
Love to dance? Have a dance party with your kids.
Longing for the spa? Mix up a homemade facial mask and wear it around the house.
Feeling lonely? Call a friend now.
Love to Cook? Call a friend and spend the afternoon cooking together & share the bounty.
Craving mama time? Watch for tomorrow’s post on spending time alone!
About Sarah Juliusson
Sarah Juliusson, founder of Mama Renew, is a gifted facilitator and writer on the journey of birth & motherhood. She brings two decades of experience supporting families through pregnancy, birth and motherhood to her work. Sarah is mother to two growing boys, a playful crafter with cloth & wool, student of traditional food preservation, and a diva at heart. Join the conversation on http://www.mamarenew.ca & on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/mamarenew