Moms are valuable to their families and community. Mom’s wear so many hats and have many roles and responsibilities that without them, I do believe the rest of the family would be lost.
However, even moms need to take time out form the busyness of their lives to be more mindful.
Mindfulness is about making a conscious choice to be more aware of what’s happening within, around, and to you. It’s about awareness of what you are feeling and sensing in the present moment, without judgement.
As women of God, busy Christian moms can discover how to let go of anxieties, fears, and stress of everyday life when they choose to live more mindful. One of the benefits of mindfulness is that is allows you to venture into your God-space within and/or the word of God so that you can be more mindful to allow the wisdom of God to lead you to a place of joy, peace, and fulfilment as the continue to take on the many responsibilities of a busy mom.
Just the other day, I found myself becoming overly anxious about a work situation. I was about to become unglued, allowing myself to get caught up in the anxiety of all the things I thought could go wrong from that moment on. But, I remembered my promise to myself to live more mindful. So, I took a pause break. I set my Fitbit on 2 minutes of relaxation. When that was over, I chose to recall a couple of scriptures about anxiety. One of them were ” Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Moms have the opportunity to choose mindfulness as a way of decreasing anxiety over things that may or may not happen.
Another instance when mindfulness benefited me was during a time when I felt as if I was not good enough to write. This was major for me because my heart was compelling me to do so. So, I took some time to just be aware of what I was feeling without judging myself. I spent time just listening to my heart, journaling, and praying to God about it. Being mindful of what was happening helped me realize that I was good enough and that my issue arose from comparing myself to others.
So, I want to encourage busy moms to live more mindful: take time out from the business of life to tap into your God-space, dedicate yourself to being a woman of the Word of God, and allow God’s wisdom to show you just how special and unique you really are.
Below I share 5 Easy Mindful Living Tips for Busy Moms
- Take refuge- God is our safe place. We can take time out at any moment in life to commune with Him. God is our friend; someone in whom to share our concerns and fears. He is our father in whom we can depend on to always be there. God is our resource; always willing to provide for our needs. Psalm 62: 8 say’s “Trust in God at all times, my people. Tell him all your troubles, for he is our refuge.”
- Discover Your True Strength- God is the source of our strengths. Take time to connect with Him at least on a daily so that He can daily renew your strength. This is the key to mindfulness for the busy Christian mom.
- Rest- Without proper rest, your day is doomed from the time you wake up. Rest helps you to be more focused. You have more energy and you will have more quality time and patience with others.
- Unplug- Take breaks as often as you can. Sometime just a two-minute break to refocus, deep breath, read a scripture, or reaching out to a friend will do wonders to help you get back on track.
- Take Time for Self- If you have ever been on a plane ride, then you know the saying, “put your oxygen mask on first.” If you choose to continue to put the needs of everyone else before your own, you risk burnout, and sickness even. Who will be there for the ones you need if God, forbid, something happens to you. By putting yourself first, you will have so much more to offer to your family and community.
I encourage all busy moms to take time out from the busyness of your everyday life to live more mindful. What is one small thing you can commit to today that can help you live a more mindful life?