Too often we as mothers become unbalanced and giving of ourselves beyond the empty line. A car running on fumes not only can't run but also can cause the operating system damage. Don't wait until you're up against that empty line. Recharge yourself daily with little nuggets and inspiration that can help you refuel yourself.
We may not always be able to go for a run or bang out a workout every single day, but we can certainly find moments in them to give back to ourselves. Here are 5 tips:
1- Follow people on twitter that inspire you and wake up to find their messages planting a morning seed.
2-Download a book that may not be read cover to cover in one moment, but one that will give you ways to stop and reflect after a chapter.
3-Keep a gratitude journal. I like to use an app on my phone since I'm more of a techie.
4-Print out inspiring quotes and keep them on your fridge as simple reminders to read one a day.
5-Find comfort in discomfort. So when you find yourself doing something that tests your patience, try to define it differently. For example, when I'm pumping gas (yes, it is just never fast enough for me), I say this is "gas pumping meditation". On a long line "on line meditation". In traffic, "sitting in traffic meditation". Get it? Now try it!
Nothing is Impossible!