Although my downward-facing dog is probably only good for eliciting laughter, I do love yoga and the popular yoga phrase “find your center.” It’s Day 9 of our 10 Days Self-Care For Homeschool Moms series, and we are breaking down what finding your center means and how it can help you be a happy mom.
“Find your center” means reconnecting and refocusing on your core. Not just your physical core, but also your core values, your core beliefs, the core of who you are and what is most important to you. Our lives are full of chaos and noise. This leads to stress and fatigue. When a mom finds her center, she reconnects with her true purpose. She lives her life in a way that will make herself and her family happier.
Here are some strategies you can use to help you find your center:
Create A Vision For Yourself and Your Family
Lewis Carroll said, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”
Don’t allow you or your family to wander aimlessly through life. Every mom has dreams and aspirations for herself and her family. It’s a good idea to sit down and think about exactly what you want to accomplish and what you are going to do to get there.
Make specific goals and find a way to put them somewhere concrete so that you can refer back to them frequently. This is commonly done by writing them down or even making a collage of pictures that represent what you want to achieve.
Now, here’s the important part. Whenever life feels out of whack, go back and look at whatever it is you’ve come up with and ask yourself, “Is what I’m doing with my life right now a reflection of what is most important to me? Will my family be able to accomplish these goals by doing what we’re doing now?”
Center your life around the vision you’ve created. Let your vision help you stay on course. When you remind yourself of what exactly you’re hoping to get out of life, you can make adjustments if you’ve gone off track.
Gather Quotes That Keep You Inspired
There are a lot of good people out there, now and throughout history, that have said some pretty smart stuff. Everybody loves a good quote.
Because it feels good to read eloquently spoken words of wisdom. Especially if it’s someone you really admire or look up to. Quotes can also help us refocus on what’s most important and pick us up when we’re feeling down.
A good quote can be like the sage advice of a good friend.
Create a collection of quotes that you know will help you stay centered on what is most important to you. Where you collect them doesn’t matter as long as you have them available whenever you need them. Better yet, take time to memorize your top 3 or 4 quotes so that you can take them with you wherever you go.
A good quote can be like the sage advice of a good friend.Breanne
Make A Playlist Packed With Songs That Sing To Your Soul
I’m not sure how we have got nearly to the end of this series and not talked about music! I am a huge believer in the power of music. Music can touch hearts in very powerful ways. Song lyrics can speak to your soul better than spoken words.
That being said, not all music is positive and uplifting. Be sure to choose music that, again, reminds you of your core beliefs and inspires you to be happy.
Make a playlist for a variety of different moods. Make one to listen to when you’re sad or frustrated, one for when you need motivation, and another for the times when your kids are driving you crazy and you need to remember why being a mom is so darn important.
Stay In Touch With Your Core Beliefs Daily
Whether or not you are religious, think about what it means to you to connect with your soul. The part of you that makes you who you are. Because I am a religious person, I know that I need to find my center by nourishing my soul with daily scripture study. Whatever your faith is in, connect with it daily to help you stay focused and grounded in what you believe.
When you are true to yourself, your goals and the things that are most important to you, you have found your center. It will help you stay sane no matter what your crazy, wonderful mom life throws your way.
More ways to help you find your center:
- 21 Mom Quotes Every Strong Mama Needs to Hear Today-from For Every Mom
- How To Make A Dream Board– from Wikihow
You’ll Also Love:
- The entire 10 Days of Self-Care For Homeschooling Moms series! (Hint: It’s not just for moms that homeschool.)
- Physical Health: An Essential Tool for Self-Care