Mindfulness for Mums: Simple ways to help you and your family feel calm, connected and content
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There is one tool we can adopt that will slow down time, freeze the busyness (or the perception of busyness).
because mothers of this day and age oftentimes work, take care of the household and the kids, plus do a zillion other things on a daily basis (aren’t we awesome at multitasking? As mother’s we are under so much pressure, not just with the things we have to do for our families, but we are under so much pressure from ourselves to get it done and to do it right. The steps include: listening with full attention, non-judgmental acceptance of self and children, emotional awareness of self and child, self-regulation in the parenting relationship and compassion for self and child.Mindfulness is a form of meditation in which we are ‘training our attention’ to focus on specific things and let other things go. We can also get so lost in our ‘over thinking’ mind constantly ‘ruminating’ over things that are in the past or in a ‘story telling’ or ‘worrying’ mode, constantly planning, trying to work out or worrying about the future. If you find your mind wandering, notice this without judgement and gently bring your attention back to the breath.
It seems to be recommended as the answer to every mental health problem – but what is it, and can it ACTUALLY help mums?If you think you don’t have time for this, I suggest setting your alarm half an hour earlier each morning.