Mindful Mommas with Ambition
14-DAY COVID CHALLENGE: STRESS LESS AND LOVE MORE
Hi Sweet Mommas,
What a crazy time we are experiencing...
Everyone I talk to has so many mixed emotions. Some are overwhelmed by the impact this is having on society, some are concerned by the suffering people are experiencing, others fearful for their loved ones, scared about money, getting hit by the stock market, overwhelmed by being stuck in quarantine with their kids and spouses...
Overall, the sentiment is fearful and stressed about the uncertainty we will have to endure.
Personally, when I’m in my “wise and grounded” moments, I’m game for this spiritual challenge being handed to me. I see it as a sign that we all need to slow down, reflect more, enjoy more, and feel more grateful for the simple moments and reset our lives for a new normal.
But when my kids (or the news) don’t get the memo - it doesn't feel as magical as I envisioned.
When I’m feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, frustrated, restless, annoyed or controlling, my wisdom seems to get lost.
But what I know for sure is that my kids don’t deserve my pain.
So, during this intense time, extra effort is necessary to strengthen my mental muscle, so that I can access the patience, presence and playfulness they need, and open myself to the “blessings in disguise” that I need.
People do physical challenges, so why not a mental/spiritual/emotional challenge?
The times we need it the most are the times we “don’t have time for it.”
So, let’s make the time. We can make 5 minutes before our kids are up, or at night when we have more time to reflect. Or just on the toilet (assuming your kids let you go in peace).
These 5 minutes will be a pause from life, for YOU, a time to slow down, breathe, look within.
I’ll make it easy enough that it’s not daunting, yet worthwhile enough that you are glad you did it.
The rules of this challenge are simple:
1. Put your email address below.
2. Each day I will email you a prompt with 3 reflection questions.
3. After you finish the daily “assignment” send a note to your spouse or a friend/accountability partner saying, “Day X Done.”
Reading this was your first assignment. If you’d like to continue, simply send them a note saying, “Day 0 done” and add your email below.
PS. If you are interested in my story click here.