12 Days Of Christmas - Day 1
This holiday season, Best Mommy Life wants to gift you with 12 days of restoration. Each day we will post one thing that we want to challenge you to do, and this one thing will challenge you to grow, will encourage you to change, and will gift you with something tangible to make your journey in this life a little bit easier. There is no gift better than what heals the soul, down deep where the core resides, to ease your life’s struggles and better face each day. We certainly hope you enjoy them and USE them to their fullest potential now and each day forward.
We are all drained. The responsibilities of life, whether we work at a job or at home, or whether we have children or do not, exhausts us all. The world seems to bleed us of the very energy we need to focus on the important things we long to accomplish. So, where do you begin to change? What do we need to do in order to hit the reset button on life and get re-centered?
"Allow yourself to take time for you. Not to do the chores or the errands. Not to get your hair done or to clean out your car. Yes, those things are important but they are not truly time with yourself."
Here’s the answer: time. Money, you can earn it again. Love, you can spark a new flame. Belongings, you can buy them over and over. But the one thing that NONE of us can ever get back… is time. Once it’s gone, it can’t be replaced.
Allow yourself to take time for you. Not to do the chores or the errands. Not to get your hair done or to clean out your car. Yes, those things are important but they are not truly time with yourself.
Take one hour, or even thirty minutes, today… and be alone with yourself. Put the kids down for a nap or get your spouse to be in charge. Spend some time in solitude. Find a place in your home where you can sit by yourself. Take three deep breaths and roll your shoulders to release tension. Go without your phone, without books, without an agenda… only bring a pen and paper for notes. Spend time just being, and not doing. Think about all of the things you love and why they are important to you. Pray or meditate about what is on your heart, or simply envision the you that you aspire to be.
"Place yourself wherever you want to be. Dream of the achievements that you want to accomplish, or ask yourself what you want to achieve."
What does that look like? Can you see yourself doing something that you’ve longed to do for some time, and have put off? Can you see yourself reacting better to a negative circumstance when confronted with it?
Place yourself wherever you want to be. Dream of the achievements that you want to accomplish, or ask yourself what you want to achieve. (Yes, it’s perfectly fine to talk to yourself!) Take a moment to get to know yourself, and who you truly are. Take a moment to solidify who you are not.
What do you value? What interests you? Cry if you need to. Confess things you should have done better or situations that you should have reacted differently to. Generate non-negotiables and formulate boundaries. Close your eyes and see yourself doing these things. Repeat to yourself three times, “I am a wonderful person. I am worthy of all things beautiful and healthy. At the core of who I am, I am constantly regenerating a better me. I am grateful for all I have been given. I am talented, and I use my talents to better the world around me. I am courageous and successful in all ways that I choose to be. I am confident and full of integrity. I make good decisions and stand for what is right. Today I have the energy and the passion to improve my health, my relationships, and my work. I am loved and love others regardless of their worthiness of love.”
You can certainly change or add to these affirmations; make them your own. But the point is to speak words to yourself that will help to heal your mind from the chaos of the world. Translating these thoughts into words will help you manifest them into your actions and intentions.
"It seems counterintuitive, but giving yourself the gift of alone time can radically transform your life."
Write down anything that you want to remember later, but the main point of this exercise is to relax and clear your mind from the worldly stresses that bog us down daily. It will help you to think more clearly and have a more positive attitude towards life. Taking this time to focus on who you are and where you want to go is crucial to the betterment of your life.
It seems counter-intuitive, but giving yourself the gift of alone time can radically transform your life. Some days will be easier than others, and you can focus on different areas of your life on different days. But the important thing is that you spend time discovering yourself, and fulling your cup so that you can pour into everything else with a stronger, more centered you.
Happy Holidays From Best Mommy Life!
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