I know that is really, really hard to find 5 free min in a busy day of a very busy mom.
However, what many people don’t realise is what can often feel like not having enough time, is ACTUALLY forgetting to taking the moment or two to care for yourself in the first place.
I always say that I see spirit/the universe like electricity. It’s always around, but you have to plug in to it to access it. But remembering to plug in is the key, because if you aren’t used to relying on the universe then it’s not in your habitual thoughts.
Neural pathways are more like well-worn roads in your subconscious brain.
They are practiced over and over and therefore are the default path to walk. It takes mind-set work and the decision to change that path to start a new one.
(The image of a field with long grass is always what comes to my mind with this. It’s easier to take the well-worn path through that field then to chart a new one, stepping down and flattening a new way to take takes effort until it’s as worn as the other one. But over time that new path becomes the well-worn one and the other one becomes overgrown once again.)
So, this weekend make the decision to plug in to your spiritual source more often.
Here’s a few ways to remind yourself to practice Self Care and create new habits for spiritual connection.
As you can see it takes making the decision to practice connecting to your spiritual source, plugging in and giving your Self the Care you crave. It doesn’t need to be the retreats or spa dates. It also doesn’t take a lot of planning. Rather it starts with the simple decision to let yourself care for yourself and then putting some small tools in place to remind you to do so.
I love creating simple steps to help you connect to your true, inner most self.
Practical Spirituality for busy moms is my soul space.
This is what I’ve been focused on for many years now and I’ve created a number of tools in that time.
You might have heard me mention it, but I’ve created a group program and am getting ready to release the details soon.
This program is full to the brim of simple tools to help you uncover the layers of yourself and shine your brightest while raising your magical children (as well as tools to help you see their magic and help them know how to use it!)
I’m putting together a special offer for anyone on the Waiting list so if you aren’t on it already, I highly recommend you drop your name here. You’ll be the first to know all the details, with some special treats, and you’ll be able to reserve a spot before they fill up.
Why is it, just when you carve out that moment for some self-care, someone needs your help.
I remember it used to take me ages to find a time to meditate and then, when I finally sat to connect within myself, I wouldn’t be able to settle as I’d have an ear open for that “MOM!!!” call.
But, you’ve probably heard “You can’t give water from an empty well” more times than you can count so you know that taking time for self-care is essential for your mental health and wellbeing.
So, how do you find that time when it feels like there’s never enough?
These seems to be a common challenge amongst many of this community so I want to share with you a few tools I’ve developed over the years that have kept my “well” topped up even in a busy schedule.
I can’t tell you how to stretch a day to 25 hours, but I have found a few “hacks” to having time to take care of YOU.
Self-Care is Caring for Yourself.
It takes less than a minute to Love Yourself Intentionally.
Care for yourself instead of SCROLLING! We can all do it, but it’s amazing how much time is lost in that semi-conscious state. You feel busy, but are just lost in the thread. Turn the phone off and focus on your breath instead.
The truth is that when you develop a quick practice of self-care and spiritual connection, you can pull it out whenever you get a chance. It just starts with the initial step of shifting your perspective from seeing the lack of time, to being open to changing what self-care time looks like to you.
That doesn’t mean you don’t take the long baths or self-care trips out when you can, it just means you’ll feel more present in those times as well as in the day to day, because you’ll be loving yourself on a steady stream rather than in random bursts.
In fact, by claiming the time for self-care during your day to day, you’ll no longer feel you NEED the escape trips, so you’ll be able to enjoy them so much more when the opportunity arises.
If you don’t have a personal spiritual connection practice in place, or would like to learn how to create one, I want to invite you to sign up for the wait list of my upcoming group program. This is one of the first things we’ll be covering so you can create a strong foundation in being present and aligned to your whole self.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.