Mindfulness on Mother's Day
Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate mothers, but it can be a challenge for moms to engage in mindfulness and find the time for self-care.Here are a few quick tips for all moms to help prioritize mindfulness & mental wellness.
Mindfulness Practices, step by step
Tip 1: Tune Out so you Can Tune In
To reduce stress levels, turn off your phone, stop watching the news, and let calls from your boss go straight to voicemail. This will allow you to tune out the noise and tune in to what you want.
Tip 2: Speak to what you need
Even if you have young children who want to celebrate you, you don’t have to spend all day taking care of them and doing household chores. Ask your spouse, partner, friend, or relative to take charge, or consider hiring a babysitter for a few hours. You deserve some time to yourself!
Tip 3: Treat Yo’self (not just on mother's day)
Going to the spa is a great way to relax and recharge, but you can also create a spa-like atmosphere at home. Light your candles, put on comfy socks, a thick robe and run a bubble bath. Go the extra mile and add in a face mask, bath bomb and essential oil diffuser- you’ll feel renewed in no time!
Tip 4: Engage The senses
Engaging your senses can dramatically boost your sense of mental wellbeing. This Mother’s Day, take the opportunity to discover what brings peace and harmony to each of your senses.
- Wrap up in a warm blanket and massage tension in your pressure points to increase your sense of touch.
- Go to an art museum, or do a short meditation to engage your sense of sight.
- Sing along to a song you love, listen to nature sounds, or turn on some peaceful white noise to engage your sense of hearing.
- Experiment with different scents using a diffuser and a collection of essential oils to engage your sense of smell.
- Make your favorite tea or coffee and savor it or eat your favorite meal to engage your sense of taste.
Tip 5: Make a plan that works for you, and take your time
Mother’s Day is a great time to assess your overall mental health and stress levels. Identify your main sources of stress and develop a plan for coping with them. You might need to redistribute tasks with your spouse or partner, start a journal, or schedule self-care time each week. Having a plan for the future can help keep you feeling restored and renewed, rather than overwhelmed or frazzled.
Self-Care After Mother's Day
But don’t let your self-care routine end today! Wellness needs to be maintained through consistent efforts to take care of your mental health. This is especially true for parents! If you find that engaging in self-care today, or consistently checking in on your mental health is a struggle, reach out for support from a therapist who specializes in women’s mental health!
Did you Know...
- 1 in 5 American Women Have a Mental Health Condition
- According to ADAA, women are twice as likely to be affected by Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- While most mental disorders can impact all genders, there are some conditions that can only affect biologically female individuals due to female biology.
- Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
- Postpartum depression/anxiety
- Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
- Perimenopausal depression
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