Motherhood

M I N D F U L N E S S

Throughout this journey of pregnancy and motherhood, I’m continuously reminded of how important it is to be open, to be mindful, to be consciously aware of my thoughts, my emotions, my energy, my reactions to people & situations as I’m nurturing and raising my children.

How I choose to look at and interpret my experiences is a reflection of my ability to pay attention to and handle my emotions. My goal as a parent is to be mindful…mindful of the energy I give to myself and others, mindful of being reactionary and not letting my emotions get the best of me, mindful of my thoughts and judgements of others because they represent how I view myself, mindful of being in the present and living in the now. Mindfulness requires continued effort & practice on my end but the ultimate reward is knowing the lessons I’m teaching myself and my children!

Below are 8 tips for practicing mindfulness that I’ve tried to incorporate into my daily routine:

  1. Be thankful for what IS….and make gratitude a part of your daily routine.
  2. Take control of your own thoughts. Your thoughts do NOT control you!
  3. Be conscious of your actions and reactions.
  4. Take time to meditate (I’m starting with 2 minutes every morning and then increasing from there)
  5. Practice forgiveness; towards yourself and others
  6. Check in to your feelings and sit with your emotions.
  7. Breathe….deeply.
  8. LET GO!!!

Sending lots of love to you beauties! xo

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Rachel
    December 5, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Just stumbled upon your blog and love these 8 tips. I’m a new mom and totally love what your blog stand for. <3 Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      PE
      December 6, 2016 at 10:18 am

      So glad you can relate & that this resonated with you. Wishing you all the best on your motherhood journey!! xo

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    melonie brown
    February 15, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Mindfulness isn’t it such a beautiful word. I just started reading your blog, I like the tips provided, it is a very nice touch. I am also working on my meditation habits, I can’t seem to make it past 5 minutes but I will keep working on it.

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      PE
      February 16, 2017 at 7:19 am

      I’ve tried guided meditations that help keep you “on track”, which are helpful for beginners especially. Try this app called Headspace or go on YouTube – they have some good ones!

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