Family. Cooking. Baking. Shopping. Santa. Entertaining. Traveling. Working. Mommin' 24/7.... How’s your stress level right now, Mama? We all know deep down in our hearts that there is so much beauty in the festivities and holiday season, but let’s be honest, it is also a time that brings out high stress, anxiety and overwhelm - financially, physically, and mentally.
So what's a mama to do that's feeling all the feels when it comes to anxiety and stress? Stop and breathe. No, really…you've already invested in a little quiet time for yourself by reading this so close your eyes and take ten deep breaths in and out.......Seriously, stop reading this and do it. Now :)
Okay, how did that feel to pause, just for a second, and take care of yourself a little bit? Yes, even just committing to a moment where you take 10 deep breaths is self-care.
Motherhood is stressful and tough, but so are you.
Remember to pause amongst the chaos and breathe.
Unplug. Be present. Remember to enjoy the real moments, undocumented.
Exercise. Even if it's just committing to go on a quick 10 minute walk.
Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Rest; get at least 8 hours of sleep a night. (Get off that iPhone!)
You are doing a great job. You are an incredible mother.
You are are enough. You've done enough. Your holidays will be magical.
We wouldn't be FIT4MOM if we didn't remind you to mentally and physically take care of yourself. So after you've done your breathing exercises and read that little mantra above a couple times through (screen shot it and save it!), here are 3 effective, simple, and quick moves to help you regain a sense of self and sanity from Farel, our Global Fitness Director. Incorporate each move below into your day to help regain some energy and serenity this holiday season.