Power Up, Moms!

I was standing in the middle of Main Street in Disneyโ€™s Magic Kingdom and I realized that my cell phone was almost dead. I had used it all day long to check the wait times for rides, check the weather about the pending storm, order our lunch food and text with my family about our long list of plans for the rest of the day at Disney. 

I had taken countless pictures and used my cell phone all day long. Now, I stood there concerned about what would happen if my cell phone battery died. It was blinking red and the phone was glitching, the apps would not open without an error message and I realized, without a full battery, I was going to miss the next photo moment or a text with updates from my brother or not have a poncho for the storm that was definitely coming! I would not be able to function properly, I needed to recharge my phone!

We are like those cell phones, we glitch and all functions do not work properly when we have a low battery. But how low has my battery gotten?

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I am grateful for…

I love saying this daily, as a family! ๐Ÿ’— In the big picture, these are so key. There are so many little moments to appreciate every day too. ๐Ÿค— Yet, in the stress of life, we can get distracted. ๐Ÿคช Or, we focus on “I’ll be happy when…” – waiting for future changes in order to feel positive again.

๐ŸŒบ I am grateful for our health, our wealth and each other! ๐ŸŒบ

๐ŸŒบ Health – yes, I am grateful for our health in 2020! ๐Ÿ‘ Some days, this is simply about being grateful that we all slept well! Right now, with cancer in the family, I am grateful for each day.

๐ŸŒบ Wealth – as a Therapist and my husband is a Police Officer, we have kept our jobs in 2020, so I am grateful for our ability to work and serve others!

๐ŸŒบ Each other – definitely, I could not get through it all without my husband, my parents, my siblings, my best friend, & all my friendships!!

Do you have a Gratitude phrase you use often? ๐Ÿค”

It’s hard to be grateful when there are so many hardships. My latest YouTube video is about How to Get Back Your Attitude of Gratitude ๐Ÿ’— I want to share tips on how to bring back those positive vibes into your home! ๐Ÿ™Œ

You’ve got this Momma!! ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’— Check out my YouTube Channel for Moms and Pregnant Moms – with EASY tools to strengthen and love yourself during #pregnancy #postpartum and #motherhood! Link to Youtube ๐ŸŽฅ

#anxiety #refreshedmom #selfcare #selflove #confidence #stopworry #knowledgeispower #findtranquility #healthymommy  #newborn #momtobe #momlife #mommytobe #strongmoms #loveandfamily #bodymindsoul #healthypregnancy #preggo #pregnant #maternity #momlife #strength #pregnantlife  #wellness #mommygoals #newmom #2020baby #healthybaby #expecting #babyontheway

Using Grocery Delivery services to reduce your stress

I had actually begun using grocery delivery service before COVID, but I know this year has opened up the option to most of us!

As a stressed and tired mom ๐Ÿ˜ฉ or pregnant mom ๐Ÿคฐ, give up the task of wandering the grocery aisles, standing in line and loading your trunk! With the ease and convenience of ordering from an app (most will keep a Favorites List, making reordering SO easy!) you can grocery shop from your couch ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have also saved money because I am not picking up random extras ๐Ÿ‘ and save time in my week. ๐Ÿ’ฒ

The ease of online grocery shopping and delivery services will help you to spend more time looking up healthy recipes and preparing fulfilling mini meals. #t5wellness @drsearswellness

Go from Stressed to Refreshed with Grocery Delivery services! You’ve got this Mom! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’—

#healthyeating #prepared #timesaver #loveย  #refreshedmom #findingtranquility

I resist asking for help

Do you feel overwhelmed, yet have the belief that you alone should have the answers or do all the work?

If you find yourself reaching burnout often, this may be what is happening. I define burnout as the dread to do things, easily annoyed, procrastinate, feel worn down – physically and emotionally, check out, get lost doing un-important things, have a hard time concentrating and edgy.

You know it, you can see yourself being snarky or putting off doing things. And yet, you keep pushing.

What is the resistance to ask someone for help? Do any of these sound true to you?

  • I can do it myself
  • I do not want to burden others
  • Others will think I am weak if I ask
  • She does it without help
  • No one will do as good as me
  • I do not like seeing others uncomfortable
  • I do not want to hear the grunting and whining
  • Fine, I will just do it myself

Explore what you believe deep down. This belief is driving WHY you will not ask for help.

But from whom? If you do get to the place of acceptance that you can ask for help, who do you turn to?

Consider the trustworthy, non-judgemental people first. Consider multiple people, small areas of help from each person.

Consider:

  • Your partner
  • Your parents
  • Your in-laws
  • Your siblings
  • Your close friends
  • Your work friends
  • Your neighbors
  • Your church friends
  • Acquaintances from your local area
  • Service organizations that offer help

No matter what your need, you deserve to care for yourself and know when you are overwhelmed and a team could make the job lighter.

Happy New Year!

Welcome 2020! I am excited to see what you have ahead!

After 2 weeks off of work and school, it was so nice to get back to our routine this morning. The kids were excited to leave and see their friends. I know every morning this week won’t go so smoothly. LOL However, today was full of smiles.

I had a moment to check-in with me. I started with a body scan. I can feel the effect of all of the foods, junk and sweets. I feel the aches from not staying on top of my exercise routine. I feel tight in my muscles from not keeping up with my yoga videos. I am dragging from not taking all of my morning vitamins like I used to.

My body tells me exactly what I need.

I need to stop. I need to listen to it. Then I can take action.

This was my morning post today, listen and your body will tell you what you need.

I can make the changes slowly and mindfully. I can recognize what I want to change. Then take small steps to add the needed pieces back in. So, this morning, I did my 40 jumping jacks before my shower. Ah, that felt good! As I laid out the kid’s vitamins, I made sure to take all of mine. Done!

Even when we change 2 small things, our pride in ourselves encourages and motivates us to do it again and do even more. But small steps will help us to not become overwhelmed and pressured. That is when we tend to quit – the all or nothing thinking.

The body is a miraculous machine that has many alarms, I will listen to it today.