Badassery Magazine June 2018 Issue 25 - Page 73

I f you’ve been a mom for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed there are a multitude of points of view about how to do almost everything when it comes to parenting. I think there’s one thing we can all agree on as moms though - this is one of the toughest jobs around. We are so busy taking care of ALL the things and every- one else but ourselves. That’s why self-care is so important for moms. Taking good care of yourself by taking just a few minutes out of your day to focus on you will help you be a better mom. When I was at a breaking point in my life after battling infertility for years, I turned to some well-known spiritual practices that helped me tremen- dously and they take no time at all. They’re all super fun too! Everyday I make sure to take some time to: Meditate, Play with cards, Use my words, Practice yoga, Play with rocks, and Smell the flowers. Meditate Before you roll your eyes at me, I want to tell you a secret. If some- one had told me to meditate a few years ago, I would have told them to take a hike! There was no way I was going to try it. One day I figured I had nothing to lose, so I gave it a try and I was shocked at how much better I felt afterwards. I felt refreshed and rested. There are many types of medita- tion and some can be done in as little as five minutes. Coloring in a coloring book is a form of medita- tion and so is walking. The key is to take a few minutes and do them by yourself. Lighting a candle and staring at it for a few minutes to notice what you see is also a fun way to meditate. Play with Cards Memory and Go Fish are fun to play with your kids but I’m talking about oracle cards. There are probably as many different types of ora- cle cards as there are personality types. Th 䁍)她ɑ́Ёѕե̰)ѡ䁡ٔѥհݽɬ)Ʌѥ̸ͅ)=ѡ݅́$Ѽɕ͔)ɕ́́ѼͥЁ͡ՙѡɑ̸)Mѥ́ݥЁѡ)ѡȁѥ́$ݥ͔)Ʌ䁅ɕѡ̴)ͅхͽѥѼɕ)иMѥ́$ݥٕٔ)ѡɐЁɥѡѼɔ)ѡͅѡɽ՝)Ёѡ丁]Ѡͼ䁑)مӊéѼѡ)ɕ́Ը)U͔eȁ]ɑ)!܁ѥ́䁑)ͅѡ́Ѽȁɕ%ӊé)хЁȁ́́ձ́́ݕ9)Ёݡݔɔչѥ)Ё́Ё͕ɔɽѥ)̰́ݔѕѼɝЁ)̸͕ٕ ɕѥɵѥ(ȁ͕ٕɅɕ́)ȁمՔЁ́܁ѡЁݔ)ɔɽ̸͕ٕQ́)݅ѼɕՍɕ̸)!ɔɔ܁ɕ̵ɕ٥)ɵѥ́Ѽ)$ͥ䁑ݥѠѡѡ)́݅)$ͬȁݡ$и)5䁵́ѕͥ)ɽ䁉)AɅѥe)éͼɕѡЁݔѕѼ)ɝЁѡЁЁ́ЁɅѥ)%Ё́ͼՍɔѡɕ)ɴɍ͔ Ʉ彝)͕Ѽɝ䁍ѕ)ѡ䁉䁡彝͕)ѡЁɔ䁝ȁѡ͔)ɝ䁍ѕ̸)]ȁɝ䁍ѕ́ɔɔ)ݔɔɕͥ)ٔͥȁѥх她)ɕ͙հͥՅѥ̸=)ȁɅ́ѡɽ՝彝)ͼ́ɔ)ɝѥ)AݥѠI)-́ٔ她ݥѠɽ́)ѡѠݕѡ)̸$eЁѡ$ٔ)ɽ́ѽЁѡ́$ݥѠ)ɔѱɔɕ х)ɔ䁭ɽ̸Q䁡ٔ)Ёɽѥ̰Ёѡ)Ёݡ́ɕՍɕ)ѥ͕͔)]$ЁɐЁѡ́$)ѡ՝ЁЁ݅́Ʌ䰁Ёѡ$)䁙Ёх́ͥ)ѡ͕ȁ͕)ݕѡݽɭ)=䁙ٽɥєх́́ɽ͔)Յ踁I͔Յ聥́ɕЁȁ)ɽ٥͕ٔ́ݕ́ٔ)ȁѡ̸eԁͼ͔ЁѼ)ɕՍɕ́ӊéɕ䁕Ѽ)=ѡȁх́ѡЁɔɕ)ȁɕ́ɕɔѡа)Յ谁ɥ х́ɔɔ)䁕ѼݽɬݥѠeԁ)ѡȁ̀ȁȁɄ)ȁЁٔѡͽݡɔ)ȁȁх(