The Zen of Motherhood: 4 Ways to Embrace the Crazy

Ahem… Stop giving me the bombastic side eye. You know that feeling. The kids are screaming, the dog is barking, the phone is ringing off the hook… 

Life as a mom often feels like barely controlled chaos. But what if you could find your inner Zen, even when life is crazy? Turns out, it is possible to be a calm and centered mom, no matter what each day throws at you. The trick is learning how to embrace the crazy instead of fighting it. How? By practicing mindfulness, focusing on one thing at a time, learning not to sweat the small stuff, and taking time for yourself. Read on for four ways to channel your inner yogi mom and keep your cool when life gets messy. 

Being a mom is one of the hardest jobs out there. Between the sleepless nights, tantrums, and constant needs of little ones, motherhood can feel like controlled chaos. But believe it or not, you can find zen even in the crazy moments. So, here's what you do: 

Embrace the stress

First, accept that some stress and messiness comes with the territory. Stop beating yourself up over the laundry pile, unanswered emails, or dishes in the sink. Do what you can and make self-care a priority when you start to feel overwhelmed. 

Go with the flow

Kids are unpredictable, so learn to adapt to changing situations. Did your toddler skip their nap and turn into a tiny terror? Roll with it and adjust your expectations. Stay flexible in your routines and schedules. The more you try to control, the more frustrated you'll feel.

Find moments of calm

While life as a mom might feel chaotic, there are still moments of peace to be found. Savour the sweet moments cuddling with your kids, listening to them laugh, watching them discover the world. Be fully present by putting your phone away and embracing the joy in simple moments together.

Motherhood may be messy, but by embracing the challenges, going with the flow, finding calm moments, and asking for help, you'll be able to achieve a little more zen - even when life feels crazy.

Cultivating Calm: 4 Ways Moms Can Find Peace Amid the Craziness

Being a mom is crazy busy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find moments of calm. Cultivating a sense of peace and balance will make you a happier, healthier mom. Here are four ways to embrace the calm amid the chaos:

Limit Distractions. Turn off electronics and focus on one thing at a time. Do a single chore, play with your kids, read a book. Be fully present in the moment rather than trying to multi-task.

Practice Self-Care. Make time for yourself each day, even if just for 15 minutes. Do some light exercise like yoga, meditate, journal, or pursue a hobby. Take a walk outside in nature. Your own wellbeing directly impacts your ability to care for your family.

Ask for Help. Don’t try to do everything yourself. Call on your spouse, family, or friends and ask them to pitch in with chores, childcare, meals or errands. Let people who care about you support you. Learn to delegate and be okay with imperfect.

Find Joy in the Little Things. Appreciate the simple moments of beauty and laughter each day. Watch your child discover something new, share an inside joke, linger over a cup of coffee. Create rituals and traditions together as a family that you all look forward to. Focusing on life’s little joys helps make the challenges seem more manageable.

Being a mom is the hardest job you'll ever love. But by cultivating calm through limiting distractions, self-care, asking for help, and finding joy in simple moments, you'll be able to cherish it even more. Peace and patience, mama.


The Magic of Motherhood: Choosing Love and Gratitude on the Journey

The magic of motherhood is choosing to focus on the moments of love and gratitude, even when life feels crazy. 

Finding the Joy

As moms, we have a choice in each moment to embrace the chaos or find the joy. It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the daily demands of mothering little ones. But when we pause to notice the sweet moments - a hug, a giggle, a "I love you" - we open our hearts to gratitude. Our children grow up fast, so savoring the magical moments of wonder and connection allow us to be fully present for the journey.

Make eye contact and smile at your child. See the light in their eyes and feel the warmth of their smile in return.

Listen for the laughter. Kids have an infectious joy that brightens even the most chaotic of days. Join in and laugh with them! 

Give lots of hugs, kisses and snuggles. Physical affection releases oxytocin, the "love hormone", helping you both feel good.

Express your love and gratitude openly. Tell your child how much you appreciate them each and every day. Hearing those words will strengthen your bond.

Motherhood is hard work, but focusing on the rewards of unconditional love and joyful moments with your child will nourish your soul. Your little ones will only be little for so long, so appreciate each stage of the journey. The magic is always there, sometimes we just have to open our eyes to see it. Choosing an attitude of gratitude will make the days go by slowly, allowing you to be fully present in each moment of the crazy, beautiful adventure of motherhood.

So there you have it, mama. Four simple ways to find your zen even when life with little ones feels absolutely bonkers. Take a deep breath and remember that this too shall pass. Your kids will grow up before you know it, so do your best to be fully present in each moment, however imperfect it may be. Cut yourself some slack, lean on your village for support, and make self-care a priority. You've got this. Now go snuggle those babies, accept the crazy, and find peace in the simple moments each day. This amazing, messy, beautiful life is yours for the taking.