“It takes 21 days to form a new habit.” – James Clear. Sounds easy enough, right? We’ve all been there. We’re excited and really feeling the motivation from the Instagram scroll that kept our attention for an hour too long, but we justify it because it added to our much needed inspiration and got us focused. Whatever new endeavor you were attempting; increase our exercise, improve our nutrition, decrease our alcohol consumption or the amount of reality t.v. we watch on a weekly basis. The lists can go on. Instead if attempting to tackle the multitude of things I wish to change in my life. I referred back to a common acronym; K.I.S.S… ( I’ll let you fill in the blanks). So I started with the one person I can control. Me. Even after giving birth, having this tiny individual to take care of, still does not render me in control of her, funny how that works…. and because of that, I came to the realization that in order for me to be a better person, thus enabling me to become and be a better mommy. I have to first master my own self discipline. So I began simple (which is my biggest goal here.) I want to encourage other mommies to not be so hard on themselves, to get back to simplicity and take things one step at a time. That is exactly what I did.
With a simple water routine that I was eager to form into a habit. Having 16 oz (minimum) of room temp lemon or lemon-lime water each and every morning, soon after I’ve awakened (or been awakened by Khynd) and before I eat or drink anything (yes, even my beloved Detox Tea). As I drink, I focus on the cleansing of my palate, my next breath, my poster, all the while contemplating how to increase and infuse more humility into my life. In a sense, it’s a detox for my body (hepatic and renal systems to be exact) but for my mind as well. This simple act of a detox or cleanse, enables me to calm myself, start a new day fresh and remember to keep things simple. I encourage you to give it a try. #DetoxWater #Detox #Cleanse #NewMommyLife
There is a lot of discussion and even research surrounding the topic of Stress. We’ve all heard, been told or even told ourselves to STOP STRESSING. Yet, when it all boils down to it, what do we end up doing (in most cases, not all) We stress. Not only do we stress, we push it to the max! We worry, we pace, we vent/rant, and at the worst we create fear. We meditate and contemplate on fear. This all becomes a cycle that can be almost difficult to break. However, it’s not as difficult as it may seem. If you can do ONE very simple exercise, it can be the port of entry to break the cycle. You have to STOP and just BREATHE. Enter into a quiet place, be it in your home or in your mind. Do not think of anything except your next breath. I often times have to remind myself of this. Being a mother in addition to all the many hats I wear, can become so overwhelming and I feel the stress build up. I find that if I simply take the required steps to prevent stress and take better care of myself, I am not only doing wonders for myself, but for my baby as well. I encourage all women ( especially mommies) to take time for yourself each and everyday, whether it be in the morning, or evening. Whenever you have time (we have to make the time). Go to your place of solitude and decompress. Rid your body of the stress and you’ll be much more equipped to face head on, whatever may come your way. #Blessings#NoStressZone#NewMommyLife #MotherHood
Hello and Welcome. New Mommy Life came about shortly after I found out I was preggo. I was scared, excited and… I don’t know what quite else to say, in order to be able to articulate into words what I felt. If you’ve ever been pregnant before, perhaps you know what I mean. I think my anxiety mostly stemmed from the fact that I was not ‘trying’ to become pregnant. So, I did what I always do in times of fear or confusion. I prayed. I received confirmation that everything was going to be just fine. Then my mind began to shift, I was now a part of this whole “motherhood” thing. This group of women that I would watch from afar while I was out shopping for a new pair of TOMS, or dining out stag at Nordstrom Cafe. I would catch myself staring at them, and their children and would quickly have to look away for fear that I would be admonished or looked upon as a creep. Now that I am on the other side, I can see why so many people can’t help but smile at the sight of another beautiful and precious human being (in a small package) come into your presence. I became more conscious and mindful of this new life my body was creating and nurturing, and also how I was giving up so much, yet making a tiny minuscule sacrifice, as my baby grew second by second. While my body was changing, my mind was transforming, I was less concerned about my health and well-being and grew more and more concerned with my unborn. I know that may sound strange, since as a pregnant woman, your health is and should be the utmost importance, and it was. However, I am digging deeper here, and I was beginning to think about other women, mothers or not, and their children, not just mine. I thought about how many women out there in the world, lacked the advantages and opportunities I had. I became concerned. In the age of “it’s all about me” and self preservation, that’s a very powerful statement, and not contemplated enough in our society, in my humble opinion. Thus, New Mommy Life became a form of a calling, if you will. An inner part of my spirit that I had yet to know. And so, here it is, the first step on this journey, where it will lead me, I have yet to know, but I hope I can inspire and join together with other moms and women, as I pursue this path of love, health and wellness for all. #NewMommyLife #Unity #Health #Wellness #Love #Hope #Positivity