Stressed Out, Mama? Go To The Mat by The Happiest Home
Whether you are an experienced yogi or have never been to a yoga class, this post from Meagan Francis shares a wonderful and simple reminder about dealing with the day-to-day stresses of parenting (or other parts of life). I found her suggestion and her personal examples really valuable, and I hope you will too! ~Ellie
When my yoga instructor, Kathleen, asked me to set a 10-12 week goal, I told her that I would like to make it through one of the more difficult yoga classes at our gym “without dying” and shared that I had been sticking to the gentle yoga classes out of fear that the harder ones would prove to challenging for me to make it all the way through without stopping.
“Well, that’s okay,” she said. “You can always go to the mat.”
You can always go to the mat. It’s a great metaphor for the rest of life, isn’t it? If you know you can always take a rest, or take a step back, or crouch down in the middle of whatever you’re doing and put your forehead on the floor – without feeling like a failure – it makes that hard drive toward a big goal feel so much more doable.
ABOUT MEAGAN: Meagan Francis is a mother of five, author, and blogger who is passionate about helping other parents create a sane, satisfying family life. Her books include Beyond Baby: A Week-By-Week Guide To Creating A Life You Love When Your Kids Aren’t So Little and The Happiest Mom: 10 Secrets to Enjoying Motherhood. You can also find Meagan online at The Happiest Home.
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