Being a mom today
Life can be so demanding for mothers. Always in a hurry to achieve everything, never pausing to enjoy the precious moments of life. At work and home, your role is so diverse.
From the moment you became a mother, your children are your first priority, no matter how tired you are. At the same time, you need to be good at your job and a good partner to your spouse. And it seems like family errands never cease.
You are not alone
You know you are not alone. You see it all around you. Most of the women struggle to cope with everything that is asked of them. They’re always busy. Wherever you turn, you see an article or a study about overworked mothers and the effect of stress in their lives. I’m sure you don’t need me telling you how much damage stress does to your body and your mind. Patience is hard to find, and serenity is a rare commodity. This medical article, as well as this post by the National Institute of Mental Health, talks about the negative effect that stress and tiredness have on our lives, and the negative effect on all our relationships, including the ones with our children.
A calm mom is a better mom
Not surprisingly, people who take good care of themselves are happier and more productive. Moms who manage to take some time off for themselves are better parents because they are calmer, and they have more patience, understanding, and empathy. When they take time off to clear their head, they are better positioned to take good care of their children, perform better at their work. This article covers the differences among people who manage stress and those who don’t.
Strive for a healthy work-life balance
A healthy work-life balance will also preserve your health and well-being. It will make you stronger and more able to take good care of your family. I know, I’ve been there. Exhaustion leads to bad decisions and it also leads to ill health. You might think that you are doing everything for the good of your kids, but the reality is that if you end up sick, you are not doing any good for anybody. Recently, exhaustion resulted in my having a bad case of the flu—yes, something as simple as the flu—and I was in bed with a fever for a week. Don’t get me started on what happened during those days. I only wish I had taken some time to rest the first day I felt under the weather. Now I never look past any opportunity to recharge and regain my inner strength.
A yoga retreat can transform your life
Sometimes all you need to do is push the reset button!
The day I discovered yoga, my life changed. It doesn’t just help my body and improve my fitness, but it also helps me find inner peace, even if it lasts a few mere hours. Yoga gives me the opportunity to pause, slow down my mind, and value the important things in life. It’s a transformational practice that has been proven to calm and recharge both the mind and the body.
What’s an even better idea is to join a life-changing and peaceful yoga retreat for a few days. Getting away from an environment where you are needed all the time can help you transform into the best version of yourself. Self-care is an essential element of a happy family life. When you are not in connection with yourself, you don’t have much to give to others. When mom is unhappy, the whole house is. At a yoga retreat like the Yoga Loft, you will realize how important mental, emotional, and physical health is for motherhood.
The perfect yoga retreat for moms traveling solo
The Yoga Loft in Cabarete in the Dominican Republic is offering moms traveling solo customized programs to fit any skill level and to address their needs. Don’t be afraid to try it, even if it will be your first encounter with yoga. It can provide healing when you didn’t know you needed it. The retreat experience can help you find balance, slow down, enjoy life more, worry less, and become a happier person. Plus, the Yoga Loft is the perfect place for practicing amazing yoga on the beachfront overlooking the sea. They provide a safe space with a great community and great food—tasty, nutritious, and mostly grown on their own organic farm.
At the Yoga Loft, you will enjoy the sense of community that the retreat provides. When you come together with other women who are going through the same thing, it gives you the space to really figure things out. Let me tell you; your kids will thank you when you come back more present and more rested than when you left. One last tip that will make them even happier: arrange for them to spend a day at an amusement park with their dad or grandparents while you are away. They’ll love it!