The school year is a hectic time of year. Whether you have kids or not we are all affected by the frenetic Chi of busyness. The fall energy ramps up to host Labor Day celebrations, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the pinnacle holiday of Christmas, Hanukkah or whatever it is that you celebrate to end the year. Before you know it New Year’s festivities come and go and you’re thrown into a new year with more busy.
And if you have kids your schedule will see additional things like ballet, piano, hockey, baseball, basketball, football and more, plus the exams and various tests that all kids must endure. As if that weren’t enough you have work commitments, projects, parties, events, and daily to-do’s that also need to get done.
As a mom, it can be a lot to juggle! Many of my clients have full time jobs making their schedules go nonstop seven days a week. Kids these days are like managing two full time jobs – and honestly the kids could use a break too. We push them so hard and never have we moved at such a rapid pace! I myself played sports, but rarely did I have homework, or extra curricular’s other than basic sports and occasional charity events.
When summer finally arrives it feels like a reprieve -Ahhhh, you can finally relax! Unfortunately, just like the school year you have to figure out how to keep your child engaged, entertained and busy. It’s easier if kids are older but if they are young it’s up to you to find camps and activities. If you’re a working mom it can make it even harder.
The biggest challenge I see and hear again and again from moms especially is that everything is on them. They are in charge of making it all happen.There is no organizational bootcamp better to train you than motherhood. Just the other day I was at Whole Foods and saw a mother with four boys under the age of seven – and she had one on the way. I was exhausted just looking at her. Imagine the schedules she has to keep and manage to keep that train moving forward in an organized and positive way.
Moms take the brunt of it all. They are the nurturers and caretaker and no matter how much dad helps out and gets involved – everyone looks to mom for the answers. Hell I’m in my 40’s and still expect my mama to have all the answers and take care of me. When I am with my mom it’s as if I’m 11 years old again and she is there to help me get my shit together. I swear that woman knows things from a stream of consciousness that only moms are privy to – like how to get laundry clean, how to get the spots out of my water glass and how to change oil. She is literally Miss fixit. And I think what is so awesome about moms is that they are always prepared for war. This is no joke, my mom always has a toothbrush, water, bathing suit, screwdriver, knife, snacks, chapstick, lotion, gum, sunglasses, eyeglasses and everything in between with her at all times. And that is just in her purse. In her car she has a large plastic tub full of emergency supplies – water, blankets, first aid kit, food, drugs, tool box, flashlight and more. I’m telling you, that woman is ready for anything you throw at her. And if she doesn’t have the exact thing you need she’s so damn clever she’ll Macgiver a toothbrush, toothpick and a screwdriver together to make any tool you need. She has mad mama skills.
That is just what moms do.
But when moms are so busy taking care of everyone else, how do we make sure they are taken care of? That is what I’m going to share with you today. If you follow me in any capacity you hear me say one thing again and again: Cultivate Your Chi.
- But what exactly does that mean?
- How the hell do you do it if you have a train of events that you have to keep moving forward?
- And why the hell does it even matter when all you want is five minutes to pee in silence?
It is essential to cultivate your Chi daily to keep your mood and vibe elevated! If you’re in those Below the Cross Emotions™ (see video here) you cannot manifest your dreams nor can you manifest positive circumstances. When you’re elevated you can see the good in the bad and be super grateful for the good! But this higher awareness only comes when your Chi is fluffy and happy! Here’s a few tips:
I should mention, these tips are universal. So if you’re like me and don’t have kids, these tips still apply. But if you are a mom these are essential to your health and well-being, not to mention, your sanity! You must operate from a full cup to give 110%. And while many of these tips may seem like common sense we often push them aside to take care of others or ignore them for various reasons. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard these messages in meditation and I think it is because we are at critical mass. If we are to continue our ascent, collectively raise consciousness and raise our vibration these things must be done, not the to-do list that is seemingly shouting at you!