Calming The Inner Panic While Mastering Motherhood
How to create a safe, positive and calm environment for you and your children in 3 easy steps.
Let’s not beat around the bush. These are the craziest times we have ever known. We are in the midst of fear, uncertainty and (unfortunately) panic.
The world is changing by the day. Each morning (and we know we shouldn’t) we check in with the world. We watch the news, open Facebook to see if anything’s changed; has it got worse, better, has anyone I love been infected? Our brains are constantly searching for updates and answers right now, and we’re desperately trying to make sense of this madness.
We’re afraid. And this is normal.
But here’s the thing: we really do have the power to see this with love, to fight the fear with compassion and to remain rooted in strength. Together, we can rise strong.
- Awareness. With awareness comes acceptance and a new understanding. Once we are aware of what’s happening, we have the opportunity to choose how we respond. Let’s look at this practically: Take a deep breath and think. What opportunities can this current situation bring to you and your family.
- Become closer as a family?
- Have more time with your kids?
- Find the time to be creative?
- Learn a new hobby?
- Adapt your work or business in a positive way, in a way you hadn’t considered before?
- Sort out the garage, under the bed, the back of the wardrobe?
So, ask yourself, what opportunities could this situation bring?
- Mindfulness. Create a space every day to practise mindfulness. Do this alone or with the kids; there are loads of fantastic resources online full of mindful children’s activities.
- Is stress busting
- Promotes creativity
- Improves memory
- Removes overwhelm
- Improves sleep quality (hands up who needs more of that…?)
You can download more mindfulness and other gorgeous activities to restore, relax and quiet the mind here.
- Community. This is key for us all. With so many of our usual daily activities currently unavailable to us, we will be seeking connection and communication much more online. Being part of a community – on or offline – supports our human need for belonging. It provides us with support, enables us to explore our emotions, our feelings, as well as form lasting friendships too.
This isn’t going to be easy, you know that. But you are strong, I know that. When we transitioned to motherhood we changed; we found a strength and a love that we never knew existed within us. Now is the time once again, to harness that power and use it.
Fear and uncertainty drive panic, so let’s face the uncertainty with love, compassion and kindness. Let’s be calm, confident and strong. Together.
If you’d like to join me on this journey through motherhood and courage, I would love to connect with you on my Facebook group: The Connected Mother Collective. It’s a lovely group full of amazing mums (like you) exploring the wilds of motherhood together; it’s an open, honest and non-judgmental community. I hope to see you there!
You are not alone dear mama; the sisterhood really does have your back.
Naomie Ella is mum to one tiny little firecracker and founder of Naomie Ella – Motherhood
Transitions. An Occupational Therapist, Entrepreneur, Holistic Life Coach and Well-being
Mentor for Mum’s.
Naomie is on a personal mission to promote positive maternal mental health and wellness
for all mothers. Supporting women to thrive as they navigate motherhood.
Thorough her online support network, and her open vulnerability, she is making an impact
by empowering and inspiring other mothers to speak their raw, honest truth about
motherhood. Helping women to reconnect with who they are now and show up with
confidence and inner power.
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