1. Self Care.
Since becoming a mom, I’ve learned the importance of “filling my cup” and have done the work to make Self Care my lifestyle. My wellbeing is no longer an afterthought, and because of this I’m better equipped spiritually, mentally & physically to care for my family. I no longer allow myself to suffer in silence/sit in overwhelm. Not anymore. I speak up and ask for the support I need in order to get time for myself. From scheduling time for myself every month (Selfish Sunday), to going to therapy bi-weekly (it’s lit)… to taking advantage of all of the “mini moments” to pour into my life daily… I get my time and my life will never be the same. More to come.
2. Waking up before my family.
I wake up before 5:30am almost every single day, and I’ve been doing this consistently for the past 3 months. The highlights of my morning include enjoying my cup of coffee in peace, spending time in God’s word, and seeking His guidance for the day. And depending on my schedule for that day, I also do my workout. It’s not always easy, but having something to look forward to, that I truly love and enjoy, makes it 100% worth the push for me. And my day is just better when I wake up early. Yes, there are still challenges to overcome, but “My day always flows best when I’m up before the rest”. Getting a head start on my day, before everyone else “needs me”… has changed the game for me.
3. Spending time with Jesus, Daily.
I’ve really been working on making the Lord my daily delight (Psalms 37:4 ), abiding in Him (John 15:4-11) , meditating on His Word, and putting my full trust in Him. I gave my life to Christ years ago, but I feel like my desire to go deeper with Him has grown since becoming a mom. He is The Source… My EVERYTHING! Making every effort to intentionally seek God first in all of my ways, early in the morning, has made such a difference in my life. There is something different that happens when we seek God in the calm of the morning., without distractions. Even as I write this, I’m in the midst of one of the most uncertain and challenging times of my life, yet I feel stronger and more secure than ever. There is peace that overtakes me when I lay all of my cares at His feet. I trust Him with my life, and I am now in the midst of that lived experience. I have no idea how any mom can survive with out Him, and I’m so grateful for His grace, mercy, strength, rest, favor, correction, direction and faithfulness! My life will never be the same and this is just the beginning!
4. Making time to do, wear & enjoy what I love.
If you know me then you know I love to slay! My forever goal is to be snatched for His glory; allowing the work that God is doing on the inside to shine through in all the ways that I show up… and that includes all things beauty and fashion. I feel like this desire has heightened since becoming a mom, mainly because I can’t stand the narratives that imply “once you become a mom, you become a mess.” NOT for this momma! Your girl has been doing the work to grow and become who God is calling me to be, and I will reflect just that. So every week, multiple times a week, I plan a whole slay. From my face beat to my feet, I show up to reflect the work God is doing in and through me. I wear one of my favorite ensembles ( from sweats to dresses… I only own things that I love), throw on my lashes, and live my best stay-at-home-mom life with my little one. It’s been so good for me. I also have a hair schedule. Yes… a whole schedule of slays for my hair. I seriously love it! I can’t quite explain it but when I look and feel amazing, I’m able to face the day a bit more confidently. Besides beauty maintenance is a form of self care for me.
5. Working out weekly.
I working out at least 5x a week. It’s a lifestyle, as well as a form of self care for me. Working out is not only good for me physically, but I often find it helps me when I’m in need of a mental break, and even a reset. Like most, I’m not always in the mood to workout; however, I am always so fulfilled when I push through and get it done. Always! Not to mention I have a whole wardrobe that’s depending on me to show up, lol. So working out whether a HITT workout on the free NTC app, a 3 mile walk outdoors, or my own in-house workout sequence… it helps keep me fit, stable and ready! My wellness is a priority.
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