Tips to practice mindfulness as a parent, the benefits of mindfulness.

Tips to practice mindfulness as a parent, the benefits of mindfulness.

 

 

If you are a mother like me, your mornings probably don’t start seating alone at the beach looking at the waves, with a delicious cup of coffee in your hands, instead, your mornings are surrounded by chaos, exhaustion and rush hours. In this post, I will be giving you easy to follow tips to practice mindfulness as a parent in the middle of chaos.

Let me first share the importance of mindfulness on motherhood.

Mindfulness has been shown to facilitate communication and to be beneficial when applied in the parenting context.

Mindfulness practice may increase individuals awareness of their moment-to-moment experiences (thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations). Present-centered awareness may enable individuals to break cycles of automatic responses to experiences and instead exercise a more conscious choice about how to respond to their daily experiences.

Mindfulness is also supposed to increase a person’s awareness and acceptance of daily experiences and is currently used in a variety of healthcare settings as a potentially effective skill for stress reduction, emotion, affect and attention regulation.

How you can practice Mindfulness in the middle of the chaos that is motherhood.

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Teaching your child to become a positive person, tips for positivity.

Practice gratitude on a daily basis.

Gratitude is the simple act of expressing and feeling thankful for the things you have in your life and even when you might be having a terrible day, there are always reasons to be grateful for.

By practicing gratitude you are aware of what’s making you happy and that you are grateful for it in the present moment.

A great way for visualizing gratitude is by writing down at least twice a week the top 10 things that make you happy every day.

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The power of acceptance in your life.

Understanding that nothing is permanent and everything changes are one of the key habits of mindful people. We have to understand that, as mothers, we are far from perfect.

We’re born on this earth, we grow up and eventually pass away. As we practice mindfulness, we come to understand this, and this way, life becomes increasingly precious and enjoyable.

Open Conversation with your child.

Just because you’re not on your phone or watching your favorite TV show doesn’t mean you are “present.” To be in the moment is to interact, talk, and spend quality time together, which is really important for mindful parenting.

Kids need to know that you’re never too busy or distracted to talk. Make sure your children know that communication is always open, no matter what.

A small tip: Try to phrase the sentences in the way that a YES or NO is not the complete answer, open-ended questions such as ” How ” or ” Why ” are the perfect examples for this, that way you are opening a wider channel of communication with your child.

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Take Care Of Yourself.

It’s easy to accidentally start neglecting yourself when caught up in your family, work, and everyday life. However, keep in mind that your kids will mirror your actions and if you don’t take care of yourself, neither will they.

Eat well, sleep more, and worry less. Experts say that anxious parents tend to pass their anxiety onto their children. So stay on top of stress and make sure you’re always presenting the best, most positive version of yourself that you possibly can.

Regulate time on your electronic devices.

What started as a way to stay connected has quickly escalated into a way to waste precious family time. The internet has completely changed the way we live and interacts with one another, even with the people that we love the most.

Set in place and time each day to quit working, shut your laptop, and put your phone aside to be with your family. This goes for kids too, no excuses.

Stay Involved.

Find other ways to connect with the family besides talks at dinner. Plan a fun hobby together. Perhaps a once-a-week movie or board game night, take walks, help out with homework, attend extra-curricular events, etc.

All of these little efforts to sneak in bonding time will have a big impact on their lives, and eventually, these are the things that your kids will remember the most.

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In conclusion:

Mindfulness is not about being happy all the time. It’s about the complete acceptance of the present moment as it is. With the good and bad, with the positive and the negative, with precious days and chaotic days.

As a mother is our job to practice mindfulness and be present for our kids. Even in the middle of chaos, always with the most positive version of ourselves, showing them that is indeed possible to endure life and chaos gracefully.

Zadi, XO

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Ultrasound sonographer for many years and mommy of 2 boys, I love my kids therefore I love what I do, help other women to achieve a healthy and successful pregnancy is my goal.

31 thoughts on “Tips to practice mindfulness as a parent, the benefits of mindfulness.

  1. Absolutely heartfelt message! We need to accept and thankful for the blessings we have in life. Love it! ❤️

    Happy Mother’s Day dear! ❤️

  2. Ah kranti you are so sweet and I am so blessed to meet people like you here in this platform, thanks you so much for stopping by, I wish you a happy Mother’s Day as well xoxo

  3. Heyyy Zadi, I have nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Congratulations, you deserve it! Please check out my most recent post to see what it is you have to do!

  4. Yes dear, being there and being present are 2 different things that can have a huge impact on our kids lives

  5. Hi love, I just want to let you know that I nominated you for the sunshine blogger award, feel free to check my post to see what you have to do, I love reading your posts, I think you are an inspiration for all of us and I also think you deserve it ❤️

  6. Aww.. thank you so much Zadi for showering love! Your words warm my heart! Thank you so much for the nomination dear! ❤️🤗

  7. You are so welcome love, you truly deserve it, you have been supporting me from the beginning and I am very grateful for you

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  11. I’m new to blogging, but I’m glad I was able to read this. I am a school counselor in a junior high and we’ve been practicing mindfulness in our school. I will start a year long course through Mindful Schools online training. I have a 3-year-old that I tend to feel I lose my patience on. I know after long days it’s not far to take out my own frustrations on him, it almost seems I give my students the best of me, and my family gets the leftovers.
    Thanks for this article.

  12. Oh dear, I feel you, I have been there as well, but i learned to take a deep breath sometimes when I am about to lose my patience, I really want to inspire another women, because motherhood doesn’t have to be painful or shameful, thanks for the comment, I’ll see you around, I’ll check your blog today

  13. Great article Zadi! What great suggestions to give young Mom’s. Too often women are expected to put the needs of the kids before their own. I think there needs to be a balance because kids always benefit from a healthy happy mother.

  14. It is very important for a parent to become friends of their kids, so that they could develop a health relation with them.. By doing this, they could also generate their kids trust, so that they will share all their problems with the parents.. Great post!!

  15. Thank you very much Tim for your comment, I couldn’t agree more with you, been our kids best friend with open and clear communication is the key that will help them succeed 😃

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