How to Find Balance This Mother's Day

Posted On May 10, 2019 By BowFlex Insider Team

A family outside.

We’re not going to lie — being a mom is a roller coaster of emotions that sometimes, unfortunately, includes stress and anxiety. Thankfully, there is one day a year when mothers are celebrated and are free to relax. Mother’s Day is a day to rest and find necessary balance within ourselves.

Although Mother’s Day is all about mothers, sometimes we struggle to find balance even on that day. Don’t let this happen! Take advantage of this day to reset your body, soul and mind. Every mom knows, you need a break every now and then to recharge, so you can be the best possible mom you can be! When it comes down to it, take time for yourself this Mother’s Day to find balance with these three tips:

  1. Choose how YOU want to spend the day

    The first step in alleviating stress is bringing your focus back to you. As a mom, you are often pulled into different directions, but if you want to take this day for you — communicate it. Explain to your loved ones how you would like to spend the day whether that be alone at the spa or at brunch with your family. You deserve to do what you want today, guilt-free!

  2. Take time to be grateful

    You are a mom, which in and of itself is one of the greatest honors you can have. And, you have a family who wants to celebrate you and be by your side on your special day. It’s normal to get caught up in all the day-to-day duties of being a mom, but taking a breather and reminding yourself why you do what you do is what makes you grateful. Be mindful of the time you get to spend with the ones you love and the ones who love you most.

  3. Reset your mind & body

    To find a healthy balance in motherhood, you have to take time to reset your mind and body. This doesn’t have to mean sleeping in and lounging in silence all day, unless you want it to. Resetting can be reconnecting with a personal hobby or passion, or taking the day for you time, because self-care begins with reconnecting with yourself. How do you feel? What makes you happy? What do you want to take away from this day? Whatever helps you evolve into the best version of yourself — do it.

This Mother’s Day, balance is the gift every mother needs.