(I’ve written about retreats before, but I think it’s such an important aspect of being a healthy, whole, intentional mom that I decided to rewrite and expand on some previous posts I’ve written on the subject.)
A Favorite Quoteâ€¦
Â Â Â “A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” â€” Tenneva Jordan
Mother’s give. It’s what we do. More often than not, we give to everyone else before ourselves. We say yes to everything and everyone else’s needs before we tend to our own.
We get rundown, overwhelmed, exhausted and unfocused.
We get discouraged, depressed and frustrated. And we don’t know how to dig our way out of the hole we find ourselves in.
Sound familiar? Maybe you’ve been there or maybe you are there.
Martyr Is Not Spelled M-O-M.
Your body is smart.
It knows what you need and will make sure we get rest one way or the other. If you don’t choose to rest, your body will choose for you and you’ll get sick or emotionally exhausted and let your responsibilities pile up while you zone, eat mint chocolate chip ice cream, watch House Hunters International marathons and waste away the day dreaming of living on the French Riviera.
Hypothetically, of course.
This is why it is vital that retreats become a part of our routine.
Maybe you’re Maximizing Your Mornings. Maybe you’ve created a Mission Statement. Maybe your to do lists are at your mercy and last night you ate dinner on your baseboards because they’re Just. That. Clean.
Or maybe, like we all do sometimes, you feel hopelessly behind. Maybe you wonder how anyone has the time to do all this planning and deep thinking.
This next series is just for you.
Why And How To Create A Retreat Routine
We are going to talk about how to take and find time for daily, weekly and yearly retreats. We’ll also discuss how to use them to their fullest (to get refreshed, envisioned and create plans that will free up time in day to day life).
Where are you? Are you feeling rested and focused or rundown and overwhelmed?
Do you need a retreat?
Action Step: Make a list of 5 things that refresh you.Leave a Comment