When I wrote about bad habits we all make that lead to burning ourselves out, I didn’t think I’d get the kind of response I would get.
So many emails of YES, THAT’S ME. Dozens of comments. And tons of “uh-ohs” from many, many mothers around the world — all seeing that the majority of how they are spending their day is actually creating their exhaustion.
Because what we’ve been doing since the creation of the Internet has been increasing our workload and our think-load and our dream-load to the point that we’re now doing more than ever in a single day.
We are also dreaming of doing more now than ever and often disappointed when we haven’t been able to accomplish more, more, more.
I should know, I’m often trying to get a week’s worth of work done in a day.
But instead of focusing on what we’re not getting done, we should be focusing on what we’re doing right now — and focus on more of that. Lots more of that!
Creating good habits — to replace the bad ones — isn’t as hard as it seems.
It just takes focus and determination.
I’ve been writing about the importance of slowing down and living more fully for years and about topics such as these:
- Slowing down our self-care and how we mother.
- Slowing down our focus.
- Slowing down the way we see our children and raise them.
My recent book, “The Abundant Mama’s Guide to Savoring Slow” is just a simple way of reducing the noise in our world. To do that, though, we have to start creating some new (and really good) habits.
When I wrote the book I really wanted to convey the message of creating good habits to replace the bad ones we’re finding ourselves doing day after day. While my original list had about 20 good habits, I wanted to make sure you could work on one habit per month for the entire year.
This is a book meant to be savored and read slowly. Every bit of it is achievable over time as you build the habits. Without further ado, here are the habits you will learn about in the book.
The 12 Savoring Slow Habits to help you create a slower family life:
- Wake Up — Practice waking up every single day to see the beauty in your life.
- Release — Embrace the idea of letting go of what is not working for you any longer to create more time for what you love.
- Reframe — Accept that your busy life is your beautiful life and start telling yourself a different story about how you are living.
- Focus — Aim for a distraction-free life where you always try to do one thing or nothing at all.
- Go Slowly — Forget rushing through and start lingering more in all areas of your day.
- Do Less — Understand that the only way to have more time for the good stuff is to do less of the other stuff.
- Plug-in — Reject the notion that you need to unplug and start intentionally plugging in to be more efficient with your time and life.
- Unstructured — Create more free time in your family’s day to allow the wow moments to evolve and multiply.
- Go Quiet — Quiet your mind and feel time expand in the process.
- Savor — Take time to appreciate every little detail around you.
- Abundance — Start seeing time for what it is — something to be thankful for in your life.
- Make Space — Carve out physical, mental and emotional space in your life for the things you want more of in your day.
Get Your Copy of “Savoring Slow” Now.
“The Abundant Mama’s Guide to Savoring Slow” will inspire you to build new habits that will help you enjoy the life you have — even your really busy life.
Stop worrying about things you don’t need to worry about and start living more fully every single day. This includes all of those chores you have to do, all of the errands and all of the dreams you are trying to fit in to your life.
Start appreciating every possible moment that is an opportunity to cherish the life you have.