Happy Moms Bring Joy To Their Homes
Hello, Lovely! Can you believe that we are halfway through January already? How is 2019 treating you so far?
If you have been following my blog, you may have read my latest post on 19 Self-love Habits To Develop in 2019.
Self-love is a big thing for me now. I am sure there are people out there who can relate. For me, motherhood has changed my life because my priorities have changed. I have two very active boys under the age of four! Every day I give so much of myself to my husband and kids. (My husband is the same way, he gives so much of himself to us.)
There were several times in the past couple of years when I “broke down” into tears I was so tired. There was a time when sadness turned into anger and blew up into full-blown rage. That’s when you realize that things need to change. I realized that I need to take better care of myself if I want to be a good mom.
Last year when we moved to Italy, I faced some difficult challenges- which included social isolation. As a work-at-home mother, I rarely have the time and energy to socialize with other people because I already have too much on my plate. This led me to ruminate about things that happened in the past, which led to all sorts of anxious thoughts and fear. My husband has been very supportive and even encouraged me to start this blog. One of my goals for this blog is to celebrate joyful motherhood. Through this blog, I was able to meet like-minded people who share my passion. Suddenly I became part of a tribe of parents all over the world who showed support and zero judgment.
If you are feeling lonely, please allow me to share with you five things that have helped me become a happier mom. You will also find some pinnable quotes designed by Erin Condren. These sayings go on the front cover of day planners, journals and notebooks and can be personalized. As an affiliate partner, if you decide to purchase any of these journals/ planners by clicking on these photos, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.
Happy moms lift everything in prayer.
You are not alone. Turn every anxious thought and every form of fear into prayer. If you are facing a challenge, know that you are capable of overcoming it with the grace of God. Be joyful in every circumstance- see the positive in everything and run away from anything that steals your joy. Yes, you are mother…but you are also God’s daughter! Claim your blessings from your Heavenly Father who only wants the best for you. Be confident in His protection and be secure in His love.
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2. Happy moms know their priorities.
Setting your mind on things above will help you figure out the most important things in your life. We do not have to say yes to every single thing. When you know your priorities, you can spend your love, energy, and effort on those things. Also, you do not have to do many things at once. Just take your time and do what you can. You are enough.
3. Happy moms create the life they love.
Mothers are so good at making a beautiful life for their families. When I realized that I bring beauty to my home, it motivated me to make our home a place of comfort and joy. We live in a simple two-bedroom apartment, and I am proud of it because it is a place of sanctuary. It is not perfect and often times very messy, but I try my best to keep it clean and pretty.
We should also carve out time for our hobbies. Hobbies do not have to be expensive or time-consuming as long as they give you joy. For me, blogging is “my thing” and it makes me happy. I also have mom friends who like to knit, run marathons, cook healthy meals, and run a clothes boutique.
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4. Happy moms are always grateful and thankful.
It is natural for people to see the bad side of things. We tend to focus on negative experiences instead of the positive ones. I am guilty of that because I am so easily affected by negativity. This is something that I am working on so that I can be a happier mom. If we are intentional on seeing our blessings and being grateful even for the smallest things, we can be happier people. We can also be grateful for the people who have done us wrong. Through them, we were able to learn an important lesson (such as staying away from toxic people), however painful it may be. Also, I believe that when we are thankful, we attract abundance and blessings.
5. Happy moms see every day as an opportunity for growth.
Nobody is really prepared for parenting. You can read all the parenting books and listen to all sorts of advice only to realize that you will learn through your mistakes. It’s okay to make mistakes. Happy moms do not beat themselves up for their shortcomings. Every day is a new day to be a better, more loving, and more joyful mother. You’ve got this, mama! Nobody else should tell you how to parent your own children, because you know them best.
I hope you got inspired by these images to make your happiness a priority!
When your cup overflows, you have a lot more to give. Your family needs you to be happy, and they need the love that comes forth naturally from your joyful heart.
What do you do to become a happier mama? Write a comment below and share this post with your friends. Please subscribe to my blog to read more posts on joyful motherhood!