Glowing children rely on glowing mothers. I truly believe that the health and wellness of children is a direct reflection of how nourished and nurtured the children’s parents are. And it is because of this- gorgeous mamma’s- that I invited Yvette founder of Ella Rinnova, to share some of her favourite ways to empower mother’s to take care of their beautiful selves.
I especially love some of the following ideas Yvette discusses:
+ Self care is not selfish. Hell no it in’t!
+ Remember who you were before you were a mother. Honour that Mumma’s!!
+ Don’t be afraid to leave the house as a bomb site for sleep.
+ Spend time on yourself. I do backflips when mum’s start to release this idea that to be the ‘perfect parent’ they need to have the clean house, look the ‘perfect part’ (you know: well groomed all the time, have the school clothes perfectly ironed, the children clean and tidy) and serve the most amazing meals that will be gobbled up without complaint.
I know you will love this post. I certainly do! Grab a cup of tea (or a glass of wine!) and enjoy these glowingly gorgeous tips.
Motherhood! Wow, what a crazy journey! We all have our ups and downs as mothers, however these 7 tips are a great way to start enhancing your experience as a mother, so you are glowing with health and happiness.
1. Celebrate your uniqueness: Celebrating your uniqueness is about remembering that every mother is different and we each have different circumstances to navigate. It’s about honouring your intuition and doing things your way. You know what is right for your family. Celebrating uniqueness allows us to build a community where mothers exchange stories and learn through unique experiences. Tap into your unique confidence, beauty, radiance, power, and help other mothers tap into theirs. Be proud of yourself.
2. Align your energy: Aligning your energy means feeling positive about yourself, your environment, and your world. It’s about being your authentic self. It’s knowing that what you are, you attract. It’s about grounding yourself regularly in order to know what’s right for you and your family. You can align through meditation, quiet time, spending time in nature, phone-fasting and having tech-free days. Tune into how you feel and what you really need.
3. Optimal nutrition: Optimal nutrition is vital to your experience of motherhood. Eating whole foods, increasing your green intake, incorporating more fresh fruit and veg, water, healthy fats, super foods, colourful plates, and crowding out the nasties. Nutrition plays such an important role, whether for you alone or for you and your breastfeeding child. Food has a dramatic effect on our moods, hormones, ability to sleep, digestive health, anxiety, skin, and the list goes on and on. Pay attention to how you feel 20 minutes after consuming a sugary cake. Do you get a headache? How does your body feel after a berry smoothie? Everyone is different and it’s important to determine which foods trigger symptoms for you, and which foods complement and support you. This alone can impact your energy levels and give your vitality a boost.
4. Self-care: Self-care is not selfish! It’s completely necessary. How can we continue to give to others if we are not putting back into ourselves? Self-care is about recharging. Treating yourself. Creating healthy boundaries. Incorporate indulgent rituals and choose whatever works for you- massage, nails, baths, meditation, movement, yoga, guilt-free shopping. You must incorporate pleasure practice with whatever it is that energises you- a good book, a movie, knitting! Self-care must be pre-emptive. Give yourself what you need, and schedule it.
5. Commit through sacred discipline: In coaching sessions, there is one question that clients ask again and again “What do I need to do to change?” It’s commitment that is the game-changer. That’s all you need to get the ball rolling. You need to get to a point where you are ready to do the work, to feel good, and look after yourself. You are ready to feel better in your life. Once you have commitment, then change happens through discipline, ritual, and by making gradual and sustainable lifestyle changes. Once you start feeling the benefits of the change then you have done the hard work and the rest is free flow. So commit to doing the work needed to be the best mother you can be.
6. Sleep: Sleep is one of the non-negotiables in feeling good and performing at your best. Let’s face it: sleep can be hard to come by as a mother. You take what you can get, and at any time you can get it. In the early days with a young baby, it’s absolutely essential that you sleep when you can. That means leaving the house in the state it is and prioritizing your sleep over everything else. Your coping abilities will be impacted by poor sleep, as will your mood, mental clarity, emotional resilience, immunity, and your general wellbeing. Monitor your sleep. Are you sleeping deeply? Do you wake feeling refreshed? Get into bed early when you can. Your night will make the world of difference to your day.
7. Rediscover you: Yes you are a mother but you are also you. Remember what you used to enjoy doing before you had children. Reignite your passions. Reconnect with your purpose. You will be happier for it, and the people around you will feel the difference in you. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you” – Oprah. Don’t neglect your passion and you will experience motherhood with renewed sense of self, purpose, and happiness!
Yvette, founder of Ella Rinnova, is a Holistic Health & Wellness Coach who focuses solely on mothers. Her goal is to empower mothers to approach their journey of motherhood with renewed energy and vitality, so that they may provide these same qualities naturally and with ease to their children. Ella Rinnova offers 3 month and 6 month tailored health programs for mothers who are ready to create their ultimate experience of heath, wellness, and lifestyle for themselves and for their family. To find out more or book a complimentary 1 hour Wellness Consultation visit Ella Rinnova.