Do you dread Mother’s Day? Whatever the reason you’re not fond of Mother’s Day, let’s make this one a little bit better.
Take a listen for my Mother’s Day gift for you. You’ll want to listen to this episode often to increase the love that you feel!
You’re listening to the Love Tidbits Podcast, where you’ll discover a small, tasty, delightful, bite-sized tidbit of love ~ I’m your host, LeAnn Austin
Hey y’all, welcome to Love Tidbits, episode #67: Getting Through Mother’s Day
Do you dread Mother’s Day? So many people I talk to do, and I must admit, it’s not my favorite holiday either.
Countless reasons why we just want to get through Mother’s Day. Maybe our mom is no longer with us, or we don’t have the relationship we’d like to have with her. Maybe we aren’t able to have children, or have lost a child. Maybe we are really struggling with choices our children have made, and don’t feel like we’re a very good mom.
Whatever the reason you’re not fond of Mother’s Day, let’s make this one a little bit better. When I’m in uncomfortable situations, I like to ask myself the question, “What would loving me do right now?”
For example, I have four boys, and for many years they didn’t even acknowledge that it was Mother’s Day. It was so frustrating for me, and I played the victim, and I gave the guilt trips. I was snappy and rude, and all of that felt terrible. So I started asking myself, “What would loving me do here?”
Sometimes that was asking for what I wanted rather than expecting them to know. Sometimes that was taking a break and doing something just for me. Often, it would be putting my hand on my heart, taking a few deep breaths and asking myself, “What would loving me do right now?” So when you notice yourself just trying to get through Mother’s Day or any day, try asking yourself, “What would loving me do?”
The last few years I’ve been learning about the importance of meditation and grounding exercises. So this is my Mother’s Day gift to you, something you can replay anytime to increase the connection and love you feel for yourself and others.
I created an acronym for the word love. L is for light, O is for open, V is for value, and E is for empower. I invite you to put your hand on your heart. Close your eyes if you’d like. Let’s inhale slowly through the nose, and exhale through the nose. Again, inhale and exhale.
Think of a light starting in your heart. Notice what you feel as the light begins to get brighter and brighter. Imagine this gradually moving through your whole body, filling your body with light and love. Watch and feel the light as it moves through every part of you. Is it going from your arms to your finger, from your legs, to your toes? Where is this light going for you? Again, with your hand on your heart, breathe in through your nose and out through your nose.
Imagine your heart being filled with light and open to receiving beautiful inspiration and personal revelation, guiding you in whatever direction you truly desire. Inhale and exhale. As your body is filled with light and your heart is open, imagine what you value. Pick one thing. Maybe it’s compassion, integrity, humility, or loyalty. It could be determination, empathy, generosity, or courage. There are no right or wrongs here. Simply pick one thing you value and hold it in your mind as you breathe in through your nose and out through your nose.
Now with your hand on your heart, your body filled with light, you open to receiving, and a value in your mind; imagine the empowerment that is yours. You are in control of your own life, how you choose to react, and your ability to feel love. Take time often to do this Lovin Me exercise, and remember the love acronym: light, open value, and empower. Inhale and exhale. And when you’re ready, open your eyes.
Notice what’s happening in your body and how that feels when you simply take a few minutes to love on you. This is my expertise. I love helping my clients increase the love they feel for themselves, for their daughter-in-law, or for any relationship they’d like to improve.
Join my Lovin Me program to get coaching for your unique situation, and have access to lots of tools and tips to help you easily answer the question, “what would loving me do right now?”
I heard the quote, “Moms are the people who know us the best and love us the most.” This Mother’s day and moving forward, let’s take a few minutes to love ourselves, which will make loving all the other people in our lives so much easier. Hmmm, something to think about.
Have a good one y’all, and here’s to a better Mother’s Day and love.
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