It is always healthy for a mom to look at herself not only as a mother, but as a woman with ambition, needs, and aspiration.
Back in June, I arrived to Beirut feeling drained and more than excited for the summer break to start. Once at my mama’s house, I felt the burden of my responsibilities take a toll on me. As much as I wanted to relax and simply do nothing, I also wanted to enjoy my time along with my children, family, and myself.
I had a plan in mind and I can say I am satisfied with the outcome I have gained in changing into a better me!
1. Inner Growth:
At the beginning of our summer break, I had a fruitful conversation with a woman who has succeeded in applying apprehensive lessons in her daily life. Being the person who is always eager on improving oneself, I was captivated by one of her significant wise advice; ‘To accept others and their opinions as they are.’
Once you realize how a person perceives something, and you understand that her perception is different from yours, then you have inner peace. There won’t be a place for criticism or judgment. It simply helps anyone to accept whatever consequences and incidents that come along.
As much as I needed that physical relaxation, I knew that through exercise I can resume whatever energy has been sucked out of me. I always wonder how I accept the fact that I don’t exercise on a regular basis. The feeling a person gets after a sports session is simply amazing. Not to boast, but I am glad and proud that I have completed 24 hours of exercise with a private coach.
Those sessions made feel healthier, lighter, and happier. Although during the sessions, some exercises were really tough, but when there is a will there is always a way to get it done! Now that we are back into our loaded routine, I do hope that I will be able to find the time and energy to continue exercising.
There is no greater comfort than the arms of mothernature. I was delighted to participate in many outdoor activities. Yet, the best two where when we first had a Full Moon Hike up in the mountains. Once at the top we had a small fire to warm oursleves and enjoyed watching the flames twist and turn in a warm dance. The second one was when we had another night hike in the dark with our torches on just to reach the top, lay on our backs, and watch the dazzling shooting stars right above us.
The stillness and quietness of those two nights brought me comfort and peacefulness where I could connect with my own self with no interruptions. Trust me it was much needed!
In summary, that is how I have evolved this summer, and I am grateful for all the tiny insights I have gained.
How about you dear mamas? Where you able to find some me time for yourself and work on attaining any change?
PS: shooting star image from internet