Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Five Ways To Live A Full(er) Life

Lately I’ve been feeling extra blessed and extra content with where my life is right now. I’m so happy not only to be in a really good place, but also to feel as though I’m in a really good place because, as optimistic as I like to think that I am, as a single mom, there were times in the past that I didn’t think this feeling would be possible.

I want this feeling to last as long as possible. So lately I’ve been thinking about ways to enhance my life even more. Chalk it up to the New Year. (Not to mention that there’s always room for growth.) As such, I’ve taken stock of my life and realize that there are a few things that I need to be more conscious of as I continue to ride out 2012 and beyond. I need to be conscious of:

How often I actually listen to what my body is trying to tell me.
Sometimes if my shoulders and back (and thighs and feet) could talk, they’d scream at me for the maltreatment. I’m not talking about exercising and working out because please believe that this single mama gets her workouts in there three times per week (for the most part). I’m talking about the “go-go-go-I-must-do-it-all-and-do-it-well-by-trying-to-find-the-25th-hour-in-the-day” type attitude. I can be one heck of a Supermom (woman) from time to time and I can do it all (and do it well), but as the saying goes, “even Superwoman took a break – a commercial.” Sometimes I need to remember that I am NOT a machine. I need to unplug and sleep. And rejuvenate. In order to continue doing all that I do (and doing it well).

How often I meditate and reflect on where my life is and on my goals.
This one (sort of) goes along with the first one. Whether it’s once per week or once per month, I need to stop and reflect on what I’m doing. Is it rewarding? How so? Is it elevating me in anyway? How so? Is it beneficial to both Aiden and me? How so? If I do not have a satisfying answer to these questions, then I need to change some things up. I need to be able to take control over the things that I have control over. Likewise, I need to accept the things that I cannot control. This will surely help me stay on track while constantly working towards my goals.

Head on over to The Young Mommy Life to read the rest of this article and let me know how you're taking stock of your life so that it can be FULL and FULFILLING.


  1. Ahh..I like this! I too, have to remember that I am not a machine! Sometimes I go-go-go and then I remember that I am not in competition with myself.

  2. Very good read. It's very important to listen to one's body and to be contented from within.

  3. Love this so far! Heading over to read the rest.

  4. Absolutely! Sometimes you are so busy being mommy and daddy, blogger, freelancer, and all of the above that you forget to take a minute for yourself. Thanks for the reminder!

  5. This goes along with an entry I've been attempting to type. It's all about being productive, efficient, and balanced. 2012 will be an amazing year for us all though, god bless ♥.

  6. I really need to do more active play as a SAHM I have all the time in the world but at the end of some days I look back and think what did we even do today?

  7. I love being busy but I also don't want to burn myself out. This year I am going to (try) and take everything a (little) slower.


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