In the last few years, I have been declining books for review for simply a lack of time. If I am reading, it’s a book that I want to read for personal growth or entertainment (my book club meets monthly!)
However, this book showed up in my inbox and I was intrigued. The book starts out with the author Set Kristiansen having a panic attack or maybe an episode of the baby blues. You are immediately connected to the author as being authentic. This book is going to tell us like it is!
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Below are a few of my favorite takeaways from the book, Inspired Mama by Sea Kristiansen. Since my hysterectomy, I have found my emotions to be on a bit more of a rollercoaster than ever before. I acknowledge it and have incorporated a lot of new routines to help like reading a meditation piece when I start the day and daily exercise helps too!
*Shift your reactive patterns-She talked about identifying triggers and instead of reacting , acknowledge the trigger, why does it make you emotional, then shift your attention somewhere else and it will disempower the trigger.
*Create a “mindful moment trigger” Choose an activity that you usually hurry through and instead make it a time that you are mindful and you concentrate on this activity only. “When you are truly mindful, you cannot feel the sadness from your past or experience anxieties for the future, because neither exists in that perfectly present moment.”
*”If you find yourself in the depths of a dark ocean of seriousness, where life moves only in labored stillness, remember that freedom lies in recognizing your smallness in the world and understanding that you are a speck of existence in the universe.”
*Wake up 30 minutes earlier and develop an intentional routine (I have been practicing this for years and it makes the WORLD of difference in my days!)
*There was an entire section related to raising positive vibrations. Looking at the following areas of your life: your home, media, emotional awareness, people, your body, spending habits, language and, passions. My husband studied transcendental meditation so I have learned about vibrations before and know there is something to it!
* “Self-nourishment is best kept alive through passion, do do something that makes you feel truly “you” often. It is not only the secret act of incredible mothers, but of all free women.”
*Disclaimer: This book was provided free as a review copy by TCK publishing.