A new year tends to bring new anxieties for me.
Because I own my own company, every year, the financial health of the company basically reboots on January 1st. Whatever we earned the previous year becomes meaningless, and suddenly it’s game on to repeat or exceed the financial performance from the year before. Thankfully, it’s exciting work that includes new clients, new projects, and new ways to help moms, but, those blessings don’t come without pressure.
As you probably know all too well, if you’re anxious in one area of your life, it can cause you to be snippy, grouchy, and downright ugly in other areas of your life too. Like when you’re under a big deadline at work, and you yell at your husband for looking at you the wrong way, snap at your mother for trying to lend a helping hand, or erupt in a rage of fury when you see your daughter’s socks in the hall outside her bedroom.
You know, when you’re at your best.
Luckily, I have lots of friends who have embraced the mindfulness movement, and we regularly share tips and tricks for how to avoid losing our minds as busy moms. Recently, my friend Robin shot me a text on a random Tuesday touting a new meditation guru she started following by the name of Kyle Gray. Her timing couldn’t have been better.
The very next day, I started listening to Kyle’s guided meditations first thing in the morning, and I came across one of Kyle’s favorite mantras — “I surrender to peace.”
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