As mothers, we often let the ‘woman’ go, the girl inside that feels passion on so many levels. We often don’t miss it because we don’t give ourselves the time and space to miss it.

But what would happen if we were all to abandon the way we do things just for a short while, to create the freedom to explore the mind in new ways and in turn create new ways to live life for real. It might be an hour, it might be a day, a whole week, even a month or a year. Here’s some tips for mother’s on how to take time out for yourself, liberate your womanhood and rediscover your passions.

  1. Book ME TIME every week. Schedule whoever you need to schedule to take care of the kids and the motherload.
  1. Start exploring activities that allow you to explore and enjoy your body. Once we have children our bodies can feel like they are on a never-ending cycle in the washing machine. As women our bodies change over the decades so it’s important to find exercise you enjoy that allows you to feel supple, strong, and sexy.
  1. It’s ok to say no to your kids. They’ll forgive you they really will. It’s you that you have to forgive. Really start to connect to that inner you and ask yourself every time your children need something, if you really need to respond.
  1. Pursue your passions. Passion creates passion. Investigating one area of your life you might be passionate about can really unlock a whole lot of passion that has been bursting at the seams from inside you to come to life.
  1. Mix things up a bit. We can get so set in our routines and ways of living everyday life. It starts when our kids are small because they need that ‘eat, sleep and stimulation’ on regular rotation but they don’t need it for their entire childhood AND it can be exhausting to maintain that as the matriarch of the family.
  1. Be honest with yourself. If you are not happy in your life, not happy in your marriage. Speak up. Get help. It’s ok to change the painting on the wall.
  1. Remember that you are a role model for your kids. A great measure of whether you are taking genuine care of yourself, is to ask … would I be happy if my daughter treated herself this way?
  1. Be honest with your kids about your own journey. Depending on their age you can modify the language and engagement of dialogue but you’ll be surprised how much permission you give your children to share their own journey with you if you share yours with them too.
  1. Take care of your body, mind and spirit. Meditation is a powerful tool to give yourself the head and heart space to connect with your truthful personal path.
  1. Do things that help you to fully enjoy life and let yourself have lots of fun. Life is an adventure and it’s important to let yourself as well as your kids have many life adventures.

© Alison Nancye, 2016. All rights reserved.

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