What Yoga Taught Me About Myself and Motherhood

I recently wrote a post about practicing yoga for Destin 30A Moms Blog and it went live this week! Here’s a sneak peek:

 

“My whole life was revolving around this tiny human who needed WAY more than the usual amount of care and if the plans I had made for myself shifted even a little bit, I was a mess. Making plans was my way of having some control over what was going to happen next. I love mastering a goal and when my son wasn’t mastering any of his milestones, it affected me in a huge way. Nobody wants for their child to struggle or be behind the curve, and all we kept hearing was what was wrong with him. This teacher-pleasing, straight-A-student was losing it. It was affecting my marriage, my mental health, and my experience as a mother.

Things had to change and that’s when I found yoga.”

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“How many of us mommas need to learn this? Whether we are living our best Pinterest-mom life, or just barely making it until bed time in a house that is a disaster zone: WE ARE ENOUGH. I always remember her telling us that whatever we can do was the exactly perfect amount. If our mom game today is not as strong as yesterday, that’s okay! Focus on your strengths and the obstacles you were able to tackle, rather than obsess over the ones that made you stumble. This can be a hard lesson to remember in this age of the picture perfect Insta-life, but it is so, so important. You are not the mom you compare yourself to, and she isn’t you. So one more time for y’all in the back: YOU. ARE. ENOUGH.”

 

If you want to read the rest of my yoga post, you can find it here.

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