Over a year ago I began my journey with Power of Moms. Last weekend I hosted and presented my first mini-retreat. I felt so blessed to be in a room full of mothers who really want to make a difference! To step beyond the boundaries of mediocre to something better, something great--SUPER even.
The women who came had such great discussion points. We discussed the "Mommy Is A Person" training, and how we each have our own needs, desires, and dreams beyond the job of "Mom." We were all encouraged to walk away with just a couple of things we could do to actively change. Here are mine:
- Re-examine my Boundaries: What is the most sacred use of my time? What is sucking up time that I need to have the courage to let go of? How can I better safe-guard my time?
- Results: Planned a meeting with my husband to sit down and re-evaluate our "needs" and what we both need to thrive. Then make changes accordingly.
- Social Facet: What can I do to increase my "face" time with people rather than texting, fb, etc.?
- Results: Went to my first book-club, gave up some of my cleaning time to stop my car and visit with a friend who is going through a lot, gave up some computer time to go to lunch with a friend who was in town.
I was scared stiff to present, but I was excited with the turnout and hope everyone walked away with something they can use to empower themselves as mothers.
What can you do for the "Me" in "Mommy?"