Chasing Zen

It's been just over a week and a half since I started my spring clean(s)ing. As part of my new and improved daily routine, I start my day by reading a quote from the book One Year Wiser. The author Mike Medaglia says...

A good quote can change your outlook - if only for a second. 

It can give you hope, inspire change, make you laugh and remind you of the richness of life, all in a single sentence.

 Food. Art. Me. Chasing Zen. 

Food. Art. Me. Chasing Zen. 

He points out that with a page for each day of the year, you have a daily meditation to ponder and carry with you. I absolutely love it and I really do think about that quote throughout the day. And wow I'm starting to feel lighter, happier, calmer...well amidst the chaos that is my funny, crazy life. Three amazing kids under the age of 4 1/2 and everything that comes along with that. Lol. All of their extracurricular activities, their mini social lives, winter sickness, irregular sleep patterns of a baby...ohhh this list goes on and on and on.

There are times I sit back, pause and think...holy shit I'm a mommy of 3. Ahhhhh! Lol.

You may be asking...why the spring clean(s)e? Well, I'm still in the process of finding balance and calmness in my life right now. After having Armin almost 4 months ago, things have obviously changed for my family and I. I have been dealing with the unavoidable post-pregnancy hormone fluctuations...some days I can feel a bit anxious, overwhelmed, blue. The first two months were quite a roller coaster ride of emotions but things are finally settling. I consider myself pretty self aware of my emotions and how I feel. So as soon as I feel a 'down' moment coming on, I get ready to tackle it head on. I'm completely honest and transparent about my feelings. My hubby Jas is absolutely, completely incredible and he has such an amazing way of helping me out of these emotional ruts. It's moments like these that remind me how lucky I am to have such an amazing husband, father to my kiddies, best friend and life soulmate. I dont say it enough but thanks Jas! XO

I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I am finally learning to let go and relax a little. Not too much but a little. It's taken me some time to realize this but at the end of the day, all that matters is that my kids are healthy, happy and surrounded with lots of love and amazingness from both Jas and myself. Really...that's all that matters. 

As I continue my holistic nutrition studies, work on zen health love and balance my family life, I'm trying really hard not to put too much pressure on myself. I want to enjoy and savour these moments with my sweet baby Armin and my growing Lily and Olivia. They won't be this young, naive, and little forever so I will embrace every single beautiful moment...tantrums included haha. ;)

In order for me to be the best mommy and wife, I am starting to realize the essentials I need to function at my best. My daily essentials are...

A GREAT WORKOUT,

BALANCED & HEALTHY DIET

& BEING SURROUNDED BY POSITIVITY.

It is these things that keep me feeling fabulous, healthy and balanced, as I continue to strive to be the best mommy and wife. I'm getting to a place now where I'm chasing my inner zen with a big smile on my face.....

 

Sending you lots of love & smiles!