Can Meditation Help Busy Mothers? You Bet It Can! Learn How!


Moms are busy people! And busy people need meditation! Find out what a difference meditation can make, plus helpful tips and how to learn.

Mother meditating with child

Monica sighed as she sat heavily for a quick coffee and chocolate fix before the rush of after-school activities and household chores began. Her friend had come to visit her and as always was energetic and positive about her life despite having a busy job and a growing family. Monica knew that her friend was a regular meditator and wanted to experience the same zest for life. Curious, she asked her friend, “How do you manage to juggle everything and still look so calm and serene?“

Are you curious to know the answer too?

Join the two friends in the conversation that followed. You will discover the reasons Monica thought she couldn’t meditate and how her friend replied, “It is only because I practice meditation that daily life is not a struggle; now juggling just happens more smoothly.”

#1: There is no time

Do you feel that time is already tight and demands of family and work leave you with no time for yourself?

You must have experienced a time when you were full of joy and enthusiasm, and there was no feeling of time pressure? In a happy state of mind, everything gets done effortlessly and you can easily become very creative in getting tasks done.

So how can we be naturally joyous and enthusiastic?

One of the best ways is through meditation. With regular practice of meditation, stresses drop away and your natural happiness and energy expand.This is why meditating is especially helpful if you are a busy mother.

Tip Have you seen how brushing teeth and bathing have become so much a part of our routine that now we don’t really need to find time for it, we simply have time for it? And we do it automatically! Well, in the same way, you can find the most convenient 20 minutes of the day for yourself and make meditation a part of your day. Putting effort to create a habit will ensure it becomes part of your routine.

# 2: I am too tired

Tired mom sleeping

Do you sometimes long for a holiday from the daily routine: getting a break from a difficult boss, a demanding schedule, and the constant clamor of people wanting something from you?

In meditation, you get such deep rest that you will feel refreshed and ready for any challenges that come your way. 

In fact, meditation also releases the deep impressions of the day, which drag us down.. It is like throwing out the daily garbage.

Tip The times you feel that you are too tired and exhausted, remind yourself that that’s when you need meditation the most. Just look for a nice corner to meditate, and come out all charged up and refreshed.Meditation will become your favorite energy booster!

#3: There is no quiet space for me to meditate

Is your life a chaotic cacophony of children screaming, TV blaring, and deadlines dropping in your inbox every minute of the day? Do you live in a cramped living space with family or others who expect you to be on call at all times?

The solution is to be firm yet soft. Be very clear with the people around you that meditation is important to you, and ask them to respect your time and space. At the same time, be gentle and accommodate the noise, the chaos, and the complaints with a smile.

The good news is that as time goes by you will be able to meditate even in a noisy environment without getting disturbed. And even better is that you will be a better mom becaise of meditation.

Tip – Meditating early in the morning is good when everyone is asleep; it will keep you refreshed for the entire day. Meditating at the end of the day is also good. It may also help you get a great night’s sleep.

#4: I would rather do exercise

With so little time you probably prioritize fitting in physical exercise? But rather than neglect your mind it would be good to have an exercise for the body but also plan to have rest for the mind. 

“A strong mind can carry a weak body but a weak mind cannot carry even a strong body.” ~ Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, world-renowned master of meditation

Meditation cultivates a happy and calm disposition and helps the thought processes to function at peak performance. Stresses are released, so tension doesn’t linger. Ensure that meditation is a part of your health regime. You can combine some yoga and meditation for the body and mind in one session.

Tip You can create your own daily yoga and meditation regime with the time you have available. Check out these links for yoga and meditation: The Top 15 Yoga Poses for Stress Relief and Try Our Ten Minute Meditation For When Time is of The Essence.

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#5: There is no one to look after the children while I meditate

Are you a parent juggling the care of your children while working from home? Or perhaps you have a baby or an active child and don’t have family support at home.

If this is you, you definitely need meditation! 

By taking time out to meditate, you become a role model by showing them how important it is to manage your emotions.

Tip Find a meditation buddy and look after each other’s children for “mommy meditation time”. If your child is above the age of six, you can also meditate with your child.

# 6: My work is so hectic that I just want to chill out when I get home

Do you work in a challenging job that leaves you exhausted? Too often, we turn to quick fixes we think will recharge us that may not be the healthiest.

If you look back and remember the impact of short-term relief go-to’s, such as chocolate, fried foods, and gossip, we often end up with long-term discomfort. We feel heavy and lethargic rather than refreshed and energized.

One of the best respites from the demands in our life is to have just 10- 20 minutes of meditation to really relax and chill out. Soon you will find that the old quick fixes have no appeal.

Tip – Next time you take a break and are about to gorge on something that you know might not be so healthy, just convert your little break into a 10-minute Time-Out for yourself by meditating.

Inspired by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's wisdom talks.


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