Prayer and meditation are essential to a healthy life, a healthy you. It is our way of trying to hear God and receive his message for us. I know I need to get better at finding "quiet" time but like most mothers, I live a very busy life. The day starts so early and ends late. There usually isn't a lot of time to myself, but the good thing is that we just need a few free moments. We really need that precious time to refresh and recharge our self. It helps people focus and obtain inner peace and strength. There are so many demands on moms to be the organizers and managers of our family, so meditation helps lower stress levels and improve our clarity.
Plan in advance when you're going to meditate, whether it's during the baby's nap, or after your spouse comes home from work. If you work outside the home, plan on meditating first thing in the morning before the kids wake-up or last thing at night may work best. Find a quiet place in your home and turn the volume off on your phone. If the sounds of family-life intrudes, consider a white noise machine like meditation music. Gather a couple of items that you will begin to associate with your meditation, like a special throw pillow, a candle, or a peaceful picture. Pick a comfortable position and keep your spine long so you can breathe deeply and easily. Make every effort to avoid thinking about paying the bills or the huge problems that need to be solved. As you relax your thoughts you will start feeling your body relax. It might seem like nothing is happening or there isn't a huge benefit, but stick it and you will start to see the difference. It is about taking care of "you" and receiving the gifts meant specifically for you.