Happy Mom Tip #2: Stop Rushing Around

Today’s Tip: Stop rushing around.  For one day, try not to hurry yourself OR your children.

Slowing down in our fast-paced world—even just for a day—can lead to deep feelings of relaxation and joy.  Take each moment just as it is today, being mindful of your thoughts and your emotions.  Feel the urge to rush, or worry that you are going to be late?  Simply notice the anxiety that has washed over you, and bring your attention to your breath, focusing on a deep exhalation.

Often, greater attention to the present moment can help us stay focused on the task at hand, decreasing our need to rush from one thing to the next.

Start your week off right with a simple tip on how to be a Happier Mom! We’ve paired up with our friend Christine Carter,  to bring you 52 simple tips (one each Monday!) on bringing joy and happiness into your own Mommyhood.

Get more happiness tips by taking the Raising Happiness class or by reading Christine’s blog.

Also, check out our great Expert Q&A with Christine talking about how she finds her own happiness.