3 Lessons we've learned from Mom
It’s almost Mother’s Day! In celebration of Mom, we’re thinking about all of the things our Moms, and all the Mom figures in our life have taught us over the years. Here are three life lessons we’ve learned from Mom:
Always make your bed!
Start your day off on the right foot! Mom taught us to always make our bed first thing in the morning, for a fresh, clean start to the day. It’s a little thing, but taking a little bit of time in the morning to make your bed, drink a big glass of water and eat a healthy breakfast make a big difference! Especially now that many of us are working from home, it feels good to have a tidy space to live and work. And it’s much more impressive on Zoom calls to have a nicely made bed in the background than a messy one! You’ll thank yourself at the end of the day when you get into your cozy, nicely made bed.
Stop and smell the roses!
Many of us live busy, fast-paced lives, and it can be easy to lose ourselves in our work and everything that is going on in the world. It is important to not let these things bog us down, and to slow down and appreciate all of the little things in life. Take a walk and take some time to admire all of the blooming spring flowers and fresh air! Call your Mom, or another family member, or a friend you haven’t seen in a while. It’s just as important to take time for the little things that you enjoy as it is to be productive. Enjoy the journey, it’s just as important as the destination!
When you fall, get back up!
When we were children and we took a tumble, our Mothers would tell us to get back up and just keep on going (after ensuring we weren’t injured, of course). While we may not physically fall down quite as often as adults, our lives can get tough, and there can be bumps in the road that can make up feel like we’ve fallen down. It can be easy to let these negative experiences get us down, but like when we were kids, it’s important to get up and keep on going! Focus on the positive aspects of your life, the things that you are grateful for, instead of your negative thoughts and feelings. Mistakes and bad experiences can teach us valuable lessons that we can learn and grow from if we maintain a positive attitude and always look on the bright side of life!