Find Calm Amidst The Chaos: 6 Practical Tips

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Stress. Exhaustion. Anxiety—these are the three main enemies that moms have to face daily. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or you work outside the home, days can be long and demanding . This can start to take its toll on your physical and mental health. Colossians 3:15 encourages you to let the peace of Christ rule in your heart “since as members of one body you were called to peace.” So how do you get there? Here are some tips that Christian moms everywhere can use to find calm amidst the chaos of everyday life. From dedicating moments in each day just for yourself, to letting go of perfectionism—here is some practical advice to help you achieve the calm you desire in your soul and a more peaceful life with God as your centerpoint.

Establish a Daily Routine

Since you only get 24 hours in a day, learning how to use your time well so you don’t feel rushed and flustered goes a long way to helping you find calm amidst the chaos as a mom. One way you can do that is by establishing a daily routine that balances the demands of work, home, and family. It’s not always easy to find the right balance, but it is possible. Start by prioritizing time with God. Make space for prayer, Bible study, and biblical meditation in the morning. Then, plan out your work and family responsibilities for the day. Allow for flexibility and remember that it’s okay to say no to things that don’t align with your priorities. Remember, your ultimate goal is to glorify God in all you do, and a well-balanced routine can help you do just that.

Let Go of Perfectionism

Society glorifies perfectionism. But perfection is unattainable. As much as you may try, you will always fall short—and that’s true of everyone! Rather than constantly striving for perfection, learn to let go and accept the imperfections in your life as a statement that there is beauty in imperfection and only God is perfect. You are still in process. Remember that your flaws and mistakes are what make you human. It is through them that you can learn and grow. Embracing imperfection is not easy, but it is an essential part of finding true peace and contentment. You can experience how freeing yourself from the burden of perfectionism and instead focusing on living a life that is full of grace, forgiveness, and love can almost instantly bring you a feeling of calmness.

Take Time For Yourself

Work, church, and family obligations often pull moms in many different directions. It can be easy to prioritize everyone and everything else above yourself. That leaves little to no time for your own self-care. However, it is important to remember that you are called to care for your body and mind, both of which require rest and rejuvenation. Building in time for activities you enjoy or just simply taking a break to relax is not selfish or lazy, it is necessary. By valuing yourself and your well-being, you can actually better love those around you. So, take the time to rest, recharge, do something you enjoy. Ultimately, it will benefit not only you but also those you serve.

Focus On What Matters Most

Life can often feel like a game of Whack-a-Mole. Something crops up and you rush to take care of it. Then something else over here. Whack! You can find yourself running in a hundred different directions trying to keep up. That’s not conducive to calm, for sure. It’s important to take a step back and reflect on your values and what God is calling you to. By focusing on these things, you can ensure that your time and energy are spent wisely, and that you are making a positive impact on the world around you. Remember, you may not be able to do everything, but you can certainly do your part to make a difference in the areas that matter most.

Find Calm in Stillness

In Mark 4:39, you can find a vivid example of finding calm amidst of chaos. There was a literal storm thrashing the boat of the disciples, and Jesus spoke to the wind and the waves saying, “Peace, be still.” Whether it be through prayer, meditation, or simply taking a deep breath, it is crucial that you cultivate moments of peaceful stillness in your daily life. These moments can come in various forms, such as enjoying a quiet cup of coffee in the morning, taking a walk in nature, or losing yourself in a good book. By intentionally seeking out and embracing these moments of stillness, you are able to reconnect with yourself and with God, allowing you to approach each day with a renewed sense of focus and purpose. So take the time to slow down, breathe deeply, and find the calm that you so desperately need in this fast-paced world.

Seek Out Support

Seeking out support is not a sign of weakness, but rather a necessary part of your faith journey. It takes a village to raise a child, and that village can include family and friends who are always willing to lend a helping hand. Joining a local moms group also offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with others who are experiencing similar joys and challenges of motherhood. It’s important to remember that you were not meant to do it all alone, and there is no shame in reaching out for companionship and support. So don’t hesitate to ask for help, knowing that there are people who are eager to walk alongside you in this beautiful and sometimes challenging journey of motherhood.

When it comes to nurturing your mental and emotional well-being and being calm as a busy mom, establishing a daily routine can help you achieve balance between all your life demands. Additionally, letting go of perfectionism and taking time for yourself are key to helping you stay content and focused on what matters most. Finding calm in stillness such as reading a book, going for a walk, or spending a few minutes in biblical meditation can bring about calm amidst the chaos as you connect with God. Lastly, don’t forget to seek out support from family members and friends, or join up with local moms group for additional companionship. If you are interested in further exploring the art of biblical meditation and looking for even more ways to find calm amidst the chaos, download the Abide app today—the perfect tool that provides daily meditations designed to help you find rest in the middle of life’s busyness.

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