Motherhood support -Resilience cards - Raise up mums
I have been gifted these amazing resilience cards from raise up mums. I have been using them every day for the past week and my mood has increased dramatically.
We all have bad days, parenting is hard. sometimes we need someone to help us when things are feeling bad. The resilience cards are my pick me up.
The idea behind the cards is that you choose 1 at random every day. Or choose 1 specific card each day. The cards are there to give you a little boost when you need it most.
The pack contains 50 cards so there is something for every moment of parenting madness.
For example, last Wednesday I was struggling. I felt like the kids were on me 24/7 I couldn't breathe. I felt myself feeling low so I grabbed a card from the deck, it said get outside. My partner was making dinner so I told him to watch the kids then headed out ALONE. Just me and my camera. I walked up to the beach. listening to the sea and my own thoughts. without being hammered by a million questions. "why is this seashell pink". "why does that cloud look like that".
Not only are the cards amazing for everyday parenting struggles. But I am also finding my anxiety is a lot easier to control. The cards let me take my mind away from my fears and stress. I sometimes find it hard to take a moment for myself, but when taking a card I think OK this is for me and I will do as it states. Within minutes, every time without fail it helps to relax me.
Have some fun and goof around. Pull faces for your child, have a tickle fight, dance your silliest dance - whatever you choose, really go for it. go all in. bring fun and joy back into your day.
Before you throw this card across the room, I'm not talking about the kind of meditation where you sit in a quiet room for 20 minutes, trying to clear your mind. (newsflash - not possible). I'm talking about taking a minute here and there during the day to simply slow down and close some tabs
(more to this card but I highly suggest purchasing a pack to read the whole thing, you won't regret it).
I was having a bad day when I chose this card, I have washing coming out of my ears. The kitchen was a tip. The dinner was taking forever. I picked this card, and just sat down in the kitchen. Took a few deep breathes and thought to myself 'you have got this shit'. After a moment or 2, I was able to get up with a new sense of motivation and I tackled that evening like an absolute beast.
You can purchase these cards here. Trust me you wont regret it, they may have just changed my life. (not even exaggerating)
If you have any questions at all or would like more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
These cards are not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Please seek further help if you need to.