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Bernie Ginnane's Top Eight Power Tools for Mums to Maintain Positive Mental Health

Updated: May 12, 2023

✦ Bernie Ginnane wishes All Mothers a Very Happy Mother’s Day for the whole of the month of May. This includes those in Mothering roles – the grandmothers, the aunts, the sisters, the friends and neighbours.


Bernie is a mother of three wonderful children and a grandmother to four beautiful and amazing little grandchildren. “Motherhood is the most precious gift I have received, but it is a role of great responsibility,” she said proudly.



The mothering role is about offering:

· Always Unconditional Love and Acceptance!

· Care and Support!

· Encouragement, Guidance and Motivation!

· Time for Play, Creativity and Some Silliness!

· Time to be Heard and Seen!

· Safe Shelter, Food and Health Support!

· And very importantly, providing a Sense of Belonging and Connection!”

But whether a woman is in a mothering role of others or not, the mothering role for herself is always a priority because the mental health for a woman should always be her priority.


Bernie’s Top Eight Power Tools for Women to Maintain Positive Mental Health:


1. BREATHE – Choose to take 5 mini-breath breaks throughout your day.

A little time out each day to focus on just breathing. Try bringing yourself into stillness, either standing or sitting. For example, it could be in your car, before you get out to head to a meeting or to pick the children up, or before you sip your tea or feed the cat. Choose to Inhale Deeply for a Count of 6. Hold for a Count of 2. Exhale for a Count of 6. Notice where you might feel tension whilst on your mini-break, and relax the area of tension whilst you breathe your 6 rounds of breath.

2. MEDITATE – Even if just for 3 minutes before you start your day and 3 minutes to close your day.

Meditation is essentially bringing focus to your breathing, relaxing the nervous system, calming the mind and bringing you back to the 'Present Moment' rather than living in the past or worrying about the future.


Choose to Adjust how you are thinking and feeling during these 3 minutes in order to put you back into a more balanced position to move into the next moment.

For Free Meditations and Tips on Mindfulness, please click on my YouTube video link below for an array of Meditations, including ‘Press the Pause Button & Choose to Feel Good Meditation’


3. JOURNALING IS POWERFUL – TRY just 3 minutes at the end of your day!

Journaling helps to unload the overwhelm by getting your thoughts out of your head and onto the paper.

Journaling helps you to express pent up emotions, see the bigger picture, gain clarity, perspective and helps to connect you to your intuition for insight.

4. CREATE YOUR DAILY SELF-CARE ROUTINE

And have Your List Visible for You! This includes; meditation, diet, exercise, taking time out for a long soothing bath or even a foot soak, getting enough sleep, and scheduling time for Just You.

5. CONNECT - TO NATURE & OTHERS FOR SUPPORT

Connecting to nature can help you return to the 'Present Moment' and release tension as well as being a wonderful opportunity for expressing gratitude and connecting to something that is much bigger than the worries of life.

Nature helps us to Connect to Spirit -Source- the Divine.

Connecting to others is so Important: To Ask For Help To Ask for Support To be Surrounded by People, and to have Relationships that Support You, Care for Your Well-Being, and uplift You!

6. MOVE – IN A WAY THAT FEELS GOOD FOR YOU

Make exercise a priority – move daily – whether that be a pilates class or following a class online - dance, walk, kayak, yoga, swim…

7. FIND THE POSITIVE - LEARN THE LESSON IN THE CHALLENGE

To help shift your mindset from negative to a healthier, more positive and confident mindset.


8. THINK WELL OF YOURSELF! SPEAK WELL OF YOURSELF!

This includes being honest about your expectations and responsibilities.


Watch Negative Self-Talk!

Are your expectations ones that you have placed on yourself?

Are they achievable?

Are your expectations based on what you think others are expecting of you?

Are they Fair? Are they reasonable? Are they balanced?

Do those expectations feel right for you?


Happy Mother’s Day & Women’s Health Offer


If you are interested in having a FREE 30 MINUTE DISCOVERY CALL with Bernie to discuss your mental or emotional health challenges or, to gain insight on steps to move forward to a stronger feeling place click here.



Contact:

Bernie Ginnane Qualified Counsellor, Qualified Spiritual Life Coach & Stress Management Life Coach, Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator, Intuitive Guide.

Bernie offers one-on-one sessions, couple’s sessions and group sessions in her local area, as well as sessions via Zoom, both within Australia and internationally.

m/ +61 491 015 566

 

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