Mindfulness Activities for the Modern Day Mom

Mindfulness activities- what do those look like for you? If you are mom, like me, it might mean five minutes in your car by yourself?

We are all busy. Every single one of us. Yet I'm biased to say Moms are even more swamped. It's because we run the house, we run the show, we cook, clean and do all the things for ourselves and our family. Plus we work! Either in or outside the home! I also run a business which I'm inclined to think makes me a little bit busier too. But this isn't about a busy badge of honor, instead its about-how I can incorporate so much into my busy lifestyle so I feel my best and love the life I live!

So, what's it for you Mama, what are your goals for everyday life for you? Do you want to live your best life every dang day? I hope so. Because you're the kind of Mom I want to lock arms with and become Mamahood besties with! 

Or it might mean binging your favorite TV show after everybody else is in bed.

But what if there was a new form of mindfulness?

A new form of mindfulness that you could do that didn’t interfere with your busy life? That actually made a difference in how you felt every day?



What if you could have your sanity and your time back?

Good news is now you can! I’m sharing with you my top 10 easy busy mom packs for mindfulness.

1. get up before your kids 

2. keep your phone off until you’re ready to work for the day

3. set a timer on your phone for how long you want to scroll on social media

4. meditate for at least 15 minutes every day. Bonus, this can even be done in the car pick up line. Ask me how I know, because I know 🙂

5. Work on a schedule that works for you. If you’re an early riser get up early, if you’re a night owl do things at night to make your next day more productive

6. Plan plan plan. Meals schedules childcare planning to fail? Oh no you’re not plan that schedule

7. Get at least an hour of self-care solo each week

8.Remember to treat yourself well. Talk nice to yourself. Love yourself

9. Some days will be better than others, it’s the days when things don’t go so great and you give yourself Grace that makes a difference in the days that do go great

10.Life is quick, short, moves faster than we’d like. But what if we enjoyed every second of it?



If you need more busy mom tips be sure to check out The Mama Vault for our Take Your Day Back Challenge specifically designed to help busy Moms just like you THRIVE in their day, everyday.

PSS. Also you can check out my Growing Mamas Mind course which is only $11 because that's how much everyone needs to have it. Growing your Mind is so powerful and actually the only tool you really need to change your life. 

So, what do you say, are you up for it? 

See you Inside,
XO,
Jess

The Modern Social Mama; Momtrepeneurs Mastering Social Media in 3 hours a week



Let’s talk growing your social media and leveraging the weekly curated post examples I  created specifically for Momtrepeneurs who are growing a thriving business using social media. I built my first business,  using only social media and took my following from 0 to 68,000 followers in six months. It was a lot of work, and it left me feeling overwhelmed and burn out, when it was all said and done. Since then, I’ve spent time working with business owners who message me daily on how to replicate the success in their following like I  have built for myself.
Relatable posts are something I recommend that you add into your weekly posting schedule when you’re growing a thriving business and social media.

It’s crucial your post to be relatable. We are going for our ideal client to read our posts and say to themselves out louder in their head yeah me too. You know how you have that one person you follow and you read their posts and you say to yourself “yeah, me too” and “oh my gosh that’s happened to me” or “yeah I’ve so been there”, that’s the gold in a relatable post! A relatable post goes something like this:  “I was up 1 million times last night with my baby, I haven’t showered in what seems like days, I fed my kids yogurt for breakfast and stale cereal and the laundry room you can’t even walk into…. These are supposed to be the best days of my life and gosh darn it are they ever, but if someone knocks on my door right now I’ll need to hide because of my appearance and the stink coming from my body. Have you been here to Mama? Give me some advice, I could sure use it.”

From this example you can see how I have a really been descriptive and laid out what I’m going through right now and how it feels. I’m asking for help and if you are a mom I guarantee you’ve been there right and when you read this you’re gonna think/or say by messaging me  oh I’ve still been there one time I didn’t shower for four days whatever whatever whatever, and that’s exactly what we’re going for. We want Moms, in this example, who is my target market, relating to me and sharing their story with me. That’s relatable, and that’s why we do relatable posts because that helps us bond with our target market. And create those relationships. 


A relatable  post I recommend is included weekly in your weekly content posting schedule and I break this all down for you So when you’re a curating your weekly schedule for posting, or should I actually recommend you do a month at a time, if you’re in my Modern Social Mama course, which you should be if you’re trying to build a business on social media and you want to track your ideal clients and customers so you can live your dream life and use social media to cash those checks and then it’s for you. The Modern Social Mama is using social media for three hours a week or less to dynamically up level your business. I teach you what to post, by getting you a 14 different examples of weekly try to contact you should cycle through to reach your ideal audience. This is all customized to you using your voice and your words so that your ideal client sees it and hears it and connects with you. Social media is a great while you to build relationships, and therefore your business. Because I’m a firm believer in whatever business you’re in you need to build relationships for it. This is how/why brands and influencers build a community and an audience that no matter what they’re selling their community buys it and that’s exactly friends what I teach you in the Modern Social Mama.

And the best thing about relatable post in my opinion is they’re easy and they speak for themselves so be sure to include quotes in part of your weekly posting schedule. If you need more inspiration and health and growing a thriving business leveraging social media all without the overwhelming burn out of all the ends and outs of social media be sure to join the Modern Social Mama, where I break down exactly how to do social media in a way that puts money in your pocket where you’re creating relationships with your ideal client all while mastering social media in less than three hours a week. You can find it here. 

How to grow your biz + income on social media in 3 hours a week or less!


Let’s talk growing your social media and leveraging the weekly curated post examples I  created specifically for Momtrepeneurs who are growing a thriving business using social media. I built my first business,  using only social media and took my following from 0 to 68,000 followers in six months and built an income of $5k a month in 6 months. It was a lot of work, and it left me feeling overwhelmed and burn out, when it was all said and done. Since then, I’ve spent time working with business owners who message me daily on how to replicate the success in their for ideal clients and customer following who actually buy like I have built for myself.

Relevance is one of the types of posts I recommend and dish all about in my course called Modern Social Mama made specifically for Mamas who are running businesses, or momtrepeneurs, a.k.a. super moms. Relevant posts are posts that are important to curate into your weekly posting schedule. Think of a relevant posts like your holiday post, so Christmas Valentine’s Day Easter etc. you get the point. You want your people to know that you’re staying relevant meaning that your posts are curated in a real-time basis.  You want your people to know that you’re here- right now for them- and a great way to do that is through a relevant post.  Another example of a relevant post would be, something that’s going on in the world so you’re praying for a certain country that just had storms that ran through or a certain leader in our country or whatever that’s another way you can stay relevant.

A Relevant post again allow your reader to say oh she’s here she’s paying attention in the world- it allows them to see and because its true That I can count on to give me knowledge and that’s exactly the gold we want to see, friends!

Another reason why this is so cool is it’s an easy thing for you to include in your weekly content. Because there’s almost something in relevant each and every week so you don’t have to rack your brain on what to give people to be relevant.

When you’re curating your weekly schedule for posting, or should I actually recommend you do a month at a time, if you’re in my Modern Social Mama, which you should be if you’re trying to build a business on social media and you want to track your ideal clients and customers so you can live your dream life and use social media to cash those checks and then it’s for you. The Modern Social Mama is using social media for three hours a week or less to dynamically up level your business. I teach you what to post, by getting you a 14 different examples of weekly try to contact you should cycle through to reach your ideal audience. This is all customized to you using your voice and your words so that your ideal client sees it and hears it and connects with you. Social media is a great while you to build relationships, and therefore your business. Because I’m a firm believer in whatever business you’re in you need to build relationships for it. This is how brands and influencers build a community and an audience that no matter what they’re selling their community buys it and that’s exactly friends what I teach you in the Modern Social Mama.

There are many calendars out there that are free to you that give you relevant days, if you know what I’m talking about it’s those days like happy dog day or International Ice Cream Day, etc. Those are days I never knew existed I’m tell me the social media :-) but in order to stay relevant you can leverage one of these calendars and incorporate these posts into your curated schedule.


If you need more inspiration and help on growing a thriving business leveraging social media all without the overwhelming burn out of all the ins and outs of social media be sure to join The Modern Social Mama, where I break down exactly how to do social media in a way that puts money in your pocket where you’re creating relationships with your ideal client all while mastering social media in less than three hours a week. You can find it here.

The Modern Social Mamas Guide to Increasing Engagement in Social Media Posts to generate more income

Let’s talk growing your social media and leveraging the weekly curated post examples I created specifically for Momtrepeneurs who are growing a thriving business using social media. I built my first business,  using only social media and took my following from 0 to 68,000 followers in six months. It was a lot of work, and it left me feeling overwhelmed and burn out, when it was all said and done. Since then, I’ve spent time working with business owners who message me daily on how to replicate the success in their following like I  have built for myself.


One of the main questions I always get for everyone from everyone is how to get better engagement in their social posts? They don’t get good engagement and bad engagement = less following, less leads, less conversations and less sales. In the Modern Social Mama course that I created, I give you ideas that you can pull from. You create your own post customizing for your audience to boost your engagement. It makes posting so simple. And I teach you lots of tips and tricks how to speak to your ideal clan on social media build relationships, and convert a conversation to an actual sale! 

An engagement post is a post that gets your audience to engage with you. That’s exactly the point of it. Don’t overthink it. You want your audience to see the post, and immediately leave you a comment or send you a message. In today’s world everyone has an opinion, and for your engagement post we’re gonna take darn advantage of it and let them give you their opinion! So let’s give some examples and engagement posts: do you like chocolate or vanilla better? Do you like snow or beach better? What time do your kids go to bed? Are you an early bird or a night owl?

These are post that you want to use a really great graphic with to grab attention and also have the wording written on the graphic. Then, click post and wait for your responses to roll in. This is cool because your audience wants a way to connect with you, and they get to leave you their opinion. It also allows you to get to know them more, i.e. build relationships which is exactly what we’re doing on social media. I go into this a lot further in my Modern Social Mama course, but anybody who’s on social media should be building relationships. After you do the engagement post the algorithm on Facebook will think holy cow look at all the people she’s been engaging with this post was hot so the next time you post it’s going to show your next post to so many people so from the strategic perspective it’s really great to do an engagement post and then the very next post you do the next day or later on even in the same day after your engagement post do a product or service post. This way people can know about your product or service that you’re offering a lot more people will see it because again the algorithm knows that your previous post was hot you had so many people comment and like on it and give you their opinion which allowed you to learn more about them about them to give their opinion so they feel heard and intern you’re rewarded by the platform in showing more people your next post. Which should be a product or your service post. That’s a hack not very many people will tell you about, and that’s just one of the million hacks and tips I give you in my Modern Social Mama course. 

An engagement post I recommend is included weekly in your weekly content posting schedule and I break this all down for you.


So when you’re a curating your weekly schedule for posting, or should I actually recommend you do a month at a time, if you’re in my Modern Social Mama Course, which you should be if you’re trying to build a business on social media and you want to reach your ideal clients and customers so you can live your dream life and use social media to cash those checks- then it’s for you! The Modern Social Mama Course is using social media for three hours a week or less to dynamically up level your business. I teach you what to post, by getting you a 14 different examples of weekly try to contact you should cycle through to reach your ideal audience. This is all customized to you using your voice and your words so that your ideal client sees it and hears it and connects with you. Social media is a great while you to build relationships, and therefore your business. Because I’m a firm believer in whatever business you’re in you need to build relationships for it. This is why when brands and influencers build a community and an audience no matter what they’re selling their community buys it and that’s exactly friends what I teach you in the Modern Social Mama.

And the best thing about engagement post in my opinion is they’re easy and they speak for themselves so be sure to include quotes in part of your weekly posting schedule. If you need more inspiration and health and growing a thriving business leveraging social media all without the overwhelming burn out of all the ends and outs of social media be sure to join the Modern Social Mama, where I break down exactly how to do social media in a way that puts money in your pocket where you’re creating relationships with your ideal client all while mastering social media in less than three hours a week. You can find it here

Busy mom hacks to save you time

Amongst my friends I am known as the most productive, motivated, put together mom in town.



While I pride myself on that I’ve learned a lot along the way that’s gotten me to be to this person who is so productive in my day and being control of what I need/want in my day so I want to share all of these busy mom hacks with you. Because, as Mamas got to stick together. After all, it takes a village to raise these kids and while we love them so dang much, I’m so grateful for my mama tribe who has loved supported and helped me on this incredible journey called motherhood. Without all of you, I would never be the Woman and Mom I am today. You know who you all are, and I'm so dang grateful!
 
Also, let’s face it, all of us moms need some more time in our life to get all the things done. And  these busy hacks are going to help us do just that.

First up, Hire it out. Hire out as many of the household things as you can. For me, this includes a house cleaner twice a month, a grocery shopper every week, a babysitter, a lawn company for cutting the grass, a virtual assistant to help me with some business tasks. Sit down and write a list of all of your responsibilities each week. Then categorize them; the ones you love and the ones you don’t. 

The responsibilities or tasks you don’t love should be hired out. We live in a digital age where literally anything, and everything, can be hired out. And while I know there’s a cost to this and some of it might not fit into your budget it is a consideration for you to make. My hubby and I  have this convo often. Our time is worth a certain amount (this can easily be figured based on how much money you earn- and can also be used at home to calculate the cost of your time). So, if you earn $225 an hour working on your business, wouldn’t it be worth it to pay someone $30 to cut your grass each week? So instead of you spending an hour of your time cutting grass, you can earn $225!! Then you pay $30 to the company who cuts your lawn and you’re still up $195! I’d say that’s money well spent. How about you?

By now you might be feeling a little weird that you’re considering hiring someone to help you with the work around the house, (I’ve been there). It’s because we’ve been conditioned and societal pressure has taught us, we can do it all. We are moms for goodness sake! And while we can do it all for sure, for our sanity and for us to be able to do other things that bring us joy, it makes sense to allow others to help us. To receive the help. 

You might be reading this and rolling your eyes but let me tell you Mama, it’s a mindset shift that you gotta make for this modern day world. I’ve helped thousands of moms Grow their Mama Mind, and I’d be honored to help you too. You can find out more here.


One last busy mom hack I'll leave you with is all about night-time prep. Yep, prepping for the next day.

Mornings are a whirlwind as a working mom. With kiddos to get off to school, getting yourself ready, chasing the dog down the road when he gets out of the yard… you get the picture. There’s a lot going on.

That’s why the more you can get done the night before the better! When I asked moms on Instagram what their favorite working mom hack was this one came through loud and clear! Pack the lunches, get homework into backpacks, pick out clothes, whatever you can do to make the morning go smoother.

What's your fav busy Mom Hack to share with a Mom who's feeling overwhelmed?