Mom, SLOW DOWN!
The importance of girls trips...getting away is a crucial component to re-charging as a mom!
Sep 22, 2020
Episode 06: Show Notes.Jessica is joined yet again by her BFF Micheal Hoess – but today they’re not discussingmakeup and skincare. These two have been on many trips together, from Cuba and Amsterdamto Laguna Beach and Chicago, so few people can tell you more about the importance of havinggirls’ trips and sharing the amazing experience of exploring new places. Every time they goaway together, they come back feeling refreshed but more than that, they realize hownecessary it is to make time for each other away from kids, husbands, and other adultresponsibilities. And, as you will hear, going away from your spouse or partner can alsoreconnect you with yourself and your individuality – who we are as a person, away from your“mommy” or “wife” status. In their conversation, they share how going away as friends allowsyou to bond in a different way, why you should not only leave physically but mentally, and howtaking a break can restore your much-needed energy and connection with loved ones. Besides,the saying that absence makes the heart go fonder is a thing! We need friends in our livesbecause one person cannot fulfill all our needs and challenge us in all the ways we might need.Whether it is to have authentic conversations, visit fancy resorts, or literally getting down anddirty, trips with friends need to become part of your self-care routine! Key Points From This Episode:• The value of taking a break from your identity as a wife or mother for a few days.• How girls’ trips are a super fast, thrilling way to bond with others in a new place.• Getting away from your community and the same people you bump into at the grocery store.• Long car rides are for authentic conversations and making quick memories and friends.• The importance of recognizing when you need to practice self-love by taking a break.• Why it might be more necessary for recovering perfectionists to leave town to unwind.• Filling your tank with friendships rather than expecting your spouse to be your everything.• Going away in body and mind to replenish yourself instead of feeling guilty for leaving.• While it’s great to go away with your kids, it is typically not the bucket-filler you need.• How taking a break from your family can actually help you get closer to them.• Michael shares some memories of their trips and the joy of seeing Jessica in new contexts.• How your friends have the ability to challenge and put you in uncomfortable situations!• Adventures with bikes and the time they took a four-hour bike tour of Cuba.Tweetables:“We are just all of a sudden becoming, morphing, into these human beings that we don’t get tobe and it is so important.” — Jessica Nicole [0:04:12]MSD 06 Show Notes© Mom, Slow Down! 2020--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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