As moms, we juggle so many responsibilities and roles that taking care of our social health can sometimes take a backseat. However, setting and achieving social goals is just as important to your overall wellbeing as any other goal – if not more so! I've put together this guide to provide some ideas on how to set yourself up for meaningful relationships with other moms who share your same interests.
Find Your Community
One of the best things you can do is find a community of like-minded moms who share your same values and interests. Check out local mommy meet-ups, join a natural parenting support group in your area, or find a local church to attend. You can also join an online forum or Facebook group specifically for holistic moms. Not only will these communities provide emotional support and understanding, but you’ll be able to learn from one another and share what works for your family and what doesn't. Being intentional about finding groups that align with your beliefs will go a long way to help you feel connected both locally and online and you will be able to nurture friendships that may last a lifetime! Make this a SMART goal by doing one intentional thing each day to find/participate in your community.
Make Time for Yourself
It's easy to get overwhelmed by all of the demands placed on us as mothers, so make sure you're taking time each week (or even each day) to focus on yourself and practice self-care. Take a yoga class, go for a run, or spend some time alone at the beach – anything that allows you to relax and recharge. Taking care of yourself will help ensure that you have the energy needed to take care of everyone else in your life too! If your self-care includes others, as in a fitness class or walking with a friend - that's a big bonus! Make this a SMART goal by setting aside a certain amount of time each day to focus on self-care.
Find Common Interests
The best way to form deep connections with others is by sharing common interests or passions. Think about activities like going shopping together, attending concerts or plays, or joining book clubs, fitness or cooking classes. If there's something specific that you're interested in learning more about, look into courses offered at local colleges or universities – they often offer classes during evenings and weekends specifically designed for adult learners. This is also a great opportunity to brush up on skills that may have been rusty since having children or starting a career! When you are learning with others, you can develop great friendships! Make this a smart goal by setting aside time to find the classes/activities you would like, and then choosing how much time you will put into them.
Making social goals an important part of your life doesn't have to be overwhelming; start small by focusing on forming relationships with people who make you feel good about yourself and treat you with respect. Find opportunities in your area where you can connect with like-minded moms who share your values and interests – whether it’s joining an online forum or taking classes at the local community center – then take time out each week (or even each day) for self-care activities that allow you to relax and recharge. With some dedication and effort, setting social goals will help ensure that both you and your family are living balanced lives filled with meaningful relationships!
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