We all need some motherhood motivation from time to time. I mean, every mom like us has had those days when it’s 8:00 p.m. and we’re exhausted by a never-ending whirlwind day (with not a lot accomplished on our to-do list).
When we have these tough mothering days, we need to know how to find real joy and how to persevere, right?
When I’m exhausted and need some motherhood joy, here are the three ways that I turn myself around. These make a world of difference–I promise!–and can help you find real hope and joy for the exhausting mothering journey.
I also want to help you discover everyday motherhood joy by helping you welcome joy into your life each day through a daily Bible time.
Spending time with God is the #1 way I find joy and motherhood motivation! And you can get a free 3-day sample of a joy Bible study that takes less than 10 minutes a day. Even the busiest moms like you and I have time for that!
3 Ways to Find Ongoing Motherhood Motivation
If it’s a been a tough mothering day, I encourage you to stop, take a deep breath and rediscover your motherhood motivation with these awesome ideas.
Motherhood Motivation Tip #1: Find (and Celebrate) Each Day’s Motherhood Victories.
Do you have days when you aren’t sure if you accomplished anything? I definitely do! That’s when I pull out a piece of paper and take inventory of the day.
I write down everything we did (yes, I’m serious!). Then I go back and mark those things that would not have happened without me there:
- My four-year-old wouldn’t have learned his shapes and colors.
- My 11-year-old wouldn’t have any clean laundry for basketball practice tomorrow.
- My family wouldn’t have had a home-cooked dinner together.
- My teen would still feel anxious about that friendship dilemma.
At first we may write off these simple things, but we truly are changing the world with our small-yet-mighty acts of service and love to our family. That’s true motherhood motivation!
Yes, we are making a difference, and these daily victories remind us that motherhood’s challenges are worth it.
On the tough mothering days, focus on what you did accomplish (not what you didn’t).
Motherhood Motivation Tip #2: Accept the Reality of What Is and of What Isn’t.
How can we have joy in motherhood–especially during long seasons of motherhood challenges?
Acceptance with joy. Acceptance with joy for today’s current reality (all the good, bad and ugly parts):
- That toddler? Yep, he’s going to need you to cut his food for him today. Again.
- Your teen? Yes, she will need you to drive her to theatre rehearsal. Three times this week.
- Your eight year old? Yes, she does have reoccurring medical issues which cause you to spend way more time than you’d like at the doctor.
We gain so much joy and peace when we stop fighting reality. What are you things you need to just accept right now about this season of mothering?
You don’t have to like these things, and some of them probably aren’t ideal. But for now? They are reality. Accept them with a joyful spirit.
Motherhood Motivation Tip #3: Connect with God each day for rest, joy, replenishment and hope.
I get it–finding joy through the mundane or difficult motherhood moments isn’t easy. That’s why I’ve found that #1 thing that brings daily replenishment and joy is time spent each day connecting with God and applying biblical truth to my life.
I think of my daily quiet time with God as regular maintain of my spirit that keeps my motherhood motivation strong.
Little by little, hearing God’s voice each morning sets a firm foundation of joy and hope in my life that helps me weather the tough mothering days with grace.
Consider how these bible verses about joy can bring motherhood motivation on those tough days:
- This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)
- Offer sacrifices in the right spirit, and trust the Lord. (Psalm 4:5)
- Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Wait! You say. I’m a busy mom who barely has time to shower each day! How am I suppose to find time to connect with God?
I get it. Truly! That’s why I want to introduce you to a powerful tool that can help you find the incredibly important joy and spiritual rest you need to mother well–in under 10 minutes a day.
The 5Rs Bible Study Method–Read, Rewrite, Restate, Relate, Respond–allows busy moms like you and I to understand and apply Bible verses to our everyday lives in only a few minutes a day.
One of my favorite Bible resources for moms struggling with motherhood motivation are the Joy Full 5Rs Bible Study Journal and Guide resources–a 6-week study of 30 Bible verses about joy.
If you want to know how to find real joy (in every mothering season) I encourage you to check out the Joy Full 5Rs Bible Study Resources here.
But don’t take my word for it. Try these Bible study resources out yourself–for free!
Other Posts with Motherhood Motivation:
- How to Have a Daily Quiet Time with God
- Want More Happy? 20 Bible Verses About Joy & Happiness
- Ultimate List of Bible Verses for Moms
- How Can We Count it All Joy During Life’s Toughest Trials?
- 3 Amazing Ways Acceptance with Joy Changes Your Life Today
- 8 Tips for Finding Rest in Every Mothering Season