The Brazilian super model Gisele Caroline Bündchen has been one of the highest paid super models since 2001 and is also a billionaire. Almost 20 years back at the peak of her career, when everything was alright she discovered a tool that has helped her immensely after becoming a mother. She has revealed in a podcast that she suffered from panic attacks and anxiety and how she discovered a tool that she’s been using for 20 years.
A lot of new mothers will find her interview very inspirational. Gisele Bündchen has revealed multiple aspects of being a mother in her very candid interview.
1. It’s Essentially Beginning a New Live
Gisele says that becoming a mother was fundamentally like beginning a new life altogether. She says that earlier her time was hers. But now with the kid, her time was no longer hers alone. She had to give time to the baby and consider multiple other things. For her she felt, it was the beginning of a new life. Earlier she could do a lot of things. Now she also mentions that the children also keep her awake.
2. Can’t give love from an empty vessel
Gisele Bündchen has mentioned how meditation, yoga, and pranayama (breathing exercises) have helped her maintain her sanity. She calls them as a tool that almost 20 years back helped her overcome panic attacks, anxiety, and depression. Now she says, it helps her fill her vessel that helps her subsequently share the love with her children, and the people she loves in the life. She says, that you can’t give from an empty vessel. If your vessel is empty, how will you give.
3. Waking up at 4 AM
Gisele wakes up super early generally before sun rise around 4-4:30 PM. This is the time when she does meditation, yoga, and pranayama. This is what she says helps fill her vessel early in the day from which she can subsequently give during day. However, it’s important to note that mothers have a lot of things to do and can have an exhausting day. She wakes up early morning.
4. Watching the Sun Rise
Watching the sun rise and sitting in silence is a part of her early morning routine. She generally finishes the yoga asanas and pranayama before the sun rises.
5. Practicing Gratitude
Gisele Bündchen practices gratitude every day. In her interview she reveals that she thanks the god for giving her another day. Gratitude is a part of her everyday early morning practice.
We are truly inspired by her, her daily practice, which has been a part of her life for 20 years now. She says it’s essential for her. It’s like a tool that she does not want to get rid of. If you are also a new mother, you can explore following Gisele’s routine, which has meditation, yoga asanas, breathing exercises (pranayama) that are a part of her daily routine. Gratitude is also an essential part. There’s a lot of scientific evidence that links gratitude with well-being 1. Sciece suggests that practicing gratitude everyday will payoff 2. A study notes that feeling gratitude is associated with better well-being across the life span3
Gisele continues to inspires up to wake up early, practice meditation, and gratitude. We hope you found this inspirational.
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- Zhang, L., Li, W., Ye, Y., Yang, K., Jia, N., & Kong, F. (2022). Being grateful every day will pay off: a daily diary investigation on relationships between gratitude and well-being in Chinese young adults. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 1-13.
- Jiang, D. (2022). Feeling gratitude is associated with better well-being across the life span: A daily diary study during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 77(4), e36-e45.