I was reading a blog post the other day about the woes of motherhood. As I was reading, it struck me, I’ve read the same blog post from different moms over and over and over again. It seems like every “mommy blog” these days, starts off with how hard being a mom is, and ends with a small motivational paragraph at the end. But is it really motivational when you just spent the whole article talking about how tough your life is?
When is it time to put a stop to the negative thoughts?
I’m a stay-at-home mom to 3 kids. They are five, three, and three months, so I get it, not every day is a perfect day. But we have the power in our words, to either build us up or break us down. Personally, when I read a blog post about the troubles of being a mom, it makes me reflect and agree that my life is hard too. And it makes sense because the writer just wants to be relatable.
It’s All About Mindset
What if we were to shift our mindset? How powerful could moms become? We could become successful at raising happy, positive adults. Just imagine if you were constantly filling your mind with positive thoughts or reading positive stories. Your mind is where everything begins, you become what you think about.
The Law of Attraction
The law of attraction states that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, a person brings a positive or negative experience into their life. You see, if we focused our energy on the positive experiences we will constantly breed new, great experiences into our lives. The fit-throwing, disobeying, fighting siblings, or teething baby won’t seem so daunting, because you know the good outweighs the bad. It would be so freeing, to just let those things happen and not think of how you will write a blog post on it later, just to relive it and bring the negative energy back.
I know this will probably strike a nerve with some people. Its hard to understand that we control our thoughts and actions, and can overcome any circumstance with a little determination. But once you wrap your head around that, it’s a very powerful tool. You can choose to change your life right now. Choose not to dwell on negative actions, just let them go and be happy. You can choose to be a positive and joyful influence to those around you, especially your kids.
Words of Affirmation
I challenge all of you to start your day with words of affirmation to yourself, a week of repeating “I am a good mom (wife/person)”, “I am a happy mom (wife/person)”, “I am a patient mom (wife/person)” and you will start becoming those things. Say them out loud to yourself, it may be strange at first and you might not believe yourself. But after repeating it several times a day, you’ll eventually start believing yourself.
Here is a great list I found of words of affirmation to repeat daily.
Being a mom is one of life’s greatest joys, we shouldn’t take that for granted. It goes by in the blink of an eye, so let’s embrace the journey, build each other up and be positive influences to those around us.