Being a Mom is wonderful.
Amongst the sibling fighting, struggle to get everyone out the door in the morning, never-ending snack making, and sheer exhaustion it can be difficult to remember just how wonderful being a Mom can really be.
It’s easy to get caught up in the struggles that are part of being a parent. We all strive to be happy. It can be a challenge to reach our maximum happiness potential when our only opportunity to think about how we’re going to get to that point is when we’re peeing. It takes a conscious effort and visual reminders to set our awareness to the things that increase our happiness. Throughout a busy day, this can be a tough routine to get into. it’s worth it, however, to get yourself into a mindset that is conducive to your self-growth and frame of mind.
Here are some easy methods to increase your happiness level throughout your day:
When you wake up, say aloud three things that you’re grateful for. Change them up every day. If you’re finding it hard to come up with new things every single day try and think of small things that may seem immediately insignificant, such as: you woke up, you had a bed to sleep in, you are breathing, you had a good dream, etc.
Change your perspective on everything
Be hyper-aware of the way you’re thinking about things and try and switch them around. For example, You get a bill for hydro in the mail that you had forgotten you had to pay. Instead of feeling perturbed that you have to pay this bill, remind yourself that you’re lucky you get to pay this bill. It may not seem like you’re lucky to get to pay a bill, but if you focus on the positive parts of the “negative” experience you will begin to understand that in the grand scheme of things you’re a lot luckier than the large population of people on this planet that don’t have the opportunity to pay a hydro bill at all.
Start a happiness journal
Every night before bed write down one thing during the day that made you happy. It can be a good memory for the day, something someone said, something you saw; anything that brought you happiness throughout the day. When you see these things throughout the day make a mental note of them. Not only will this trigger your mind to focus on the positive in the situation, it will encourage you to be more present and see the beauty in what’s going on around you.
I write down a memory a day in my planner. I have my blog planning on the top, personal planning in the middle, and a happy memory from each day at the bottom.
Spend time with happy people
You don’t need toxicity in your life. Try and avoid people who bring you stress and gravitate towards folks who allow you to feel calm. Call up a friend for coffee or head somewhere you feel content.
Find things that make you happy and involve yourself in them. If reading is your jam make sure you get in a few pages every day. If hiding in the laundry room eating chocolate is your thing, do that! You taking the time to bring more happiness into your life will inevitably make you a more positive mom and overall person. You owe that to your kids…and to yourself!!!
You’re on your way to being a happier, healthier person, Mama. Nicely done:)
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