It can be overwhelming to be a mom sometimes! Working to manage everyone else's schedule leaves little to no time for yourself & then "Negative Nettie" pops up! Don't let her take over! Beat her with the Positivity Train!
Are you ready to jump start your Positivity Train? Corny, I know, but it’s totally true! If you are looking to move from “Negative Nettie” to “Positive Polly” the answer is GRATITIUDE! I know, it seems so simple, be gracious, but gratitude does so much more for you. Not to mention the impression your children will get when they see Mom being positive!
Your kids are watching, what impression are you giving them?!
If you are actively working to practice gratitude through your day, each and every day, you will find that you become to focus more of the positive than the negative. You may think that this should just be easy, but our brains are hardwired to determine the negative in a situation. It’s a survival technique left over from cave man days! Because of it, you have to train your brain to think positive and that take repetition! It can be done! With practice, you will being to automatically think positively throughout your day and seemingly on cue!
Decrease Stress and Anxiety
So naturally, when you are focusing on the positive, you will be much happier and less worried. Positive thinking and actively engaging in the practice of gratitude can significantly decrease your stress and anxiety! You’re no longer focused on the negative, how can one be stressed or anxious about anything when you’re focused on the great things that are happening in your life? The answer: YOU CAN’T!
You need a Gratitude Journal
So I am sure you’re wondering where to start and how to start! First, start with a gratitude journal. This is simply a journal that you connect with visually where you write down what you are grateful for. It can be done in the evenings before you go to sleep at night or even in the morning as part of a well-rounded morning routine. Or Both!
Ready to try it?
Get your favorite journal and during your designated time, start with writing 3-5 (more if you have them) things you are grateful for. Don’t worry about how big or small they “seem”. It is completely personal to you. When you have moments when your positivity is low, take a look back at previous days and become inspired by all the great things going on in your life!
Mom Tip: Get the kids involved! Explain what gratitude is to them & have them come up with their own gratitude list! Have them draw out what their grateful for to spark creativity!
Are you a mom who takes care of everyone else but neglects yourself?