Being a mom is serious business. Really, it is like running a business. I don’t know about you but much of my personal time (and sometimes my work time) is devoted to logistics. Kind of like doing a giant jigsaw puzzle. Making all the pieces fit. Who is going where, when, doing what and who will be the driver for instance. And, guess what, I am the manager of all of it.
I found that in order to be a good “manager” of my household, I needed to be a good “manager” of my mind. There are all kinds of management systems out there. You name it and you can find a management system for it. It makes sense to me that if we manage our minds first, we will be much more successful at managing diet, exercise, time, productivity, behavior and on and on and on.
Ultimately, it is our thoughts that create our reality. Mind management is the key to well-being and happiness. Don’t believe me? Check out the research that has been done at Baylor, Princeton or Stanford to name a few.
Thoughts have power. And so do words. It is important to pay attention to your thoughts and the words you put out into the world.
Mind management begins with replacing common thoughts with empowered ones. Common thoughts are simply the patterns of thinking that have been ingrained in you. You know the ones I’m talking about. The ones that remind you of all the ways you suck.
It takes practice but I am living proof that you can replace “I suck” thoughts with “I rock” thoughts. Make a vow to choose empowered thinking and empowered language every day. Catch yourself and tell yourself a new story. If you fumble, use the mantra “Every day and in every way I am getting better and better”. With time, you will start believing it.
And, ultimately, thrive in motherhood.
Do you have a favorite empowering phrase? Please share it in the comments below. Yours may just be the phrase that changes another mom’s life.
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