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Katy Sampson  This is my story of becoming healthy mentally and physically. Four little people call me mom. LDS. Theres not much ugly dancing can't fix.💃🏻

It's 9:30 and I'm still in bed. A few posts back I talked about how I was becoming morning person. That is still my goal and something I'm working on as well as those anxious feelings that keep me up at night...BUT... it's ok to not be perfect. A few rough nights with a sick baby have me sleeping in a bit. I'll recover and keep working on my goals. I'm choosing to love myself and see the positive throughout the journey because that's what it is. Learning to flow with what life throws at you is the key.❤️

Pay attention to the words you speak and think. They really do become your reality.❤️

We took baby girl for her first hike on Monday. I love the mountains so much. There's something so healing about being in them. I'm grateful my dad taught me to have this love from an early age.

I thought these two pictures side by side were very telling about the perceived perfection that social media can bring. I took these pictures at the same time. One half of my great room is clean...the other half not so much. I was literally pushing the legos over so I could vacuum part of the area. The kids were having a good time so I didn't make them clean up even though I was cleaning. It's a good reminder to not compare someone's perfect picture to your life. There is a backstory to everything and very likely that they pushed the mess out of the way to get that perfect picture.

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So this happened today. Anybody want a rooster?🤦🏻‍♀️

It's funny to see how I've changed as a mother from my first baby 10 years ago until now. I find myself enjoying the moments more knowing that phases pass, and they grow up too fast. She still sleeps in our room, in our bed for part of the night. I often take naps with her so we can cuddle. I love her with my whole heart.❤️❤️

As moms we want to give our kids the best chance at life. I often think, "Oh, man. I'm probably really messing my kids up." That guilt of yelling or not being the "perfect" mom can start to get me down sometimes. Something I learned in therapy really helped me to change this perspective. •••How quickly you repair the breakdown with your child is what creates the bond.••• I'm not perfect but I can say I'm sorry and ask for forgiveness when I mess up. My kids are always so quick to forgive.
The next thing I learned is; •••The most important thing we can model for our children is how to make change in our own lives.••• It's showing them who we are trying to become. Not getting stuck in the imperfect here and now. We are learning and growing together.
I can get behind that with no guilt and a lot more love for them and myself.

Swimming with a view...

Today I had the most amazing therapy session. I have been holding onto shame from experiences that happened all the way back when I was a teenager. I was mostly subconscious of it but this shame was definitely manifesting itself in different ways of anxiety for me. •Brené Brown said in her book, Daring Greatly, "Shame derives its power from being unspeakable. That's why it loves perfectionists--it's so easy to keep us quiet. If we cultivate enough awareness about shame to name it and speak to it, we've basically cut it off at the knees. Shame hates having words wrapped around it. If we speak shame, it begins to wither. Just the way exposure to light was deadly for the gremlins, language and story bring light to shame and destroy it."• That's exactly what happened today for me. This shame is beginning to wither as I give language and story to it. It's something that I'm going to have to work hard at to continue to overcome but...I see you shame! 👀

I'm smiling so big because I just realized that I am a morning person. 😛 Most of my life I've struggled with mornings. If I had something I had to do when I woke up, (exercise, church, travel, work...etc.) it would give me such bad anxiety. A huge ball of pressure would just sit on my chest and I couldn't sleep. My thoughts would only make it worse. ••"I should have been asleep by now."•• ••"I'm going to be so tired tomorrow because I'm not asleep yet."•• The thing is I was creating this reality because I was telling myself these things. I had the biggest "Ahah" moment at therapy when I realized I didn't have to own these beliefs. I could make my reality what I want it to be. So I've been waking up every morning to exercise at 5 a.m. When I lay down at night I push those negative thoughts out and replace them with positive ones. ••"I'm going to get enough sleep tonight and be rested in the morning."•• ••"I can take a nap if I need to."•• I repeat these type of phrases and practice relaxing and deep breathing to calm down. That ball of anxiety in my chest will still come but I can tell it's getting better!
What limitations have you unknowingly set for yourself? You can make life what you want it to be with some consistency and practice. ❤️

Summer nights are the best kind of nights.

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