Thought I’d just let you know! ❤️ •
Sometimes it’s easy to look at all the things I’m not doing as good as I would like, and feel super overwhelmed. So I’m going to start something that I’ve done before. When I’m overwhelmed with parenting/life in general, I’m going to tell myself 5 things that I’m proud of. At the moment of being overwhelmed, it may just be “I put on pants. My children are alive. I fed my children. I was kind to my husband. I made sure my children weren’t thirsty.” But it will grow, I will start to see all the areas I’m doing well in more, because I will be practicing see it. What I focus my energy on, will grow. Even if it’s only small at first. •
When I was young, there were so many things I wanted to change about myself. I saw somewhere, that if you told yourself in the mirror 5 things you liked about yourself, that it would help. So I started. Soon things that I didn’t like, I accepted or started to love. I learned to embrace who I was. Well I’m in a new phase of life, figuring out a whole new skill set . It’s easy to get overwhelmed with everyone saying “Do this, don’t do that. This is bad parenting, this is good parenting. This is bad housekeeping, this is good house keeping.” etc etc. •
So try it with me, when you feel overwhelmed, right in the heat of it tell yourself 5 things that you are doing good. Even if it’s small or even silly at first. You will start to see what everyone else sees, that you are amazing and you are awesome! You have purpose, people care about you, you are important, you are making a difference, you are AMAZING!! It will even help your good days, be even sweeter! The person who makes this possible for me is Jesus Christ. I can change, I can have support, I can have comfort because of him. If you don’t know him yet, get to know him, he’s an amazing cheerleader if you let him In ❤️.