My journal has become my sounding board. My therapist. The bestie I can count on any time I need to bear my soul. My journal is an excellent listener and I never need to worry about filtering what I tell her.
Posts in the "Your Brain" category:
I recently got out of a rut. I’d been feeling tired, frustrated, and ready to “give up” in some ways. (Have you been there?) Here are three questions that helped. We each have a unique mission, and it’s time to BE who we are.
I lost many fights with fear before I won the battle. My favorite strategy is one simple question. I always ask myself, “What is the worst-case scenario?” After my daughter’s injury, I had jumped to the deadliest conclusions. Today, my worst-case scenarios are usually inconvenient or aggravating, not tragic.
Setting aside time to think big is hard. It’s easier to let strategy get swallowed up by logistics and tell yourselves you’ll figure it out later. But by taking time to think about the big picture, we can make sure all the little things are adding up to something meaningful.
Perhaps a degree is on your “someday” list but seems impossible during your stage of motherhood. These tips will help you see that this doesn’t have to be the case.
If I didn’t have these weaknesses, I wouldn’t have these strengths. I can embrace this person I was made to be and not be quite so caught up in trying to be someone else. I kind of love who I am now that I can see it more clearly.
Do you ever make long, complicated lists and expect yourself to accomplish EVERYTHING? I learned (the hard way) that it’s much better to learn the art of renegotiation.
Telling our stories helps us to diffuse the past as we process and release our emotions about our experiences. Then, when we find ourselves in a stressful situation with our children, we can bring ourselves back to emotional equilibrium and think clearly about how to respond.
Is it really that complicated? As moms, there are simple things we really need to do each day to keep our heads above water.
What can podcasts do for mothers? Join April and John Lee Dumas as they discuss what podcasts can do for you and how to live your purpose.
Would you like some practical ideas to help you live a life that focuses better on the things you care about the most? Join Saren Eyre Loosli, April Perry, Allyson Reynolds, and Kelly King Anderson in a fun Learning Circle-type discussion about how they pick their priorities (or at least how they’re trying…).
This article was originally published on April 27, 2011. I’ve always loved organizing tips. It’s fun to learn new ways to sort, process, and complete tasks and projects, but once I became a mother, nearly every piece of organizing advice I received left me feeling frustrated. What worked for most people simply didn’t work for […]