Being a mom is a difficult job. There are a million and one sweet moments on any given day, but there are also those moments when you question was that water or is it…
You know what I’m talking about, right? So how do you survive and thrive in those moments that aren’t so beautiful? The truth is that we all have to find our own way of coping, but I can promise that these 3 amazing tips for thriving will help you. They are things that don’t take a lot of time, but they will make a HUGE difference in your day. What are these 3 ways to thrive as a mom? I’m going to tell you but first, let’s chat. Let’s chat about how you’re not alone. Every single day I have moments where I feel like throwing my hands in the air and waving them like I just do not care. You know the moments when you can’t keep your child’s hand out of his poop as you try to change his diaper. That time this morning when he turned the applesauce packet upside down instead of eating it. When you tried to put on his shoes, but he curled his toes so as to make it super difficult. Yep, I’ve been there. That is exactly how I came up with these 3 ways to thrive as a mom.
1. Laugh it off
So there is applesauce all over your floor. What are you going to do? The truth is that you’re going to explain to your child for the billionth time how not to turn the applesauce upside down so that it spills all over the floor, but you’re also going to laugh. There is no sense in crying over spilt milk, right? The same can be said for that spilt applesauce. Did you just change your shirt and then get vomited on? Yep, it’s going to happen. I just laugh and change again, because I should have clearly known that changing clothes was going to create this reaction. It’s just the law of being a mom. The more you can laugh off those little things that can’t be changed the better you’ll end up feeling about the things you cannot control.
2. Give in where it doesn’t matter
As long as your child eats his dinner, does it matter if he eats his cookie first? Does it matter if your child matches in the giant scheme of things? Do you need to cook dinner now or can it wait 5 minutes? In all seriousness, I think that there is generally a compromise that can be reached on things that just aren’t that important in the end. Obviously, you don’t want to compromise at all on things that are harmful to your child or others, but you can give a little leeway on the small things. They’ll feel like they’ve won, but you will have orchestrated it perfectly.
3. Give yourself credit where credit is due
Each night, I want you to think of 3 things you accomplished today. You’ll realize that you got way more done than it feels like. I mean you took that shower during naptime. You cooked a healthy dinner for the entire family. You managed to get dressed. Maybe you even put on make-up. You don’t have to celebrate HUGE wins, but you should celebrate exactly what you got done the day. if that’s something HUGE then give yourself an extra high five.
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