Updated: Jan 23
This is how this works right?
How I wished that one sniff of a candle could change the course of my day.
My days often start off with "you have five minutes before we need to be out the door". Meanwhile, everyone is running around the house like chickens with their heads cut off and I'm barking orders like vitamins, teeth, hair, and shoes let's gooooo. Then it all ends in an argument on why the middle child is always the reason we are late.
It seems impossible the day will take a tu
rn for the better and I don't think sniffing a candle will do the trick, but it was worth a try, right?
So how do you go about changing your mindset from this crappy day of running late and not completing tasks to a day full of successes and positive vibes? Mindset.
Mindset matters. If I continue the day with the mindset that I don't have to ability to make a change then guess what? That change isn't going to happen.
Old mindset: I have determined today is just going to be a crap day. And a crap day it will be.
Let's take my morning. All kids made it to all things dressed with snacks and lunch. That's a win. Focus on the positive. Use this as an opportunity to learn and grow.
New mindset: This morning didn't go as planned but I have to ability to turn this day around. Find the positive in the morning, and find a couple of manageable tasks to make your day productive.
Moving forward, take what you have learned and use it. Don't fall into a pattern.
Things I learned this morning; the kids have to wake up sooner, I need a plan for breakfast, and I need to allot more time to get out the door.
A mindset that is fixed doesn't have the a
bility to grow and change. Don't put on a limit on opportunities for growth.
Also, I almost catch my hair on fire smelling the candle so yeah, don't try that at home.