Many years ago, in a galaxy not too far away, my high school health teacher used to make chant in unison at the beginning of each class “I feel great, I feel fine, I feel this way all the time!”
Of course, being a teenager, I thought this was hokey and idiotic at the time. But lately I’ve been working on my inner monologue. I have a bad habit of saying “I’m soooo tired. I feel gross.” in my head and out loud A LOT. It’s almost perfunctory. Like a heavy sigh. And all it really does is reinforce it, and make me feel gross, and like I should act accordingly. Tired and grumpy.
So I started something new a few weeks ago. When I repeat these things in my head, I stop myself from even THINKING the word and I replace it with “awesome.” I feel… awesome! I’m soooo…. awesome!
It feels equally hokey and idiotic as it did in health class, but it actually kind of helps.
I’ve also been reading this devotional I got for Christmas this year: To Blessed To Be Stressed by Debora M. Coty
Which I have to say, I love the verses they’ve selected for it. But it’s a little… basic? Perhaps devotionals are not for me (it’s been a long time since I did one.) I feel like I want something more in depth or cerebral. (Suggestions would be greatly appreciated!)
Question for the group:
What do YOU do to stay positive when juggling all things MOM?