In this day and age we can easily get bogged down by distractions, decisions, shiny object syndrome and decision fatigue. Here are 5 hacks to focus on when you’re looking to develop a growth mindset that supports your life, rather than diffuses your power.
Clarity – Getting clear is all about attuning to yourself, exploring your wishes, wants and desires… it’s about self knowledge. Start getting to know yourself and your preferences better. Shout out to all my recovering people pleasers – this one is for you. Take a moment to journal each day: What do YOU want?
Commitment – Just like a good marriage – anything you want to make well and lasting over time, means that you think long and hard beforehand, and commit once. Once you’ve decided on a parenting practice – stop listening to alternative views (sleep training, eating, school system) or at least turn a little bit of a blind eye so that you can counter balance shiny object syndrome – always thinking the next thing is better. Your choices are good until they’re awful. Meanwhile stick with them because a bad choice is better than the limbo of no choice at all. Remember – sometimes the decision decides you – ride the wave, and practice surrender.
Consistency – Massive results are built of tiny habits that compound over time. They’re not the consequence of one big action. Create small, predictable patterns that you and your kids can rely on, rituals (in our home we have a weekly tech sabbath ritual and a daily bedtime ritual plus our morning ritual) – these rituals become habits which in the end inform the very way your life looks and feels.
Contentment – Actively becoming a relentless optimist and training your brain to see the good in people, places and things. It’s worth working on loving what you have. It’s worth realizing that it doesn’t get better than this. One of the best ways to cement this new approach is through a gratitude practice. As much as I love Instagram – we must stop focusing on and believing in the highlight real. All life is complex and has ups and downs, what matters is the interpretation you give it.
Calm – Take being calm as a project. It’s not a personality trait, it’s a practice. What would make you calmer? Being calm allows for a more enjoyable life, peace, serenity and clear thinking. Here are 10 Zen Parenting Principles I Learned from Yoga
Ultimately taking back our minds and creating a clear, reliably calm state of mind effects the quality of our life in dramatic ways.
Which of these C’s speaks to you and which do you need to work on most? What’s one thing you can implement today to begin making these hacks a reality in your life? I’d love to hear your insights, or just leave me a “LOVE” in the comments below.
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