As parents, we all wrestle with feeling as though there is not an end to the demands we face every day while caring for our children and our home. It can become overwhelming and discouraging as we work tirelessly, only to have the dishes pile up, the toys strewn across the floor once more, and all within less than 24 hours. We ask ourselves, “when does it end?” I promise there is an end, but more vanishes in that moment than we realize.
Too often our thoughts and spoken words are spent grumbling about what we have. We often can’t see our answered prayers when we begin our day because we wear a macro lens and are focused on the things we wish we could change about ourselves or our lives. We see the endless cycle of housework and assignments as a curse, while others see them as a blessing. It is time for us to take care of our blessings and here’s how.
A true life account for the many years I spent living behind a mask. On the outside, I was the outgoing, free-spirited girl you could always go to if you needed a good laugh or a shoulder to cry on. But inside I was struggling with severe depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety riddled with panic attacks, and a tendency to self-harm.
Our minds are exactly like a fertile garden. We can water seeds of negativity that grow like weeds and starve all around it, or conserve our energy to nourish and bear the fruit of joy, peace, motivation, patience. This post addresses ways to consciously alter our thinking to benefit our overall mental and physical wellbeing.
The search for peace and guidance as a mother pours every bit of herself into her family.