Hey MOMS: Quick tip now…more to follow in the teleseminar!

Enjoy this Super Mom Tip: 

 Are you used to ‘doing it all’?  Maybe you should reframe that into ‘doing all that is imperative to you and your family.’ 

We often allow the shoulds in our life to infringe on the truly important things that will help us reach our goals individually and as a family.  Have you ever stressed about the dishes, the PTO meeting, schedule miscommunications, and wonder if you are doing the right thing?

The first point is to let go of the expectation that we have to do everything perfectly.  What we really have to do is the important things to the best of our ability.  Those two things are very different.  Setting expectations in our mind then allowing ourselves flexibility for life, reality, and humanity will provide us with realistic expectations that remove the incessant pressure and self induced stress.

If we are clear about what we want and prioritize it we will accomplish infinitely more than if we attempt to do all and beat ourselves up for any perceived failures. 

Know what you want to accomplish.

  • For You.  What dreams and goals are important to you?  Know what you need on a regular basis to be the best possible you. Time to read, meditate, workout, talk with friends? Prioritize it. Many people (especially moms!) feel that they must do for everyone else before they do for themselves.  But similar to when you are on an airplane and the flight attendant advises you to put on your oxygen mask before helping others…you must fill your reserve tank in order to be the best at every other role you have.
  • For Them.  Choose 1 priority to accomplish each day for each area of your life.  Your work, home, relationships, etc.  Do that before you do anything else.  Sometimes we fill our time with the easy things and put off the important things.  Then at the end of the day we look back at a list and feel unfulfilled because it wasn’t what we really wanted.  Think dreams and strong relationships when you make these lists.  At the end of our days, when we look back at our life, everything else will fade but dreams and relationships are what create a legacy that will remove regret and guilt and live on.

Be clear about what you want.  People, events, and unimportant tasks can steal all your energy if you don’t take back control.  Learn to say no.  Prioritize what is important to you and your family and forgive yourself for setting guidelines.  Forgive yourself?? No, congratulate yourself for the strength to live the life you love…not the life others have in mind for you!

You ARE super mom!  And you deserve More….join us on May 9th at 1pm for this fun and informative teleclass.  You will leave energized, with a list of action items to help you create more balance, fun, and peace in you life.  You won’t regret taking an hour just for you…you know you deserve it!

Call 203-798-1210 or email me at heather@findyourfireinfive.com to sign up for the free teleseminar with more Mom tips and strategies.  Happy Mother’s Day!

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About FindYourFire

Writer, speaker, and life coach Heather O'Neill is president of Progressive Image and creator of the Fire in Five program...helping people reconnect and find the joy in their lives.
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