As we journey through this life of parenting, it has become evident that all things are not created equally. As parents, we attempt to achieve balance but there are aspects of our lives that draw a disproportionate amount of our time and energy. #Parenting
At this moment, stop and think about all of the things that have your attention: your children, their school, your job, spouse, relationship with friends and family, your spirituality, being an awesome parent, oh and house-keeping. At NO point can all of those responsibilities receive the same amount of attention and that is OK!
#Winning or Surviving
I was comforted one evening when I heard Indra Nooyi (PepsiCo CEO) speak about being a decent parent. Undoubtedly, as parents, our goal is not to be decent, but to be great at this parenting game. However, we can’t be phenomenal at everything and there are times we may compare ourselves unfavorably to others. We often wish and hope that we could have our lives together like someone else. From our perspective, it looks as though others are winning and we are simply surviving or barely making it. However, we don’t see the sacrifices someone had to make to get there. We don’t see the hard work and effort it took for them to win or create the facade of winning. Think about this fact: Nobody wakes up the winner of a marathon; instead it takes ACTION, TIME, SKILL, and DETERMINATION to make that dream become a reality. Even Shonda Rhimes vividly describes in her book, the Year of Yes, how she sometimes felt as though she was winning in one area but inevitably failing in another.
So today, stop and think about the life that you would like to create. What is the ONE thing that could help you feel like you are winning in your day, outside of your morning cup of Joe?
Steps to Winning the Parenting Game
- Remind yourself daily that you are more than good enough and your kids love you no matter what. #WinningTheParentingGame
- Create a plan to be successful! Small steps everyday will lead you to your end result. #WinningTheParentingGame
- Give yourself time to create the life that you would like to have. #WinningTheParentingGame
- Live YOUR best life that makes you happy #WinningTheParentingGame
As you discover the new you, check out this article to help your kiddos do the same. How Kids get back on track!