Stressed Out Mom. How I’m getting my shit together…

In my last post: I am Embarrassed to Tell You I Screwed Up, I was feeling pretty down on myself,  and embarrassed that I was not handling all that life was throwing at me.  I was feeling like a frumpy, swollen bag of ___________.

I’m only kind of kidding about the picture.

I do feel like that is who I’ve been becoming.  I will not allow myself to live that kind of grumpy, frumpy life any longer.

It’s been just over a week since that last post, and I am starting, slowly but surely, to get my mojo back.  That said, it’s time I pop in and give you a quick update.  Last week, I had made a list of things I intend to do to help me out of this funk.

 

 

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Re-framing my Thinking

The first thing on the list was to stop beating myself up.  It’s done and it can’t be undone.  So instead of staying in the negative, beating myself up, and not moving forward I need to start re-framing my thinking.

I’ve been working in time blocks.  I am determined to start making daily accomplishments and start to gain momentum.  One of the worst feelings for me is when I do nothing or feel like I have accomplished nothing, or even feel like I have been sabotaging myself.  I need that forward movement to say at the end of the day, job well done momma!

Five things that I have been doing differently this week:

    1. Diligently working on getting back into Ketosis and starting to feel healthy and have more energy.
    2. Spending a MINIMUM of 1/2 hour each morning and each evening on my mindset and what actually has gone right this day.
    3. Being faithful in daily updating my social media so that I feel like I am being accountable
    4. Doing a MINIMUM of 1 -2  hours working on my businesses (Sunshine and At Home)
    5. Working on clearing the clutter in “The Room”

 

I have been doing all of these things and still being attentive to the needs of my daughter and all kiddos.

Getting Back into Ketosis

After one week of working to eat a healthy Keto/lowcarb diet, I was pleased to see that I was down 5,7 pounds when I posted on Monday.  But that’s just the beginning of getting back on track.  My mother who is my Keto Buddy will be joining me soon as well, so that will help.

I am retraining my brain and my eating patterns back to where I no longer even think about reaching for chips and unhealthy comfort foods.

I have to admit I am still not great at tracking all my foods in the MFP app, but I have been pretty faithful on posting to my Instagram and Facebook.  If you’d like to follow me there, it will help you stay in the loop.

Feeding my Mind with POSITIVE Brain Food

I don’t know if you’re like me, but keeping all the negative stuff out of my head requires CONSTANT work.

It’s so easy for me to get going on a negative rampage, telling myself I’m not good enough, I don’t have time, I’ll never succeed and all of those kind of things happens daily for me.  Or when life gets busy and stressful, making an excuse that I can wait until tomorrow to work on me.  (Busy and stressful happens daily in my world, being a mama of some days 5 little kids, and a couple grown up ones lol.)

I am making it a priority to spend a minimum of 1/2 hour in the morning, and 1/2 hour in the evening working on keeping my thoughts positive and encouraging.

There are 3 different mentors that I have been following as of late.

Dean Graziosi – Author of “Millionaire Success Habits” .  I actually just stumbled across Dean one day in my FB news feed.  He has some really great stuff.  One thing I really enjoy is his podcasts – they are short and easy to listen to.

Brendon BruchardAuthor of: “High Performance Habits .  I discovered him through Dean’s stuff.   I have the audio of this book, although I haven’t got into it yet.  I do enjoy his YouTube channel.

This video of Brendon’s really struck me because I struggle with my own self-esteem and I know many of my friends and family do as well.  I like his straight to the point of what you can do to help overcome it

 

Joe Dispenza – Author of “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself.  Joe was recommended by one of my long time business mentors, Lynn Terry.

For all 3 of these books (those are my affiliate links above), I have the audible version and I do have a hard copy of Joe Dispenza’s book.

I am switching it up and listening to all 3 at the moment.  I struggle to actually sit down and read a book, it seems that I can always find other things to do.  With the audible version, I can listen in the car, or at my desk, or when I’m folding laundry etc.

This is what I’ve been doing this week to keep my body and my mind moving forward.  I hope posting more of my struggles and successes will help you busy mommas just as much as it’s helping me share it with you.

If you want to get in touch, please do by leaving a comment or sending me a PM on Facebook or Instagram, and if you struggle with staying positive in the midst of your chaotic world grab one of those books!

 

 

Talk soon,

Heather

 

 

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