Updated: Apr 14
Here are some Wisdom Bites from our discussions with Hatch Moms around this topic:
Finding the smaller, more specific, often unnoticed things to be grateful for is a game changer. Example: I am grateful for the lady at the grocery store who let me in front of her while I was in a hurry, I am grateful for my aunt for making dinner today.
Writing down what you are grateful for is more impactful than just saying it in your head.
You cannot be grateful and stressed out/unhappy at the same time.
TIP: When you feel a negative emotion, try reminding yourself of 3 specific things you are grateful for! Notice your body chemicals do their magic and your state will change.
Big Ah-Ha's for 2019
How important vibrations and energy is in everything we do
Lack of boundaries with technology can disrupt authentic connection
Realizing the effects of generational parenting and our responsibility in changing any mentally unhealthy habits now so our children don't carry the "gene"
The importance of self-care in order to fulfill all of the other roles we hold in a positive way
Looking Ahead into 2020
How do we specifically prioritize: CHILDREN, SPOUSE, ME, WORK... If you were to number in 1, 2, 3, 4... how did you prioritize these things in 2019? How would you like to prioritize it in 2020?
The takeaways from this discussion were mind and heart-opening. Hatched into some deep, real, personal stuff here.
You cannot be anxious & present at the same time. When feeling anxious, try to bring your attention to what you are doing at that moment.
"Life is a series of choices". It is important to teach our kids that their choices make their life.
TIP: Highlight this life skill by speaking to your child with language such as 'That was a great choice." "I don't know if that is a wise choice."
We are the transitional generation. Our kids will be better because they will know the good and the bad. They will know the effects of social media, certain foods, mindsets etc.
Many of us who embrace spirituality but not necessarily a specific religion, use a universal God or Higher Being to enforce Universal Truths such as kindness, giving, love, patience, etc.
Other Helpful Tools & Resources:
Insight - free guided meditations and sound therapy app.
Talks by Sister Shivani
Marriage/Family Goal Setting - Example
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