As a mother, it's so easy to get stuck in a routine - physically, mentally and emotionally. I had hit a point where I was thinking every day "Is this all I'm good for?? Laundry, wiping butts and cooking?" Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE being a mother and a wife but like any mother and wife knows, it's easy to stuck in the dull drums of everyday life. There's only so many baskets of laundry I can fold before I need to take a step back and say "You know what, that's good for today. Now I'm going to go play with my kids."
Worse than getting stuck in a physical routine of getting Gabe off to school, feeding the babies then doing chores, my mental state was getting severely out of whack and my poor kids and husband were getting the brunt of it. I was getting edgy, snappy and just plain crabby (to say it nicely!).
Then Organo Gold came into my life...or I walked into it's....
Not only did OG help provide some extra income right away, but I started doing self-development without really noticing it. Our team in Rock Springs is full of strong men and women that have to courage to look at their faults and change them. Not only to better their business, but to better their lives! It's incredibly inspirational to see everyone develop and learn about life to live a life more full of love, honesty and integrity.
Here's a few things I've noticed about myself:
-I'm very negative. This negativity has stated to wear off on my kids and I realized that it starts with ME to be the positive role model. Sometimes as a mother I sit in a "poor me" mentality. Poor Me has to fold more wash. Poor Me has to change another diaper. Poor Me hasn't had a chance to shower and it's 1 in the afternoon. Poor Me has to cook dinner for picky kids again. Being a mother and wife, it's all about self-sacrifice. I'm selfish and think too much about my wants and needs instead of sacrificing for the wants and needs of my family.
-I sabotage my success in life - in exercise, in my daily chores, in my relationships. I'm more afraid of success than I am failure. We are used to failure, to people telling us no, to the world saying that you will be poor or fat or dumb your whole life. I'm not accepting this anymore. I will not sabotage myself anymore.
-I'm too nice. I know it's great to be nice to people, but I get to the point of letting others take advantage of me. I'm always willing to lend a hand, but I've never known when to say "no". I can still be a kind and generous person without enabling someone else's destructive behavior.
-I interrupt others while they are talking and don't really listen. Plain and simple - I will shut up and listen to what others have to say and truly listen to their point of view before presenting my own. My brain gets to working too fast while someone is talking, preparing mentally what I'm going to say. I need to stop my thought process just for a minute and hear out the other person. This is especially true for my kids. It's so easy to be the adult and not truly hear out my kids. They have so many wonderful and important things to say if I just LISTEN.
These are the main things I've noticed in the last month and I'm slowly improving by changing my thought process. I've ordered and finally received several books for being more positive in life. Here's my list:
-Think and Grow Rich - Napolean Hill
-The One Minute Millionaire - Mark Victor Hansen & Robert G. Allen
-7 Days to a Positive Attitude - Gary Morris
-Don't Sweat The Small Stuff....and it's all small stuff - Richard Carlson (MY FAVE!)
Even though the first two books have money mentioned in their title, these are more self-help books than anything. If you need an attitude adjustment like I do, pick up one or all of these books. They are amazing pieces of literature.
Have a wonderful, positive, self-sacrificing day!