Last week, we discussed getting bogged down by “shoulds” and how that effects our mood and how we feel about ourselves. It is often helpful to have a positive focus for the energy we are trying to shift away from should thoughts. Today, we are going to focus our energy on infusing joy into our lives and parenting wherever possible.
We will cultivate several areas of focus when we consider what brings us joy; small day to day moments, memories, and choices.
Moments of Joy
What are a few small daily moments that bring joy to your heart? My list of daily moments:
- Hot morning coffee, the smell while it’s brewing, the first warm sip, holding the warm cup in my hands
- Hugging my kids when they really mean it and squeeze tight like they never want to let me go
- The moment everyone is dropped off and they are safely where they are supposed to be. We made it through the morning shuffle and everyone is at school with backpacks, clothes, and shoes on. Success!!