Hey Mama. This is Mama’s Daily Dose. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com Mama’s Daily Dose is… get rid of some balls. Let’s get movin, before we get interrupted.
This is the last episode this week of focusing on how to simplify your life. And we’re going to get a little bit lighter the last two days of the week. But in Episode 69 of last week, I used an analogy of juggling balls and how mamas are juggling so many balls. And we tend to make our lives a lot more difficult than they need to be by adding more and more balls to the mix. And going off of what we talked about on Monday, is giving those hard “NOs.” And then on Tuesday, finding out what is efficient for you, and what is important for you. And today we’re talking about how to just get rid of some of those balls, so juggling becomes a little bit easier.
First off, you need to take a look at what all these balls are that you’re juggling. And then we need to take a look at what we can really control. As moms, we worry so much. And it is difficult to not worry when you are solely responsible for these children’s lives and their safety. And we just want the best for our kids. And it comes from a loving place. But it also puts so much more pressure and stress on ourselves. So looking at what you can control. And what you can’t control in your life is so important. We focus on these things that we can’t control and we stress and we worry about them. And in the end, we have no control over it, whether we stress and worry is not going to change the outcome. So take a look at the things that you can really control. And I mean, like you really have the control in the outcome of the situation. It’s not like the presidential election where you know, you do your civic duty and you put in your vote, but you have no control over who ends up in office, you can only control what you can control. And that is going in and putting your vote in.
So, here’s my homework for you – make a list of all the things that you worry about, complain about, think about, or keep you up at night, make that list and then take a look at it and look at what you really can control. Maybe there’s parts of those situations that you can control. So focus on that. And then when the worry comes up, just say, “Thank you, but I can’t control this” and bring your focus to something that you can control.
Mana really make this list because it is really mind blowing. I did this the other day in our Selfish Mamas Club. And honestly, out of all the things that I wrote down, I couldn’t come up, I couldn’t pick one thing that I actually had full control over. Start using your time efficiently and focus on the things that you can control. Give your time and energy to the things that you have a hand in and that you can control. And have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.
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