86 – What you say matters

Hey, Mama, this is Mama’s Daily Dose. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com. I promised some themes coming in October. And this week’s theme for Monday through Wednesday is all about what you say. And Mama’s Daily Dose is…what you say matters. 

You know that saying – actions speak louder than words. Very true. You know, if you say you’re gonna do something, and you don’t follow through on it, your action speaks a lot louder than you saying that you were going to do it. But also, those words matter to you just saying that you are going to do something that matters to someone, it could be someone outside of you, or it could be you as well. 

And I think this is exemplified in there’s quite a few different little activities that kids can do in school, but one of them is the toothpaste game. I don’t know if it’s game, I don’t know what it’s called… anyways, you use a tube of toothpaste, and you squeeze it all out onto a paper plate as fast as you can – just squeeze it out. And then you try to get it all back as fast as you can, using a toothpick. Try to get all of that toothpaste back in the tube. You can’t get all that toothpaste back in the tube, right? We know that… the kids don’t know that… it’s a fun activity for them to do if you want to try it. 

But it just shows that what you say matters. And once it comes out, it’s out there. Right? You can, you can say you’re sorry, we can learn. And we can move forward. And we can just keep getting better each day and learn more each day. But the words that we say the tone that we use, it matters, it matters what you say to yourself. And it matters what you say to others as well. We can’t just erase what we put out there. You know, sometimes we’re really angry, and we say things that we don’t want to say and that’s okay, like we’re gonna make mistakes. But being aware that these things that we say, have an impact, especially when they are said over and over and over again. So just being aware of the words that you’re using and how you are using them is so important. And how you not only show up for yourself, but how you show up for others. And over the next two days, we’re going to talk about how the words that you use with yourself matter and the words that you use with your kids matter. 

Tune in tomorrow where we get a little more specific on the words that you use with yourself and talking to yourself. Because you know who you talk with the most – It’s you. Yes, we’re all slightly crazy. Always have a dialogue going on inside of your mind. And I will see you tomorrow and have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.

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