246 – Monday MamAffirmation: I CAN control some things, others….

We are continuing moms mental health month in May. And today we have a Monday, MamAffirmation, and Mama’s Daily Dose is… I can control some things, others are out of my control. Let’s get moving before we get interrupted.

There are some things in this life that you have control over. And there are far more that you do not have control over. And I feel like this is one of the biggest lessons that a lot of moms learn right out the gate, especially for my type A mamas like me that like to have control over situations. We learn very quickly, that we do not have control over everything. And this comes down to our brains. And basically, your brain loves you, your brain wants you to survive. And that is why it prioritizes fear and often this fear comes from things that are outside of our control. And that fear is where that anxiety comes in too, because your brain wants you to live, there’s a bunch of things going on in that world. But in order for you to survive, your fear needs to be prioritized, so that if you see a little puppy in the road, you don’t just run into the road and grab the puppy, that fear makes you stop and look both ways before you go and grab the puppy out of the road.

Sometimes this prioritizing fear does not work to our advantage in our modern times. And we start worrying about things and having anxiety and worrying about a lot of things that we actually cannot control. And one of the first things that really helped me with my anxiety was just looking at the things in my life that I CAN control and that I CAN’T control. I made a list of all the things that I worry about, that bring about anxiety on a daily basis, and I listed them all out. And then I looked at the ones that I can actually control or that I have some control over bringing that awareness and bringing it into my consciousness on all these things that I worry about, that I really don’t have control over, started the process of me being able to let those things go. But you can’t do that until you bring it to your awareness, until you realize those things in your life that you can control and those that are just out of your control.

Mama your action today is to grab a pen and paper or grab that phone and make a list of all the things that you worry about on a daily basis. The things that bring about anxiety in your life, and then go through and what are the things that you can actually control? Or what aspects of it can you control and which ones are simply out of your control. And if you don’t already give me a follow on Instagram @MeghanQBarrett and have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.

Rather listen than read? Listen to the podcast here:

Mama’s Daily Dose

Meghan Q Barrett is Mom Success Coach and Connector who helps mamas create a life they love as “mom” AND an individual without the mom guilt. She connects mamas from all around the world so you can share your stories in a safe, supportive space.

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