Did you know we average like 50,000 thoughts a day? That’s more than 2000 thoughts an hour.
And experts estimate that 70% of these thoughts are negative.
That’s a lot of f*%$ing negative thoughts!
The good thing about this is that you get to choose what thoughts you believe.
Let’s say someone who has never met you or talked to you before looks at you and says, “You’re a shitty mom.”
How much weight would you give that statement?
Probably not a whole lot since this person knows nothing about you.
You get to decide if you are going to believe that statement.
You get to determine your thoughts about it.
You could say to yourself, “Wow. She’s right. I AM a shitty mom.”
Or you could say, “That chick is nuts and has no idea what she’s talking about! I’m a pretty damn good mom!”
We’d probably all go with the second thought, right?
But what if it was your mom or your sister or your husband or your friend or the parent of one of your kid’s classmates who said the same thing to you. Someone that you know?
Would you still think they were nuts?
A lot of us wouldn’t.
But the truth is that in both statements, you are the same person.
What other people say to you doesn’t determine who you are and how you think about yourself.
That’s on you.
You control your thoughts. And you don’t have to believe every thought that goes through your head.
You have the ability to choose which thoughts to go with and which thoughts you tell to fuck off.
You have the ability to turn all your thoughts around and to chuck the ones that aren’t serving you (or aren’t true) right out the window.
Today pay attention to your thoughts.
Really think about which way you are allowing your brain to take you!
What thoughts do you allow to lead you down the wrong path?
Share them and let’s all help each other focus on the thoughts that really serve us and help us move in a positive direction.
Also, you’re a good mom. 🙂