Dylans crying seemed to peek a few weeks ago and it made things challenging for poor Laura when I need to look after him all the time. She ended up having a really rough week too, which added to my challenge. I try to make things simple, I decided that the three things I need to focus on to get through the rough patch were:
1. Self Compassion – Having two small children is tough. Yes I know people out there have it much tougher than I do, but listening to crying is challenging, and I need to be kind to myself and remind myself that I’m doing a good job.
2. Focus on what I want – I need to keep reminding myself that things will get better and very soon they will both be able to go out and play together with the dog and the cat and not need me 24/7. The more I can imagine the easier it is to create and more likely it will be to happen.
3. Be grateful – I noticed when things get tough I get stuck inside my own head. I have to remember to count my blessings a few times each day and notice the amazing parts of my life. There are so many things to be thankful for as soon as I shift my focus the day gets easier.
If there were just 3 things that you needed to focus on what would they be? I have a white board in my kitchen and for a few weeks it read nothing but Self compassion, Focus and Gratitude. What do you need to write on your white board? If you’re not sure, perhaps it’s time for a coaching session to figure it out.