Are you thinking...thinking...always thinking? When something happens, could happen, may happen, we can't help but think a lot. When these thoughts are circling our kids? Talk about relentless speed of thought after thought, until we've covered every option imaginable!Have you ever thought about this, though: In our efforts to figure out, plan, prepare, control, and predict, we often recycle the same thought patterns over and over again. As we spin through the cycle, fear sneaks in (fear is a very, very sneaky fella). We can find fear when we feel restless, unsettled, dissatisfied, irritable, angry, or sad. Our mind (the way we think and talk to ourselves) influences our feelings. Our feelings then spill out in a variety of ways in how we conduct our day, speak to our family, and even how we sleep.
Moms, we often try to control the uncontrollable, especially with our children. We want to KNOW that this will be, or that will be, and we want a guarantee that for sure THAT will NOT be. But, I think deep down, we know parenting isn't safe and secure. We will get hurt. We will become confused. We have limits. We actually don't have super powers. We all face this fear-control struggle to differing degrees through the years of life. It is important to learn how to question your own thoughts and identify the patterns that get you stuck. A happy mom is the mom who owns the skills which enable her to capture her thoughts and make her mind her friend. The outflow of which is patience, love, kindness, joy, and contentment.