This week we are wrapping up the monthly topic of goals that won't trigger momxiety and talking a bit about the impossible demands of parenting during COVID. It's been a hard few weeks for many moms, with more and more in-person activities being canceled, virtual school days, school and daycare closures, and quarantines from potential exposures. This is an excellent article that sums it all up. COVID Parenting Has Passed the Point of Absurdity by Melinda Wenner Moyer
My takeaways from this week:
-Be kind to yourself
-Weave in some gratitude each day
-Take each day one moment at a time
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Creating a home command center is an excellent way to tackle momxiety.
This week, I’m diving into the one system I recently implemented that has made a BIG difference and a big step forward to creating and maintaining an organized and peaceful home (which was my main goal for 2022).
Can you guess what it is? It’s “Levine Mission Control” aka our Family Command Center. Learn about ours, how I set it up simply, and why you need one.
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Last week I talked about goal setting for the New Year and how to set goals that won’t trigger anxiety. This week on the podcast, I dig a little deeper and break down one of my big goals, to create an organized and peaceful home because that helps reduce my anxiety.
So far, **knock on wood** we haven't been dealing with remote schooling, so listen to this episode with that little caveat in mind. I know dealing with work, home life, remote school, and kids without childcare make everything 9 zillion times harder! I'm trying to prep and get a little more organized and into a routine in case that happens again.
You may be asking, “Tori, why are you talking about this again?”
Well, my friend, did you get a chance to implement everything from last week yet?
Did you get a chance to grab the FREE goal setting that won’t trigger anxiety download and set your goals?
If you did, that’s awesome, pat yourself on the back. You are on fire!
If you didn’t, it’s fine, that’s why we are covering it again today! Repetition is key. I know there are a lot of different ways people listen to podcasts or read a blog. On a walk, in the car, around the house, while working, while hiding in the bathroom, or when you need a minute to zone out while your kid is playing next to you. Not to mention mom brain…and what I’m finding out more and more about is that ADHD brain is a lot like mom brain. The thought pops into your head and is gone by the time you get to write it down let alone have a chance to implement anything!
Plus, you need to have time for yourself to destress from the day without little/or big people demanding things from you or being all up in your personal space. I had a few nights where I stayed up waaaay too late last week and watched some new favorite shows on Netflix… “Blown Away” and “Baking Impossible”.
OK - I digress.
Back to goals and organization…
I’m going to share one of the personal/household goals I set and then go through the steps and share how I am breaking it down into manageable chunks. Aaaannndd with that, I also will be making a YouTube Video to go along with this so make sure you head over to the Momxiety Club YouTube Channel and subscribe and hit the little bell button to be notified when the video is LIVE.
So, last week I used the example of laundry and am going to go with that again because it’s one of my BIG challenges here. Our dining room table often ends up being our laundry table…either with heaps of clean laundry or stacks of folded laundry.
Don’t believe me…here is the good version:
My goal is to keep laundry off of it and at most it can stay there for a day..okay maybe three days.
So that’s my big overarching goal I’m working toward. How do I break this down into smaller manageable steps?
So, there’s a little breakdown of how to make a goal that won’t trigger anxiety.
Let me know if you have any that you would like me to break down for you by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, if you haven’t yet, go grab your free copy of How to Set Goals that Won't Trigger Anxiety. This will help you strategize how to have less overwhelm in 2022 because a relaxed and happy mom leads to a relaxed and happy family ... or at least helps you deal with the constant meltdowns!
Stay tuned, next week we are going to continue on the organization train and discuss Command Centers to better get everyone in the house on the same page.
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Talk to you next time!
It's a New Year! Listen as I chat about how all the new toys that arrived during the Holidays and setting BIG New Year's Resolutions can add to the overwhelm of momxiety. Let's set better goals and set up our spaces to better tackle momxiety.
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Get ready to get out of your head, connect with other moms who get it, and kick those overwhelmed, isolated, and anxious feelings to the curb!