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 the end of 2021, COVID cases are back on the upswing and many are still trying to navigate seeing family while keeping unvaccinated kids safe. As we are preparing to see some family that we haven't seen in two years and while trying to keep our kids as safe as possible (7 yo is half-vaccinated kid with a chronic illness and 2 yo isn't old enough) I began thinking about risk tolerance and risk avoidance.
Listen in and hear my conclusions and recommendations for continuing to navigate this time.
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This episode was recorded in April 2021 but is being released now in November 2021. There are two reasons I am sharing this...even though it was recorded months ago. This was recorded when I was having an anxiety attack. My chest was tight, I was worried and overwhelmed. It's important to share the reality of what an anxiety attack can "look and feel" like. Not everyone experiences anxiety the same way and one individuals anxiety attacks are not all the same.
This is also relevant because it was recorded at the time that many adults were able to be vaccinated in the US and, for many, the world was opening up again, but I was still feeling trapped and nervous since both my children are under 12.
Now that kids 5-11 are able to be vaccinated, this is still relevant for many, like me, who have kids under 5. My oldest is immunocompromised but was able to get his first shot yesterday, but my youngest is 2...so we are still in this in-between more comfortable but not 100% comfortable stage.
I found this new re-entry and re-opening anxiety in April 2021 and what is sure to come in the next few months again to be very similar to the momxiety of having a newborn at home and leaving the house for the first several months postpartum.