For years I’ve advocated to keep a gratitude journal, writing down five things every day that brought pleasure and gratefulness.
~ Oprah Winfrey
Let’s first peek into the Life of Mothers.
A Toddler is throwing a tantrum lying on the floor, an infant is waiting to be fed and kitchen chores are waiting to be done.
Multi-taskers are the other name of us, Mothers. It’s completely normal to go crazy.
But to keep everyone happy, we ourselves need to maintain our sanity. But is this possible? How we Mothers can end our days with a smile rather than retiring worn out.
Among many things, one easy habit can help- Habit of writing Gratitude Journal. Its a journal having our happy moments, no matter how small and regular they seem. Writing only the happy moments keep us intentional of our blessings, which we usually take for granted.
Things will fall apart, we may fail but when we are aware of your blessings, we will be happy amidst all the worries and panic.
To give you an idea about the things you can be grateful for-
- You can be grateful for your morning coffee or tea before everyone gets up and start demanding your time and energy.
- You can be grateful for your Hubby who takes Kids for a bath while you read your Emails or prepare breakfast.
- You can be grateful to a stranger who gave you a smile while your Kid is yelling at top of his voice demanding a toy.
If you consciously look for these moments, you will find many. The only trick is to enjoy these small moments rather than waiting for something big to happen. The more you practice it, the happier you become.
To help you record these gratitude moments, there is an easy Gratitude journal mobile App for you- Gratitude Pie.
Start jotting down your happy memories right away because when you are happy, you can make better decisions for you and your family.
Why Mothers should keep a Gratitude Journal- Benefits
It helps us in cherishing our Kids
When Parenting gets tough, we start looking at our Kids as troublemakers. When we look for their good traits, we yell less and cherish them more. I have found this to be especially true for me- As my Gratitude habit is getting deeper, I am finding myself getting less angry with my Kid.
It is a part of Self-care Routine
Feeling Grateful is the part of Self-care routine, which is a recommended thing to do for Mothers. By feeling grateful, we feel special. We feel blessed. When we care for self, we can take better care of everyone.
It helps us to do the chores happily
Being Grateful throughout the day prevents us from complaining and help us in doing the chores happily.
It keeps us positive
I am the person who is more dominated by negative thoughts and I feel that being grateful helps me shoo away those and bring the positivity back.
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