From @jillianmichaels book Making the Cut:
“...become aware and in control by evaluating every one of your choices, no matter how big or small, with two simple but critical questions: 1. What are the consequences of the choice I am making? 2. Will this choice bring happiness into my life and bring me closer to my goals?”
Confession. I made my kids late today to K4 and feel like a craptastic parent who is undeserving of the love I receive from them. One of my kids got me up in the middle of the night to sleep with them. This is a usual occurrence but this time I didn’t bring my phone in the room with me. So we all woke up at 7:45 and I started running around like my head was cut off. (My husband had taken cold medicine and overslept too so that was an added bonus). Instead of chalking it up as something we were going to deal with in a calm manner, I started screaming and running around like a crazy person. My kids don’t move fast but they are 4 and just don’t understand what “hurry up means”. I feel like I have been so consumed with being proud of not drinking that I have been too loose with everything else. My patience. My parenting choices. My diet. My work.
So. Starting now I will do better and go back to asking those two questions by Jillian Michaels. I will be kind. Better prepared. More mindful and calm.