Hello, busy bees! 🐝 Looking for ways to bring positivity into your home? Here are daily tips that you can implement to increase optimism and gratitude in family life and motherhood.
A positive affirmation is a statement to challenge negative thoughts. To affirm positivity, state as a fact that you are already possessing the positive trait you are wanting to possess. As you say positive statements, you convince your subconscious brain to make the statements true.
The morning is a great time to implement this practice. Encourage your family to do this positivity exercise!
Reframe Negative Phrases
Throughout the day, reframe negative phrases to become positive. When you or your child is frustrated and says “I can’t do this”, rephrase by saying “I can do this!” The words we say to ourselves become true as a self-fulfilling prophecy. 🔮 You are what you say you are!
If we tell our children that they are bad, they will go along with our dialogue of being bad and being naughty. Build your child up by telling them of the positive traits they possess.
The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. ― PEGGY O’MARA
Express appreciation to family members! When teaching thankfulness to our children, model the behavior by expressing thanks to spouses and children for positive actions and words.
Before bed, ask family members what their favorite part of the day was and what they are grateful for that day. This gratitude practice helps family members focus on the good throughout that day and on things that they can be grateful for. Gratitude helps us be happy! ☀️
Whether you have a digital or physical gratitude journal, create a daily practice of writing the things that you are grateful for! 📒
Digital Blessing List
Boost your mood by looking at an easy-to-access blessing list on your phone. When life is weighing you down, reading the blessings that you have helps you see life through rose-colored glasses. When sinking into a negative mindset, reading through the list helps you to have a heart full of gratitude and positivity. The Notion App is a great resource for list creation.
I truly hope that you can cultivate a positive and grateful heart. Your life is as good as your mindset.