Maybe you spent the weekend running around with a mix of stepkids, biokids, 3 dogs and a cat….just trying to keep it all together. Or perhaps you spent the weekend alone….wondering how your kids are doing and wishing they were with you. If you had a weekend of difficulties (emotionally, kids fighting, a difficult exchange with your ex…), maybe this morning came with a sigh of relief. Or perhaps you are ready for the week to begin because your custody days are almost here.
Whatever state you are in, know that today you have the power to reshape your path. If you had a difficult weekend, pay attention to what did go right. Look for the good in your days and the light through the chaos.
No matter how hard last week was, you have the choice to take on a new attitude and a new thought process. A slight change in thinking and a goal to see the positive aspects in your life can make a ground breaking difference. Living day to day, issue to issue, will exhaust you and leave you in a constant state of turmoil. Choosing today to take a wider, more positive approach to your situation, will help you to stay focused on what matters. It will help you to look past harsh teenage words. To look past nasty text messages from your ex. To look past, and get off of, the emotional roller coaster.
Today, name 3 things in your life that make you happy.
Today, decide that despite the up and down emotions around you, you will stay constant.
Today, see the good in your family and notice the improvements (even the smallest ones) that have been made.
Today, relax in the knowledge that each day you will do your best and each day is a new start.
Today, choose happiness.