Mindset is a subject in my life that is recurring every time I turn around recently. Last night I heard a fabulous woman talk about subconscious thinking and it all really hit home to me; a positive mindset, gratitude and the subconscious can provide a happy life with abundance. This is a lesson that I want my family to learn way earlier than I learned myself.
Being negative was no longer how I wanted to live my life
A few years ago, I was going through a rough patch. My husband was getting his MBA while working full time on top of trying to change careers. Because that wasn’t enough, we had a new baby and a three year old. I was constantly bringing my husband into my misery and loneliness. One day he finally snapped and let me know that my negativity had to go. After a few days (or weeks) of self-reflection, I decided that complaining, feeling sorry for myself and being negative was no longer how I wanted to live my life.
Being in a place of gratitude and positive thoughts has changed my world. Yes, life is very busy and overwhelming at times, but I welcome that because I know that I’m making an impact and helping people everywhere that I go. Even on the hardest days I remind myself of my blessings. Finding joy in every situation can keep you on a positive path.
If I want my kids to live a life of gratitude, I must teach it and show them everyday
It has become all too clear these days that my kids rarely come from a place of gratitude. This is a hard pill to swallow because I know that it is because of me. Do I give them too much? Do I do too much for them? Are they too often surrounded by people who have the same mindset as them? The answer to everything is YES! If I want them to live a life of gratitude, I must teach it and show them. It is an everyday journey, but I guarantee big steps will happen in 2019!
The most gratitude I have is for all my family and friends who have supported me and my dreams my whole life even when I wasn’t so grateful. I am also grateful for my friends who I have met through business and networking. Relationships with girlfriends are hard. My original career had some vicious women and it gave me trust issues, but over the past two years I have met some really incredible women and they have shown me what it is like to live a life of gratitude and abundance and where that can lead you. These days I am not taking this for granted because I know that I am blessed!