I think with the heat wave I was starting to experience some cabin fever. It really gets me when I can't spend
my days outside and I end up not liking myself very much. I get crabby, see the hardships we face with less hope and end up being a less than stellar mom, person, wife and homemaker(Ok, so I am never really a stellar homemaker, but a girl can dream right?). Does this happen to anyone else? The weather has been cooling off, relatively speaking, and with the knowledge that I haven't been myself I decided that I was going to be the better version of me. That's it. That's the change. Deciding I didn't like the way I had been acting and feeling and making a choice to change it. Did it work? Well, I told my four year old that I was going to try and be a better me and he made the same commitment and today was a much better day. His new found "bad attitude" was much less exaggerated and when he did talk back he quickly corrected himself. I was calmer and more patient with his questions and mistakes and even my 9 month old was more consistent with his happy demeanor. I have always been a firm believer that you choose how to feel, react, and be but sometimes I forget this simple knowledge. A reminder to live in mindfulness and be the change I want to be is all the kickstart I need sometimes.
What do you do when you notice you are falling into bad habits and behavior?