I’m having a smooth morning as I wake up early for my AM routine. I move my body, read for a few minutes, write my 4 specific appreciations in that moment and review my daily calendar.
The calm morning feels empowering and soothing at the same time.
It’s time to wake up my twins for school and one is slow to rise but gets on moving. The other is rolling out with resistance and cranky as hell. “I don’t want to go to school.”, “I don’t want to get dressed.”, “I don’t want to eat that.” “I don’t, I don’t, I don’t.”
My morning suddenly went from calm to chaos with shouting and snapping because the repeat of “I don’t, I don’t, I don’t.” got to me and I yelled. Then I was blamed for liking the other sibling more during a stomping tantrum.
My twins are amazing humans and at 7-years-old they are learning, testing, and building their very own personalities—but can drive me crazy and test my ability to stay cool.
My husband and I sometimes feel like we are standing on a storm cloud and trying to grab any rain jacket or umbrella we can find.
Life, especially as a Mompreneur, takes such an effort and awareness to embrace who we are, flaws and all. It takes a high level of self-acceptance in your identity to feel confident in parenting—even when you may think you messed up.
Self-acceptance is the first step of the 3-steps I teach in my A-game formula. When the chaos gets out of control, I first use the Mel Robbins 5,4,3,2,1 exercise to slowly count down while taking deep breaths and then I accept the moment “AS IS” and remind myself that I have my own back and it will all be okay.
Having my own back, embracing my own self-love, emotions, awareness, and imperfections is the solid foundation in releasing the guilt and frustration during these unfavorable experiences.
If you experience chaos in life. You’ve got to have your own back.
Learn to embrace the moments of rain, thunder, and shine (and cranky kids!). You can be imperfect and still succeed, experience abundance, and witness the rainbows. You can feel all the emotions and still love yourself, your kids, and your life.
The moments of Mompreneur chaos won’t ever completely go away. However, they can get easier to navigate.
So if you have a moment or two of chaos, don’t accept guilt, don’t accept self-doubt, and instead embrace your moments with open arms for continued research on these life-storm moments.
Get curious about yourself, your emotions, your responses. Love your choices, love your path, and always have your own back. In the end, the twins got to school, I poured myself a coffee, played some music, and conquered the rest of my day.
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