My friend Jaime wrote this post the other day about celebrating the positive that we do every day. I loved this idea. I still struggle with taking things personally, and I am my own worst critic. My inner monologue when I struggled with postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety ripped my self-worth to shreds. I told myself repeatedly that I was a failure as a wife and as a mom. A key to my recovery has been changing my self talk. I counter those negative thoughts with positive thoughts. I talk to myself like I would talk to my best friend.
1. Today I decided to start the morning with a clear focus of what I wanted to accomplish at work. That helps me prioritize my day.
2. I worked out.
3. I listened to music to help myself stay motivated.
4. I socialized with my coworkers instead of letting the frustrations from yesterday keep me from being pleasant.
5. I made an effort to connect with my husband during the middle of our busy workdays.