Keeping it positive

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.


About tranquilamama

Juggling parenthood, housework and working outside the home in the corporate world with my wonderful husband. Mom to 2 beautiful girls. PPD and PPA survivor. The title of my blog is after a phrase that was repeated to me in Spain during my semester abroad in college. It roughly translates to relax and calm down. Trying to tame my inner perfectionist and just be a good enough mom.
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2 Responses to Keeping it positive

  1. jamesandjax says:

    That’s a great list. Number 4 is one I need to work on when it comes to the people in my life. I tend to back off/shut down when I’m upset or annoyed, rather than letting it go and just being myself. I’m also trying harder to change my self-talk, too. Thanks for reminding me about that! And for linking up!

    • It is a challenge daily to let things go. I have a tendency to hold grudges. I am trying really hard to change that. I just keep reminding myself that we are all human and we are all just trying to make it in this journey called life.

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