10 Mindset Shifts For Moms

by Ann deBruyn

Today, I have 10 mindset shifts to share with you.

The reason I’m sharing these shifts with you is that an enormous part of becoming mindful is choosing what to think on purpose instead of living unconsciously by your default thinking.

Most of the work we do inside Grow You, my mindfulness community for moms, is around mindset. The examples below are a taste of what that’s like.

Enjoy!

MINDSET SHIFT #1

Instead of thinking: 

I have too much on my plate right now. Try thinking: I was made for this.

MINDSET SHIFT #2

Instead of thinking: 

This season of life is just so hard. Try thinking: This season is hard AND I can do hard things.

MINDSET SHIFT #3

Instead of thinking: 

It’s not fair my husband doesn’t help out in the way I need him to. Try thinking: We each contribute to our household in different ways, and that’s how it’s supposed to be.

More on this here in my free course, How To Deal With A Challenging Relationship.

MINDSET SHIFT #4

Instead of thinking: 

The mornings are such a struggle to get everyone out the door. Try thinking: When my kids struggle, they’re learning life lessons, and I can show up in a way that’s loving and supportive without mirroring their struggle.

MINDSET SHIFT #5

Instead of thinking: 

My sister in law shouldn’t have acted that way—it was really inconsiderate. Try thinking: I’m sure my sister in law had a good reason for doing what she did.

MINDSET SHIFT #6

Instead of thinking: 

I never have any “me time” and it’s exhausting. Try thinking: I define what “me time” is and I can enjoy alone time in the shower.

MINDSET SHIFT #7

Instead of thinking: 

I can’t believe I did that. I know better. My kids deserve better. Try thinking: I’m half amazing and half mess and that’s how it’s supposed to be. I’m the exact mom my kids are supposed to have.

In my free class, How To Become A More Mindful Mom, I lay out four specific steps you can start to take today to be on your way to becoming the mindful mom you always wanted to be.

MINDSET SHIFT #8

Instead of thinking: 

I have so much mom guilt about taking time for myself. Try thinking: I’m a human, not a robot. When I do things for myself, I re-energize. This is a good thing and makes me a better woman and mom.

MINDSET SHIFT #9

Instead of thinking: 

My anxiety is driving me crazy. Try thinking: I’m open to feeling all my emotions, including anxiety.

MINDSET SHIFT #10

Instead of thinking: 

I try so hard and I’m at my limit. I feel like I’m failing as a mom. Try thinking: Making mistakes is part of being a mom. I’m trying my best and can do it differently next time.

A Final Note!

There’s nothing in your circumstances that you need to learn to “manage” better.

It’s only your inner world (your mindset and emotions) that need managing.

Start by shifting your mindset and you’ll see your world change.