March 7, 2014

Becoming A Better Mom... One Click At A Time

Sometimes I get stuck in a 'mommy rut'.  When I'm in these ruts, I am extra hard on myself, and not happy.  When I'm extra hard on myself & not happy, that means I'm not the mom I want to be for my cute girls. 

(please tell me I'm not the only mom that gets this way sometimes!)

I'm not here to say I've found a magical potion that will completely take away your mommy rut, but I am here to tell you about something I have found that helps me when I get stuck in this mind trap I set for myself.

Are you ready for it?

Here it is...


Confused??

Let me explain.

One mom (a mom just like you & me) heard someone say that we think over 300 negative thoughts a day.  She wanted to know if that was true, so she held a personal experiment.  She got a clicker and started counting.  After a week of clicking for each negative thought, she felt down right depressed!

She knew something had to change, so she changed her experiment.

She started clicking for each of her positive thoughts.  She felt more motivation, strength & confidence than she had ever felt before.  Once she realized the change this was in her life, she decided to share this confidence & optimism with the world.  Hilary Weeks (yes, the singer) then started billionclicks.org.

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I love this website.  They sell the clickers (& other inspirational products) and they give you a place to log your clicks.  Their goal is to reach a billion clicks!

So, now when I get stuck in my 'mommy rut', I just pull out my clicker.  Sometimes I click for each positive thought, but other times, I set different goals for myself so I can reach my ultimate goal of being a more attentive, loving & happy mom. 



Do you feel like you need a boost as a mom?  Here are some ways you can encourage yourself by clicking:

Click every time you...
  • compliment your child
  • give your child a hug
  • stop yourself from yelling at your child :) (and give yourself a big pat on the back for that one!)
  • spend 15 uninterrupted minutes with your child 
  • think of something you're grateful for (kind of a mental gratitude journal)
  • think a positive thought 

And because Hillary & BillionClicks.org is that great, they want to offer TWO of you a clicker!

I'm really excited about this giveaway because it's not just a prize you are getting, it's a game changer - something that will help you to live a happier life!  Now that's something to be excited about!

She's also offered my readers a discount code... WAHOO!!!  (I love me a good deal!)

Just enter the code 'strong14' to get 15% off your order through the month of April.

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PS - In case you're wondering, I've had 200 clicks so far!

For more ways to train your mind to be more grateful, click here.

And if you want one of their buttons for your blog, just grab the code below!


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18 comments:

  1. What a cool idea! I love this, I also think we need to say positive things about ourselves out loud so we model positive self talk for our kids.

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    1. Maria, you are so right! I hadn't even thought about that when righting this post. Thank you so much for commenting & sharing your great idea!

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  2. Kindness can be so contagious. This is a really great concept. I'm impressed you have 200 clicks! I think it would also be fun to use it to remind us to compliment our husbands, kids, family members, friends, and coworkers.

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  3. My favorite quote is "We learn from daily life that we exist for other people"

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  4. "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit"....it's useful at our house!

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  5. Be the girl that you were too lazy to be yesterday!

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  6. This is my favorite right now "You don't have a soul. You are a soul, you have a body."
    prado23maria@hotmail.com

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  7. my favorite right now is "if opportunity doesn't knock build a door."

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  8. "He who has a why to live can bear almost any how"

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  9. "Be the change you see in the world"

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  10. Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

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  11. When you think things are bad, it's always worse for someone else. (cryptic, I know, but it helps me alot!)

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  12. Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

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  13. I like "The Happiness of Your Life Depends on kthe Quality of Your Thoughts." kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you!

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  14. My favorite inspiring quote is:
    “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”

    ― John Wesley

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  15. What a cool idea! Love it.

    Http://buildingmommymuscles.com

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I actually really love it when you comment! ;)

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