Mom, believe it or not, you can make a difference in the world and in the life of your son by treating yourself well. Some people think that if you want to make the most of your time, you need to be fully unselfish and prioritize other people and things over your own. But I'm here to tell you this isn't true.
Kindness is contagious; if you're self-aware, it can spread to others.
You'll eventually burn out and lose your cool if you don't take care of your own wants and needs. Life is too short to ignore your deepest desires and the things you know God has called you toward. Despite your best efforts to convince yourself that what you're doing is for the greater good, the results will be the exact reverse.
Even if you think you've managed to keep your tension to yourself, people will be able to tell. They'll notice you're a bit short-tempered or snappy. Or maybe you have muscle tension and a slight nervous tick. It's also possible that you'll be distracted and visibly upset when you'd typically be socializing. The energy doesn't lie, even if you won't admit to it.
That's a lot of pressure to put on yourself. You may be surprised at how easily a stressed-out state of mind can spread among others, especially if you're still raising a young son in the home.
Have you ever been in the presence of someone who appears to be having a good time? Isn't it contagious how positive they are? You'll probably have a better day as a result of being around them.
It's important to keep in mind the inverse is also true. Even if you don't mean to, you may wind up making someone feel down or drained because your stress is rubbing off on them. That's why it's important to tend to your own state of mind. It brings you peace, while also helping everyone around you.
With your personal problems being managed, you can then pass on a cheerful attitude to the world. You don't even have to try to do this. Keep a happy outlook on life and you'll find that your happiness rubs off on others, including the cashier at your neighborhood grocery store.
You can also deliberately spread a positive vibe around. Give real praise to everyone you meet, whether they're a buddy or a complete stranger. Tell your loved ones how much you appreciate them. They'll be grateful for the information.
Additionally, you may have a sense of well-being as a result of engaging in these activities. It's yet another example of how a small act of kindness can brighten someone else's day.
If you're up for the challenge, you can go even further. Think of new hobbies and ideas that are both pleasant to you and beneficial to others.
With a little brainstorming, you'll likely come up with a number of ways in which your unique talents can improve the world. Remember, you are a child of God and he has placed natural gifts within you for a reason.
For example, join your local Habitat For Humanity chapter and volunteer on the weekends. Or join a group at your church to help your community.
Not only will you feel good about how you're spending your time, but you can also set an example for your son while helping the world. You can boost your self-esteem by knowing you've made a difference.
Your job is to find your true self. Just that act alone does a lot for helping the world. You can inspire others to find their true selves and the world will be a happier place for all you come into contact with.
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