I remember when I was an athlete, before every game my dad would tell me to visualize, to focus. He would say, “picture yourself blowing down the field. Envision yourself scoring.” Sadly, I was probably the lowest scoring forward in the history of the world, but the days that I focused and mentally prepared for games, those were the games I played the best. And like soccer, life and all of it’s challenges also require a great deal of focus. Every single one of us has our challenges. Some challenges are great fun. Like this blog. I have been comparing it to being a mom for the first time. It is totally foreign. You are literally cross eyed with exhaustion. But you don’t care because you are obsessed. New blogger, mom, kind of the same. Not really. Do you smell what I am stepping in? TSP=Positive Challenge. Good things are happening. It’s because of focus. And then of course there are the life challenges that blow balls. I can’t tell you how often I want to go full blown fetal posish and just suck my thumb, but I can’t. So instead I take the challenges head on and I remind myself to take care of me while I go. When I do that, when I put me first, that focus, on the “hard shit” becomes just another day in the life. Onward and upward. Stay focused! Happy Motivational Monday.
Lifestyle blogger. Mom and wife. Saucy homemaker with heart and a touch for the sentimental. Obsessed with food, the home, and sustainable living.