This adoptive and foster parenting journey can be challenging at times, that’s for sure. I am always looking for ways to make the journey easier, less overwhelming. One thing that can make a big impact is mindset. And the great thing about that is unlike so many things that are not in our control, our mindset is solely in our control.
One easy way to improve your mindset is to find the good in each day. Often, I ask the question on my Facebook page “What was one BRIGHT spot in your day today?” Some days, it can be really easy to find the bright spot. Some days we are lucky enough to have lots of bright spots to choose from. But, as adoptive & foster parents, we all know there are those days that it feels like the answer is nothing. Not one single bright spot. Zilch.
But I assure you, there is always a bright spot.
Sometimes it might be a little one such as 5 min to read a magazine. Or some brief “quiet” time while the kiddos are watching Frozen for the zillionth time. Or even a quick hideout in the pantry to escape and eat some chocolate. And even if the bright spot in the day was bedtime, it still was a bright spot.
A great way to end each day is to find your bright spot. Going to sleep with your bright spot on your mind rather than the replaying of the crappy parts of your day will bring a more peaceful sleep and a brighter start to tomorrow.
So I ask you… What was one bright spot in your day today? Pop on over to my Facebook page and let me know. Can’t wait to hear!