Hey, Hey! How is it going Frugalites? I hope March is treating you well! I have been juggling several different projects plus a full-time job. Ahh! Yes, it can get chaotic, but I am so glad that I get to spend all this time working on my mindset and my businesses.
I know that every single mompreneur or mom out there wonders how to stay positive. I have had this issue before! No sales, worried all the time, wondering if this is it and I should just throw in the towel. I am here to tell you, TO KEEP GOING! You have to think about it this way: If you stop now, right this minute, how many people will be without what you can offer to the world? A lot. You need to learn to keep going. I am going to let you know a secret: everyone has dips. I will talk about the dip more on a later date. The general idea of the dip is at the beginning, you reap in the rewards pretty easily, you see the progress that you are making. Eventually, it gets harder and harder. You fall into a dip. You have two options at this point: Quit or Be Successful.
In order to be successful, you need to start each and every single day out with a positive thought! What did you do yesterday that made today better? Go off of that. Have a journal and write down your positives. Write the positives throughout the day that you thought of, go through the previous day today, and every single week, think about what you have done and write it down.
Focus on the good things, however small. So you are going through your day, you hit a road block. Dang, now you have two options: Be Upset or Find Something Good to Do. Let’s say you hit traffic and now you are delaying your ride home. Do you become upset or do you turn on your favorite Podcast and learn more? Always find the positives in a bad situation. Just find a way to experiment and try something new!
Turn Failures into Success. Every single person fails. Read that again: Every single person fails! The Dip is a good way to remember this. Just because you are there and you need to find your way out, you can quit or succeed. Just because you had a bad day, write it down. As aforementioned, you can have a journal to vent your frustrations as well, but make sure that the journal is separate from your Positive Journal. The Negative Journal is for you to be able to see you at your worst days. Only look at the Negative Journal when you feel like you haven’t been any worse than you have previously.
Focus on the Present. My absolute favorite quote is this: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” – Eleanor Roosevelt. The reason that I love this quote is because it’s true. Just because your boss just yelled at you, just because your customer is mad about something, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONSENT TO BE UPSET. If your boss yelled at you five minutes ago, is that anything to hold on to? No. Be positive in the moment.
Transform Negative Self-Talk into Positive Self-Talk. The Dip is an excellent example of this yet again! Do not be a Negative Nancy, be a Positive Penny! Think about it this way: You are starting a new project at work or you are learning something new. You might be bad at it, you might be good, but are you the best? Maybe, but there is always room for improvement. You may feel like you will never get to be the best, but this is where Baby Steps come into place. Baby Steps are those little things that make you become the best. Repeat this mantra to yourself: Once I get more practice, I will be better at this. Turn “I shouldn’t be done this” to “that did not work as planned, maybe next time.”
When you are going through the motions and you feel like you want to be negative. Find another way around it. Figure out what you can do to change the way you feel in that moment. You have the power to make those decisions to be positive. You can do anything that you put your mind to.