Fishful Thinking Thursday - How to Be a Happier Mom
I love being a mom. There is truly no greater blessing in my life than my kids. Nothing in this world makes me smile or laugh the way that they do...
BUT there are days.
Days when I feel like a zombie because I've barely slept the night before. Days when if I have to scrub out one more stain or pick up one more toy, I think I'm going to scream! Days when I go to the grocery store and my fellow shoppers look at me like I'm crazy as I'm trying to wrestle my son back into the shopping cart. Days when I give the kids cereal for dinner because I can't even muster the strength to stand over a hot stove and cook a meal that the kids will barely eat anyway.
Barnett lists 8 ways to focus on the positive and improve your mommy mood including getting enough sleep! Most of us know that money can't buy happiness, but who knew that a good night's sleep just might? That's a key finding of that University of Michigan study. "Making sixty thousand more in annual income has less of an effect on your daily happiness than getting one extra hour of sleep a night," says study author Norbert Schwarz, Ph.D., a professor of psychology.
You've got to be kidding me...
I am going to bed early tonight!
*Your turn - What do you do to boost your mommy mood? Go for a morning run? Make cookies with your kids? Pull out your stash of chocolate? Do tell!
Click the fish and check out the new Goldfish Smiles site - all kinds of great ideas to create smiles and share special moments with your kiddos! (Have I mentioned how much I LOVE working with Goldfish?)