Going Into Battle
War is hard. Have you ever noticed how in the old civil war movies, the soldiers always yell and scream and run to the battlefield?
Why is that?
It’s because offense is more effective than defense. The attacker has an advantage and they are more likely to succeed if they attack than if they let they enemy just happen upon them, unprepared. So they make a plan, pump themselves up, and charge to victory.
What does this have to do with motherhood?
Have you ever felt “attacked” by your day? Like things just kept coming at you and you couldn’t get on top of it all?
I have too. It’s exhausting, discouraging and overwhelming.
A few years ago I decided I’d had enough. It was time for me to go on the offense.
Time to put on my facepaint, raise my fists, scream and run into my day before it runs over me.
It hasn’t been easy and it hasn’t been perfect, but it has been worth it. My meager battles have yielded so much victory.
I recently read a book called What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings–and Life The author, Laura Vanderkam says:
“Once things become habitual, they operate as automatic processes, which consume less willpower.” Take, for instance, brushing your teeth. Most of us don’t stand there arguing with ourselves every morning about whether we want to brush or not, whether it’s worth the effort of getting to the sink, whether the sensation of toothbrush bristles scrubbing around one’s mouth is particularly pleasant. It’s simply a morning ritual.
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