My family is action packed! It’s Crazy!
OK, I know – we’re all busy – everyone.
No one is really any more busy than anyone else – we all get to a point and it’s just “busy.”
The stresses of real life can get to us all – I have 4 kids that are involved in everything and every sport and I also have a fantastic wife that just embraces the chaos lifestyle. She LOVES it and helps to garner it.
No really – she’s even nicknamed our family Team CHAOS. (see article #1 in the BeAwesome archives) We have signs in our house announcing this and often gifts for the Holidays come to “Team Chaos.”
It’s exciting and wild and fun and also, at times, exhausting and dare I say?…overwhelming.
So this is just a quick tip today, something my dad said to me when I called him on edge one night. A simple “imagery” that made a difference for me and maybe helps you.
“When we used to take you to the fairs and amusement parks as a kid -You always liked the bigger rollercoasters and scarier rides. You wanted the full adrenaline hit and were always looking for the biggest and baddest. Well, that’s what you’ve got now . You’ve built a monster amusement park out of your life – You’ve got the big rides, the loud music, the clowns, the circus act, the $10 lemonades. You’ve built this life.”
“You’re living the dream and riding the big roller coaster, Babe! Parenthood rocks”
That was enough for me. Well stated and an Instant stress dropper. What caused me anxiety one minute gave me pride, excitement and a feeling of well being the next.