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one step at a time

This week I noticed my brain (and my entire being) becoming totally overwhelmed.

My to-do list is a mile long.

The next 4 months of my life will be full of changes, letting go, and new beginnings.

It’s all amazing and yet, I noticed my brain telling me, “It’s too much.”

“You’ll never get it all done.”
“Where will you start?”
“How is it possible?”
“It’s all on you and it’s too much to manage.”

And these thoughts – are the reason I’m feeling overwhelmed.

I don’t really want to feel overwhelmed. I want to feel calm, focused and excited about my life. I want to enjoy my kids, enjoy the freedoms I have, and move toward the future I’ve been working so hard to create. And when I allow myself to feel calm, focused and excited – I remember that I just need to take one step at a time.

Where in your life do you get overwhelmed? What if you could create a sense of calm instead and just take one step at a time?

Life by the yard is hard. Life by the inch is a cinch.

Take one step. Then another. Believe you can – and you will.

Have a beautiful weekend – you deserve it <3

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this is so much fun

It’s your *Think it Thursday* and this is so much fun!

Have I mentioned lately the importance of doing fun things in your life?

I used to think that was so frivolous.
I used to think, “Must be nice…. But I don’t have the time.”

The truth is- there is too little time in life NOT to have fun.

This week I started a new practice of writing down all the fun things I’ve built into my week and posting it by my bed. I see it every morning and every night. And every time I walk by.

My life is busy. 3 kids, my business, and all the craziness of life that creeps into the day.

But when I see that list, I get excited about all of those little things.

It might be a phone call you plan to have with a friend. Or picking up your favorite shampoo that’s on sale at Beauty Brands. Maybe it’s date night, or a walk, or choosing a paint color for your bedroom.

List everything you want to feel excited about.

Think about those things all through the week.

It’s magical.

Have a great day, one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire

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Incomplete

*Think it Thursday* and incomplete –

One of the biggest challenges of motherhood is being okay with incomplete.

It’s hard to measure success in the daily tasks of raising kids.

What’s clean one minute, is a disaster the next.

There are new problems every day.

You don’t feel like you’re checking many boxes.

I get it. And I help my clients with this all the time.

If you feel like you’re not getting anywhere, you’re probably frustrated and unfulfilled.

You wonder if what you’re doing is worthwhile.

And overtime, you may even wonder if you’re worthwhile.

It’s a trap I see women fall into all the time.

If you can relate, stop for a minute and think.

What if your worth and contribution is great, even without checking any boxes?
What if you are complete, even if the tasks around you aren’t?
What would be different if you felt confident that who you are matters?

And that you make a difference?

Think about it.

Click here if you’d like a little help.

Have a great day, one thought at a time!

Xo
-Molly Claire

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I usually have trash in my car…

Hey Mamas! It’s *Think it Thursday* and I usually have trash in my car…

Last week a new client came to me wondering, “how is everyone else doing it?”
(referring to motherhood and life.)
Do you ever wonder that too?

Everyone else seems to be holding it together.

A clean house.
A balanced meal on the table at night.
Homework help.
Staying in shape.
Happy kids.
Booming career.
How is everyone else doing this?

The truth is that everyone is doing great at some things, okay at others, and some things – they aren’t doing at all. And maybe that’s okay.

One of the things my friend Sherry loves about me is that every time she gets in my car I say, “don’t let any trash fall out.”
And we laugh.

Because it’s true – there’s trash in my car.

My kid’s granola bar wrappers, school papers, empty water bottles… they are everywhere most of the time. I’m not good at asking them to clear stuff out. Sometimes I’m rushing or scatter-brained. And sometimes I just don’t spend the energy worrying about it.

I used to feel embarrassed, but I don’t any more. I’m doing my best and that has to be enough.

I’m doing great at some things.
Getting by when it comes to others.
And some things, are just not happening in my life.

I can still choose to have my own back.
And so can you.

Notice what’s going great.
Do your best to improve.
Let some things go.

Love yourself no matter what.

Have a great day, one thought at a time!
xo
-Molly Claire

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the secret to more energy

It’s *Think it Thursday* and I’m sharing with you the secret to more energy.

I’m teaching you something today that is my lifeline.

Some of you know I have chronic fatigue and it’s a constant challenge.

But this concept I’m telling you about, is a game changer.

Because we all get exhausted and worn out, especially as a mom.

My secret – energy management.

We hear a lot about time management, but the truth is that if you had more energy, you would make much better use of your time, right?

You can’t create more hours in the day, but you can create more energy.

There are certain things you do that energize you – maybe it’s alone time, maybe it’s social time.  Maybe it’s laughing or creating.  Take a minute to notice what energizes you.

There are other things that require more mental and emotional energy.  Leading kids in chores, balancing the budget, or sifting through your schedule for the week… stack these up and it could leave you spent, exhausted, with nothing left to give.

The key is to plan and manage your activities based on how they impact your energy.  The right combination is all the difference.

Think about this.  Time is finite.  There are 24 hour every day, period.

Energy is fluid.  You can manage your energy by building in plenty of activities that increase your energy, amongst those that drain it.

So today, here is your assignment:

List energizing and energy-depleting activities.  Plan them in to support you having sustained energy.  Revisit this idea often and just notice how you have the ability to manage your energy.

Magic.

Have a great day – one thought at a time!

Xoxo

-Molly Claire