I’m not a fan of negativity, pessimism, glass half empty rhetoric, or anything of the sort. I used to think that most others felt the same way. Then I delved a little deeper and I was kinda surprised at what I found. The mommy world certainly has its fill of Debbie Downers, controversy seekers, and complainers.

As a mom, I try my hardest to do the right things for my family. I read empowering books, set goals for success, and have a positive attitude with myself and others. As you already know, it’s extremely hard to keep this outlook all of the time. In fact, I’m quite sure that it’s probably impossible. Especially when I’m Owning it and OM’ing it all day long! That being said, I do what I can to keep myself from going over to the dark side. Motherhood is certainly not always easy, but nothing worth doing ever is.

Some moms often wonder how to stay positive in their thoughts and actions, especially when times are tough or when they’re unhappy or unsatisfied. Some moms even find it hard to be positive when things are well. This is when we start comparing our lives to others, judging and criticizing others (often to make ourselves feel better), and thriving on being negative: Whoa is me, the sky is falling! You’re an overachiever! blah blah blah. Sometimes we start to sound like kindergarteners!

Okay mommies, real change comes from within:

1. Recognize where you are and focus on where you want to be.

2. Make your decisions with positive intent and purpose.

3. Choose to surround yourself with positive, successful (work, mommyhood, friendship) and inspiring people.

4. Offer the best you have to others.

5. Blaze your own trail.