Start looking at things with an abundance mindset.
The key to successful, healthy, and joyful parenting is the abundance mindset. It’s believing that you DO have enough love, time, and patience. It’s believing that YOU are enough. But before we can fully understand abundance mindset, we need to understand scarcity mindset.
Studio 5 Parenting Contributor Heather Johnson explains.
How To Develop an Abundance Mindset
Know were you are lacking
We tend to lack an abundance mindset when it come to time, love and ourselves (and our abilities) We have to make sure that these three areas get our attention.
Focus on what you want to see more of
Instead of focusing on what you don’t have enough of. Instead of focusing on what we are missing. We have to focus on what we want to see more of. Then it is more likely to come to pass and we will work to achieve it.
Set generous limits
Live with the understanding that there is enough time for everything This is especially important when it comes to parenting. We tend to think that there is never enough time to do all the things, or to let our kids do everything. They cant do homework and play video games and do crafts or play with friends. The more we have this scarcity mindset, the more frustrated our relationships with our kids will get. When we teach our kids and run our homes with generous limits, there is much less fighting and arguing because we are not forcing our kids to always choose. There is time for everything.
Check your stories
What “stories” do we tell ourselves in our heads? How do we talk to ourselves? Are we always telling ourselves AND others that there is not enough….? Instead, tell stories of GRATITUDE.
Have a growth mindset
Growth mindset means that we are open to the fact that with hard work and dedication, there can be growth. This is so different from a fixed mindset which is the belief that we are born with smarts and talents and that is where things end. A growth mindset leads to an abundant life!