Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space, your mental space, lies your power to choose your response, and your response will determine how you feel and how you view the world.
As mothers we are often in knee-jerk mode*. In this state, when a stimulus comes our way, we do not have the mental space to choose our best response.
It is, therefore, imperative to elongate our mental space, so we can consciously and deliberately choose a response that serves us and our children, and help us create a fulfilled life.
This episode of The Tough Mothers Podcast details what mental space is, why you must elongate yours to thrive in motherhood, and three ways you can create more mental space today.
Key takeaways from this episode of the Tough Mothers Podcast:
♥ Make motherhood easier by learning how to consciously choose our responses.
♥ Knee-jerking your way through motherhood will make you unhappy.
♥ You can train your brain and mind to create more mental space and thrive.
* Tune in to the episode to find out what a knee-jerk reaction is.
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In this episode you will learn:
[3.45] What is mental space?
[5.00] How motherhood is like a game of whack-a-mole.
[7.57] Motherhood trains our brain and mind to have a short mental space.
[11.00] What drives our knee-jerk reaction?
[13.55] Everything is a stimulus!
[15.30] Be happy in motherhood by elongating your mental space
[17.15] How to train your brain and mind to elongate your mental space
[20.15] The importance of deliberately choosing our response to every stimulus
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♥ WORK WITH ME to elongate your mental space in motherhood and thrive without even thinking about it.
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We implement a three-step framework to:
1) Help you understand how becoming a mother changes you, your brain and your mind
2) Show you how you can use these changes to create more mental space, to truly thrive in motherhood.
3) Teach you simple, science-based exercises you can easily modify to your unique self (and to fit into your busy day) to create more mental space, feel more fulfilled and be a truly happy mother.
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If the topics in this episode are triggering for you, or if you need support, please contact your doctor or local mental health service. Simply Google “mental health help”.