How do you know when you are doing an excellent job as a parent, and more specifically, as a mom? How do you know that what you are doing is the best for your family?
One way that we tend to judge is we judge ourselves based on clips of another person’s life on social media. We look at their lives and make a quick decision about how this person has it figured out.
When you can see, their children looking and smiling at the camera simultaneously, pictures of husbands helping, and he seems to enjoy it, doesn’t even look coerced or bribed. How is this woman doing these things? How is her life so perfect?
Here are my top 5 rules to living YOUR best life.
5 Ways Moms Can Live Their Best Life and Be the Happiest Parent Possible
1. Avoid Unfair Comparisons of Your Life
Do not hinder progress with an unfair comparison of your life. Judging your life based on someone’s on social media is a definite way to hinder progress
2. Social Media IS NOT the Standard
Do not make social media the standard. Social media offers the opportunity to create a perfect life; things can be photoshopped and made to look perfect.
A screaming match can follow that same picture of the happy husband.
Social media brings out the voyeurism in some people, the ability to view and watch but not participate something we have now become accustomed. It is not real life, and you cannot compare your life to that.
3. Further Your Success with Resources and Knowledge
Success is having realistic expectations of what can be done with the tools that you have. Get acquainted with more resources. The most essential and only thing you need to be successful is to acquire and become knowledgeable with the resources that you need.
If you want #winparenting, purchase parenting books, attend parenting classes, read this article, etc. Get the tools that you need to move to the next phase.
4. Put What You Know Into Practice
You can read tons of parenting books, but not have excellent parenting skills. The information you are receiving from the books will not be useful if you do not put them into practice. Try it to see whether or not it is going to work for you and make adjustments as needed.
5. Failure is Part of Success
When you fail, it is the first step to succeeding. It means that you tried it, and can now you can make a note of how to improve next time. Becoming successful at anything especially as a parent, it must be repeated several times
Consistency is the best way to achieve success. Parenting changes with each milestone, so what worked previously will not work again, and what did not work.