I love the title to this week's Mamavation Blogging Carnival, Less Stress More Calm. I certainly could use a bit more calm in my life. :) I don't think that I can't handle the stress, it's just more that I use negative self-talk a bit too much, and there's just nothing good or healthy that can come from that.
I was happy to see that Mamavation was hosting a hangout this past Monday with Beverly D. Flaxington, author of Self-Talk for a Calmer You. I don't know anyone who couldn't benefit from this book! As a person who has endured years of anxiety, I plan to read this book from beginning to end, taking plenty of notes. :)
I also realize that this negative self-talk is typically a learned behavior and I certainly don't want my children to pick up the habit. I want them to be able to monitor their own thoughts and correct them with positive self talk when they need. As a parent, I feel it's my responsibility to acquire the tools that can one day positively impact the rest of the family.