I just ate a plate of whip cream. It was good! Creamy + sweet…mm, mm….
What’s so cool about this?
That I allowed myself to follow through on a DESIRE I had. I could have told myself NO. Not healthy.
I could have told myself, this isn’t a good idea, you haven’t eaten dinner yet + besides do you really need a plate of whip cream Andrea?
The answer to that is NO. I didn’t need a plate of whip cream- I just felt like a plate of whip cream would be fun + delicious.
After eating this plate of whip cream I felt full and satisfied. I listened to my desire and I was therefore appeased.
My interactions with my family were calm + comfortable as a result. I felt happy. Happy to follow through with something I wanted.
This feeling of satisfaction and comfortableness then creates an energy in your life that begins to permeate your family life + affects your kids- eventually affecting their wellbeing too.
Denying yourself things + experiences you desire leads to crankiness, even anger + resentment. This we all know doesn’t feel so good, for us or our kids.
If you want something different and better for yourself + your kids for 2015 start with identifying your DESIRES- your TRUE desires.
Not what you think you should have or should do, but start with how do you want to feel?
Happy. Free. Relaxed. Connected. Content with yourself. Content with your life. Content with your kids.
Once you become clear how you want to feel for 2015, then think about 3-5 things you truly desire to experience in 2015 and list these as your 2015 intentions.
My family + I will be sitting down over the next couple of days and will be talking about what went well for 2014 + then writing down how we want to feel + what we desire for ourselves for 2015.
To aid the process of creating new + refreshed circumstances in your life, setting intentions- writing them down, speaking them out loud- both of these steps really help.
What is it you DESIRE for 2015?
When you make your desires a priority in your life, instead of a guilty pleasure, you begin to create a ripple effect of powerful change in you + your family’s life.
Go for it! You and your family deserve the BEST!
Wishing you fun as you follow your DESIRES!
PS Want to know how else you can create more of what you really want for your kids, their wellbeing + yours too? My book (if I do say so myself) contains some pretty cool ideas that I used to help heal my sons of autism spectrum disorders.