#My3Things Positive Parenting Motivator: Week 19

11th January 2015
After a few weeks break again (things have been hectic to say the least!) My 3 Things is now back! 
#My3Things is my way to try to value myself and my parenting a bit more, so I’ve created this and a linky for other bloggers to join in with too.

Each week I list three things that have not gone so well that week, three things I want to focus on improving next week, and ending the post with three things I’ve done really well. The reason it’s in this order is because you should always end on a positive! 

It’s not about telling yourself off, or criticising, it’s about self improvement and recognising the skills and good things about us which we always ignore. Yes it starts by looking at what wasn’t too good, but this is so you can reflect on why these may have gone wrong and then look at how to avoid this next week- we learn from our mistakes!

The linky is to keep me and you guys motivated- thanks to all those who joined in last week and hope to see you again this week! 
If you don’t have time to write a post like this, feel free to link up with a post you’ve written this week showing happy parenting times or achievements!

3 Things That Were Not So Good This Week
  • I found out that my car was very dangerous to the point that one road bump could have taken the bottom of the car off right where my son sits! It looks as if the problem was there long before I bought it, so the garage sold it to me with a possible “fake” MOT pass. Scared me so much I cannot tell you, and I basically had to try to find the money for a new car the following day! 
  • My son’s heart operation is this week and I am scared! Don’t feel very organised for it!
  • My healthy eating has not gone well this week, I have been comfort eating due to all the different stressors! 

3 Things I Want To Focus On Next Week
  • Being strong for my little boy throughout his heart surgery and his recovery.
  • Getting my healthy eating back on track and even starting my exercise again.
  • Looking for some paid work as I haven’t found any this year so far!

3 Things I’ve Done WELL This Week
  • I have not had a breakdown like I usually would when my car problem occurred. I was stressed, but I sorted it out quickly. 
  • I have done a lot of decluttering in our home to the point that I rather like the way the place is looking now! Helps clear my mind too.
  • I have managed to stay cool and calm about my son’s surgery and the imminent trek we will be undertaking to London for it. 

Now it’s your turn…


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  • Unknown

    12th January 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Sending many thoughts with you this week I hope his surgery goes well xxx

  • Little Mans Mum

    13th January 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Hope the surgery goes well xxx

  • Lakes Single Mum

    15th January 2015 at 10:19 pm

    A lovely idea to do this! Hope the surgery goes well and that you get your health kick back on track

  • Natasha

    15th January 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Great idea…fingers crossed all goes well with his surgery xx

  • Unknown

    16th January 2015 at 9:48 am

    This is such a great idea. Think too often we can focus too much on all the negative things so it's great to finish on 3 positives.

  • Ojo

    17th January 2015 at 2:40 pm

    I hope everything goes well for your sons surgery, what a scary time. Well done on not getting too stressed, I am totally not like that lol xx

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