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How To Create Lasting Change As A Mom

[Embark on a transformative journey with our guide on creating lasting change. Whether you’re looking to reinvent yourself in a week or completely overhaul your life in a year, our actionable steps will lead you towards a fulfilling life with intention and purpose.]

Feeling like you aren’t making progress towards your goals?

When you are setting a goal for yourself, when you have this vision for yourself, and you realize, you need to create this new habit to make your vision come to life.

You have amazing intentions.

You decide what it is you need to do.

Maybe there’s an action you want to take every day. You set yourself up for success. Maybe you want to work out in the mornings to feel to feel strong in your body.

Each day, you need to take an action towards that goal.

And so to set yourself up, you set out your workout clothes the night before, your workout clothes the night before. And you go to bed at a time that helps you to easily and effortlessly wake up in the morning.

You do these beautiful things, and maybe one or two days into it, you start struggling, and you start hearing your mind saying things like, “Oh, that is just too hard. Oh, I don’t have time for this. Oh, I’m fine the way I am. I’m strong enough.”

All these little thoughts start to creep up.

And when you notice them, you might be telling yourself, “Oh, am I self-sabotaging? Oh, why can’t I do these things? Oh, I’m just not cut out for this.”

Whatever hurdles are coming up for you as you move towards your goals…Here’s a simple but powerful step by step guide to help you overcome the bumps on the road on the way to achieving your goals and dreams!

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[Disclaimer: The information shared is from personal experiences and/or research. We’re not medical professionals. We share in hopes that it will help you tap into new insights and inspire you. Everything shared is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Always seek the guidance of a trusted health professional for your unique journey.]

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Embracing Lasting Change with Intention and Courage

Change is a seed you plant within yourself, a vision you dare to dream. Embarking on this journey requires not just intention but courage to continually connect with this new way of being. It’s about more than adopting new habits; it’s about reshaping your life in alignment with your deepest desires and aspirations. Let’s explore how to nurture this seed of change with love, patience, and resilience.

Step 1: Reflect on Your Why with Depth

Catherine emphasizes the importance of connecting with your ‘why’ on a soulful level. This deep reflection is not just about understanding your motivations but also about aligning them with your essence and life’s purpose. Ask yourself, what drives you at your core? What vision do you hold for your life? This profound understanding will be the guiding star of your journey.

Step 2: Set Clear, Soul-Aligned Goals

Drawing inspiration from the podcast, setting goals becomes a sacred act of declaring your intentions to the universe. Make your goals SMART, but also infuse them with the essence of who you are and who you aspire to be. This alignment ensures that your goals resonate with your soul’s deepest desires, making them more compelling and attainable.

Step 3: Cultivate a Supportive Environment

As Catherine advises, your environment significantly impacts your ability to thrive and grow. Surround yourself with positivity, both in your physical space and your social circle. Create an environment that reflects your goals and aspirations, and be mindful of the company you keep. Ensure they uplift and support your journey towards change.

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Step 4: Implement Small, Intentional Habits

Embrace the power of small, daily habits that align with your vision. Consistency is key, as Catherine notes, even when it feels challenging. Acknowledge the small steps you take each day, understanding that each one brings you closer to your desired state of being.

Step 5: Celebrate Progress with Love

Celebration is an act of gratitude and recognition. Celebrate your milestones, no matter how small, with a heart full of love and appreciation. This positive reinforcement builds momentum and encourages continued growth.

Step 6: Be Patient and Kind to Yourself

Change is a journey filled with ups and downs. Catherine’s message of self-compassion reminds us to be patient and kind to ourselves, especially in moments of struggle. Recognize that setbacks are part of the process, and approach them with understanding and grace.

Step 7: Adapt and Adjust with Flexibility

Flexibility is crucial for sustainable change. As you evolve, so too will your goals and methods. Be open to adjusting your path as you gain new insights and experiences. This adaptability ensures that your journey remains aligned with your evolving self.

Expanding on our journey of change, here are four additional steps to integrate into your path of transformation:

Step 8: Learn to Embrace Uncertainty

Change often comes hand-in-hand with uncertainty. Embrace it. See it as the soil where new possibilities grow. Learning to be comfortable with not knowing what’s next is part of the growth process.

Step 9: Seek Knowledge and Inspiration

Constant learning fuels change. Read books, listen to podcasts like Soul Care Mom, and seek stories of others who’ve transformed their lives. This can be a powerful motivator and give you fresh ideas to apply to your own journey.

Step 10: Practice Mindfulness and Presence

Being present in the moment allows you to make conscious choices that align with your goals for change. Mindfulness practices can help you maintain your focus and remain grounded amidst the flux of transformation.

Step 11: Cultivate Resilience

Building resilience is crucial for sustaining change. When you encounter obstacles, having the mental and emotional toughness to persevere will keep you moving forward. Resilience can be developed through self-care, positive thinking, and problem-solving skills.

A Journey of Change, Love, and Empowerment

Creating lasting change is a journey of love, intention, and empowerment. It’s about embracing your journey with all its challenges and triumphs. Remember, you are capable of extraordinary things when you approach change with an open heart and a resilient spirit. Let’s embark on this journey together, nurtured by the wisdom of those who have walked this path before us.

So let me know, what is your vision?

What is your goal for yourself in this season?

And how are you showing up for yourself?

How are you reconnecting with that vision, even when it feels hard, even when you notice those old patterns of thought coming up.

You have got this love. You can do it.

And I want you to know that you are right where you need to be on your journey. You are more than enough, and you are so loved.

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Sending You So Much Love!

Catherine Wilde - Founder of Soul Care Mom - Self Care For Busy Moms - A Mom Coach, Helping Busy Moms, Like You, Release Mom Guilt & Go From Anxious Mom To Calm Mom

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