In between overdoing it

5 weeks of scaryAs mom’s sometimes we feel like we are in a rut. Caring for the family, cooking meals, doing laundry, rinse and repeat. Right? Sometimes we forget we are more than just moms. We are women with hopes, dreams and ambitions. People who have our own feelings outside of the diaper changes, veggie battles and school car line.  So here is what we are going to do. We are going to get ban together, challenge  and support each other for the next 5Saturdays. This challenge is designed to get you in touch with who you are, or who you once were. To shake things up and remind you that you are a mom and you are capable of amazing things, you just might not have had the opportunity of reason to do them for a while.

This challenge is 5 weeks of doing something that scares you, makes you feel vulnerable and pushes you out of your comfort zone. Something that  pushes you to try something new, makes you feel unprepared and even a bit stupid. These actions are intended to make you realize you can do more than you think you can do.

Each week I will post one overcoming a fear type challenge. Use the 3 steps listed below to help move you forward and ultimately learn what wonderful things you are capable of. So don’t hold back. We will walk through our fears together and share our experiences here. Together we will face our fears, unleash our greatness within (thanks Tony Robbins) and together we will grow stronger. Here are the 3 steps we will walk.

Step One: Change your mental dialogue.

No more can’t, won’t, shouldn’t aight top’s. For the next 5 weeks no more negative, self doubt filled speech. Be conscious of when you are doing it. Everyday, every time, every word we say to or about ourselves needs to change from negative to positive. Catch yourself and mentally rewrite the words in your head, Instead of can’t do that, say I can do it!. After the 5 weeks you can go back to your old ways if you want to …but I bet you won’t.

Step Two: Pick a task.

Don’t hold back. Don’t make it easy. Remember this is a challenge; the only way you are going to learn about yourself is to test yourself. Yes, it’s scary. It can be difficult but it is also exciting and invigorating. You can do this!!!!

Step Three: Reflect on your actions.

You can do this in any number of ways. You can use the journaling sheets created for this challenge, comment here under each challenge post or share it on the In between moderation Facebook page. I can not wait to hear what you thought, what you learned, good and bad. What did you discovered about yourself? Like I said this challenge is designed to remind us mom’s how strong, powerful and capable we truly are. Please help me make this a community experience and leave your views in the comments.

Now on to the first week’s challenge…

WEEK 1: Cease the moment

Do something spur of the moment like ask for a discount, book and impulse trip or make an investment in something you have been holding yourself back from. Ask that guy to lunch, mail that book proposal, or pitch your new idea. Whatever it is stop sitting on the fence between should and shouldn’t.

Get out of your own way and just do it. Without forethought, without over thinking the outcome and without regret, follow that impulse…that intuition and give it a try. Don’t over think things, don’t let your mind weight out the pro’s and con’s and fill you with self-doubt.

For this week silence those thoughts. Don’t give yourself the opportunity it talk yourself out of it,. Remember what is in you. Remember all the amazing things you have done and are still doing. You’ve got this. Be bold. Go for it and don’t hold back.

Please share your task in the comment box below so we can encourage each other.

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