058: Why Great Decisions Create Exceptional Mums | Michelle Dawson

Every decision we make is dependant on our values
[Tony Robbins]
 

The decisions we make shape our destiny.

Powerful statement, I know. But it’s true.

Whether good or bad, and whether you like it or not, the decisions you make have a massive influence over the way our life turns out.

But even knowing that, why do some people continue to make poor decisions day in, day out? Surely they just need a bit more self control.

Or do they?

This week on High Five Friday, Michelle Dawson explores why we make the decisions we do, and how we can get better outcomes without relying on self control.

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Lisa York x

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QUOTE AUTHOR: Tony Robbins

ARTICLE: Can’t quit smoking? Blame your BRAIN: Some people are simply hard-wired to lack self-control by Madlen Davies for Mail Online

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056: What I’d Say to Judgemental Strangers, If I Had the Nerve | Lisa York

Those who judge don’t understand. Those who understand don’t judge
 

Has a random stranger ever come up to you and told you off about what you’re doing (or not doing) with your child?

There’s nothing I find more irritating.

Stranger: “Excuse me dear, it’s a very cold day. Don’t you think he should have his socks on”.

You: “You don’t say. That’s why I’ve put them back on 15 times already and finally gave up about a minute before you arrived” (said in thought bubble).

It’s happened to me just a few times in my 7 years as a parent, but boy, do I remember it.

Why?

Because it’s annoying. And it feels like a hurtful criticism when I’m trying my best.

Does the stranger remember it?

No. Of course not.

Because to them it’s just a fly-away comment.

This week on High Five Friday, I rant about what I’d say to that random stranger, if I had the nerve.

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054: Who am I? Finding Your Lost Identity | Lauren Wills

Who are you? asked the Caterpillar. I hardly know, sir …. I know who I WAS … but I think I must have changed. 
[Lewis Carroll]

Motherhood, as you know, is a hugely transitional time. And in the fog of raising kids, it’s possible to completely loose the sense of who you are in all of this.

But exhale, because research shows that this is completely normal. And it’s OK. Because it’s all part of an evolving process.

You won’t feel lost forever.

This week on High Five Friday, I ask mum of two Lauren Wills, who is a PhD candidate studying the well-being of pre-school mothers, to explain how and why our identity changes when we become a mum.

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QUOTE AUTHOR: Lewis Carroll

LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE: 021: Self Care is Vital and Here’s the Proof | Lauren Wills

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052: A Complete Mummy Reboot in Just 24 Hours | Lisa York

Chaos reigns within. Reflect, repent, and reboot. Order shall return
[Suzie Wagner] 

Let’s just say ….

You love your job

You enjoy every moment with your kids

You can’t bear to be away from your husband

And you want to spend all weekend washing clothes and ironing shirts.

Let’s just say.

Even in perfect-land, taking time out to reboot is really good for the soul.

And for the rest of us who aren’t living in that bubble, it’s even more important.

This week on High Five Friday, Lisa York talks about how to press the reset button and do a complete mummy reboot in just 24 hours.

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QUOTE AUTHOR: Suzie Wagner

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050: An Easy Way to Prime Yourself to Face the Day | Michelle Dawson

You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine
[John C Maxwell]
 

Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore is not an act, but a habit.”

True words. But creating new habits isn’t easy for a rushed-off-your-feet mum.

But then, can you afford NOT to have daily rituals?

If mum of three busy boys aged 5, 3 and 6 months can find time to prime herself each morning for the day ahead, then so can you.

This week on High Five Friday, Michelle Dawson talks about the incredible power of a daily morning ritual to set you up for the day.

 

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QUOTE AUTHOR: John C Maxwell

ARTICLE: With Hot Coffee, We See a Warm Heart, Yale Researchers Find. Yale News

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048: Struggling to Find Someone to Turn To? Try Yourself | Lisa York

If you make friends with yourself, you’ll always have a friend
 

You’ve probably had moments where you hit rock bottom. I know I have.

You feel that if one more thing goes wrong, you’ll surely snap. And that’s all part of the job description when you’re a mum.

But who do you turn to?

Your husband. Your best friend. Your mum. Your sister.

Of course. They’re there to support you. But

A key person you can turn to, is you.

This week on High Five Friday, I talk about being your own best friend and your own greatest advocate.

 

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Are you cheering yourself on or slamming yourself down?

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046: My Biggest Challenge of the Early Years | Libby Lennon

You’re not the best version of yourself when you’re sleep deprived 
[Libby Lennon]

Being a mother is tough.

When you first start out, you’re thrown in at the deep end and left to deal with crying newborns, tantrum-ing toddlers and projectile vomit.

And that’s before breakfast.

Bless their dear little hearts.

The early years give us a plentiful supply of challenges. (Someone tell me it gets easier. Please.)

This week on High Five Friday, Libby Lennon shares with us her biggest challenge of the early years.

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PREVIOUS EPISODE: 005: Overcoming the Challenges of the Early Years | Libby Lennon

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044: Screen time; Friend or Foe? | Lisa York

Let’s Talk About Tech, Baby
[Salt-n-Pepa]

We all know that too much screen time isn’t good for our children. I’m talking video games, watching TV, using the computer or tapping away on a tablet.

Give them a device your children turn into tech-zombies. But boy, suddenly the house becomes an oasis of calm and quiet.

And you let out a huge sigh of relief.

Swiftly followed by an extra-large helping of mum-guilt that their tech usage has spiralled completely out of control.

But is all that screen gazing ever a good thing?

This week on High Five Friday, I talk about whether screen time is your friend or foe

 

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Do your children have too much screen time, or have you already trained them to amuse themselves? If so, how did you manage that???

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042: The Sure-Fire Way to Make Time for Yourself in an Overflowing Life | Lisa York

You cannot control the wind, but you can direct the sail

Taking a day off from your workplace is relatively straightforward.

You ask your boss, you get the thumbs up, and you’re free to shop, surf or slacken off.

But taking the day off from motherhood. Now, that’s a bit more tricky.

I know, I tried this week.

And failed.

This week on High Five Friday, I talk about the sure-fire way to make time for yourself in an overflowing life.

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PREVIOUS EPISODE: 041: How to Make a Virtue Out of Uncertainty | Victoria Labalme

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040: What to Do When Your Husband is Impatient | Lisa York

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy
[Saadi]

Crying baby. Out of control toddlers. Noisy children.

And a husband who can’t sort it out.

Flippin’ useless.

So you swoop in, pick up the pieces and reclaim order.

While cursing him in your head.

But what if doing it yourself (minus stabbing virtual pins in him) turns out to be the best solution?

This week on High Five Friday, I challenge you to think about your impatient husband in a different light.

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Is your husband impatient with the kids? Or are you impatient yourself?

I’m here to spur you on and help you out as much as possible

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Lisa York x

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PREVIOUS EPISODE: 002: Boundless Energy and How to Get It

PREVIOUS EPISODE: 009: Spice up Your Marriage to the Way it Used to Be | Shawn Fink

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