Mothers Creed

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These guidelines will help you strengthen your ability to thrive - as a mother, as a woman.

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  • 1. Mothers Creed Adopt these guidelines to strengthen your ability to thrive as a mother, as a woman. Patty Cook, Life by Design, LLC - 2008 all rights reserved
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  • 3.
    • To have the life I want, I will
    • M ODEL the behavior I want to see.
    • If you want respect, respect.
    • If you want understanding, understand.
    • If you want happiness, be happy.
    • And if you want your children to grow up to love and nurture themselves
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  • 5.
    • To have the life I want, I will
    • O rient my life around my values.
    • Misalignment with values = Stress
    • BIG misalignment = BIG Stress!
    • Learn to notice quickly.
    • Use a variety of tools to return to center.
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  • 7.
    • To have the life I want, I will
    • T ake care of myself.
    • Get your needs met to take the pressure off.
    • Honor your needs and get them met.
    • Stop letting unmet needs drive all your actions!
    • Examples: To be encouraged, accepted, safe, recognized, free, independent, powerful, listened to, ETC.!
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    • To have the life I want, I will
    • H elp others help me.
    • Suffering and self- sacrifice Extraordinary Mom.
    • Being exhausted and depleted is no badge of honor + it leads to un-happiness and poor health.
    • And it sends the wrong message to your kids!
    • We train people (and family) how to treat us.
    • Who needs retraining??
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  • 11.
    • To have the life I want, I will
    • E nergize daily.
    • Build self-care skills
    • Let go of tolerations
    • Build De-Stress NOW skills
    • Let go of attachments
    • Build a crystal-clear vision
    • Let go of taking it personally
    • Build communication skills
    • Let go of your need to be right
    • Build decision-making skills
    • Let go of resistance
    • Your choice: Pick one to focus on, or a different one every day.
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    • To have the life I want, I will
    • R est when I am tired.
    • Animals and kids do it, naturally. Why dont you?
    • Remember, being exhausted and depleted proves nothing and costs so much.
    • Even a few minutes makes a difference.
    • Make it a priority
    • Help others help you do it!
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  • 15.
    • To have the life I want, I will
    • S ay it so it can be heard.
    • Speak directly, with kindness, respect and a willingness to listen and understand.
    • Thinking it is not saying it.
    • Yelling is saying it, but it cant be heard.
    • Ditto for blaming, shaming and justifying.
    • Make requests out loud.
    • Sing praises out loud, and often.
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  • 17. Will you adopt the Mothers Creed? Imagine it. Speak it. Write it. DO IT!
    • M odel the behavior I want to see
    • O rient my life around my values
    • T ake care of myself
    • H elp others help me
    • E nergize daily
    • R est when I am tired
    • S ay it so it can be heard.
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  • 18. Mothers Creed Imagine it. Speak it. Write it. DO IT! For you, for your family, for the world. Patty Cook, Life by Design, LLC - 2008 all rights reserved
  • 19. To have the life I want, I will G et S upport!
    • Patty Cook, Executive Life Coach, and Late-Blooming Step-Mom
    • www.LifeByDesign.biz
    • 636-861-9100 or 1-866-236-9100
    • Always a complimentary session. Call now - you are worth it!
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