Mantra Monday #4

Welcome back to another #MANTRAMONDAY on Dreaming of Diapers & Dimples! If you listen to my podcast then you have already heard what the mantra is for this week. But I still plan on writing a blog post about it so I can go a little more in depth about why I chose this mantra.

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
— William James

The reason why I chose this mantra for this week was because this is actually a quote that I go back and forth to whenever I am feeling stressed or anxious. I suffer from anxiety and have suffered from depression in the past so I am someone who has to really go out of their way to no longer feel those things. But of course, that is easier said than done. I love this mantra because the thought of choosing one thought over another is so simple. I am not an expert at it but knowing that I have the option to think about something else - oddly helps me.

So along with describing why I chose this mantra for #MANTRAMONDAY I also want to share with you how I put one thought over the other. It's not healthy and I know that but I love to watch Netflix because I can binge watch commercial free shows and take my mind off of whatever is bringing me down. Again, I know it's not healthy but it works like a charm. Another thing that I love to do is listen to music, which is a lot healthier than watching TV. My husband and I are huge into music and have seen how it can help you when you are feeling "low" or "down in the dumps" which happens a lot while trying to conceive. 

I hope that you feel a connection to this quote and if you suffer from anxiety - especially while trying to conceive - you are not alone!

Head over to my podcast next, if you're looking for something to distract you! :)




Mantra Monday #3

Welcome back for another #MantraMonday! I am loving the feedback on this weekly segment and hope that you ladies are enjoying it.

Here is my mantra for the week:

Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside -
Just like a pineapple

I saw this mantra twice, both were a little different than the other so I combined them and created this mantra. I love the meaning behind it because it's relatable to trying to conceive. Pineapples are known to be symbolic in the #TTCcommunity but did you know just how much you are similar to a pineapple?

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Mantra Monday #2

Welcome back to #MantraMonday! It was a success last week so I hope that you have all used this mantra for the week and just repeat it to yourself every morning.

The mantra message for this week is:

“Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can.
— Unknown

I love this quote because well, it couldn't be truer if it tried. We are all doing the best we can and it's important to remember that whenever you have a tough day feeling like you're failing, losing, not getting what you want out of life, etc. 

If you follow me on social media, you'll see that I leave comments on some profiles that are similar to this. When women post or message me that they are having a hard day where everything is going wrong, or they're upset because they aren't pregnant I always tell them to take the day to feel sad and defeated, eat their favorite foods (especially the ones you won't be able to eat when you are pregnant) and try again tomorrow. You can't be so hard on yourself all the time! 

What do ya'll think of this mantra? What's your favorite mirror message this week, if not this one? COMMENT BELOW! 

Introducing... Mantra Monday

Welcome to the first ever, Mantra Monday by Dreaming of Diapers & Dimples! I was working on a post with a master list of my favorite quotes, mirror messages and mantras and it dawned on me that I should make this a weekly thing that way you ladies can focus on one mantra at a time. I mean, that makes the most sense. 

My favorite way  to use mantras is to recite them every morning when I get up. I know it sounds silly but hey, it works for me. My routine is normally get out of bed, brush my teeth, blah blah and after I brush my teeth - I look at myself in the mirror and recite my mirror message a few times until it sounds like I really believe it. Fake it 'till you make it - right? 

The #MantraMonday Mantra for this week is:

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes it is the quite voice at the end of the day saying “I will try again tomorrow.” 

- Mary Radmacher

I love this quote so much. On days where I feel like I can't give this trying to conceive thing all of my attention, I always think - I will try again tomorrow. We are only human and sometimes we are tired. Both physically and emotionally, so we put off baby dancing another day and wonder if we are messing up by doing that. Look - all we can do is our best. In order to be a good mother, father, parent in general, we have to take care of ourselves too. Take the day to feel sad, defeated, tired and drink a glass of wine and maybe even pair it will your favorite sushi roll - you are doing the absolute best you can. 

What's your interpretation of this quote? Let me know in the comments below! 

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