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By Brittni Clarkson
They keep telling us to “Enjoy it while they’re young..” But our days are filled with chaos, and stress, and cooking, and endless laundry piles…. Where’s the time to enjoy it? Yeah, that’s what I always thought too. There’s so much I HAVE to do, when do I find time for peace and joy and happiness, I barely have time to sleep… Mama, it’s time for a shift.
You can be a HAPPY MOM - if I can, you can, trust me.
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10: How I Balance Motherhood and Mental Health Without Forgetting All The Things

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13: Only You Get to Decide Who You Are (breaking free from the labels you’ve been given).
No one else gets to decide who you are. They have no authority to decide your identity, no place t cast judgement and what they believe about you is simply none of your business. What others think has no power over you, thoughts are just ideas and only carry what meaning you put on them. I always hated being labeled lazy or cold hearted - those didn't feel true to me, but they matched my behaviors, so I believed them... I believed I hated people and was better off alone because I was an introvert. I believed I was cold hearted and lacked empathy because I couldn't handle being around sad people. I believed I was lazy because I couldn't bring myself to do chores as a teenager. I was wrong to believe these things. At one time, I was a bit of a jerk. I blamed that on my introvert. I stayed home and avoided time with friends because I "hated people." Now that I've spent years in self discovery I've learned a few things: I had General Anxiety Disorder, I have Sensory Overload, I need time to recharge alone after spending time with others, and everyone is doing the best they can with what they have and deserve grace and patience. In case no one's told you - being an introvert doesn't mean you should spend all your time alone. It simply means you need to prioritize alone time to recover and reenergize after spending time with people. Guard your energy, guard your heart, but that doesn't mean a life of strict solitude. Just because someone puts a label on you, doesn't mean you have to fit into that box. Read more here: https://brittniclarkson.com/2022/06/29/13-only-you-get-to-decide-who-you-are/
24:46
June 29, 2022
12: Loving Yourself Right Where You Are (and embracing the pieces you've been told were broken).
The main thing I've learned from blogging and starting an online business, letting myself be visible, you have to accept yourself as you truly are. No more building walls, no more masking, no more becoming who you feel you need to be fine tuned to who you're talking to. As a Peacemaker - Type 9 Enneagram, I don't like to ruffle feathers, disagree openly, or cause any kind of stress or conflict to anyone. But that's not authentic. It feels like you're tailoring the conversation to who you're with, but often it's actually you editing yourself and hiding pieces of yourself because you're afraid of rejection. Don't dilute yourself to please others. You can't fulfill your purpose if you're constantly trying to be someone else. You are perfect for your purpose, just as you are. If your purpose was meant for someone else, it would have been given to someone else, but it wasn't. It was given to you, because it's going to take being you to fulfill it. In accepting yourself, you must become content with where you are while still striving for progress. We don't fulfill our purpose by being distracted by negativity or comparison or ingratitude. If you're uncertain of what your purpose is right now - begin by tuning into yourself, into your soul. Strip away all the things that have been piled on you, all the limiting beliefs, everything you've been told is true about you, and realize you are capable of anything. You are designed for this life. You were put where you are with who you're with for a reason. Get comfortable where you are, embrace your present, have joy where you are, be grateful for where you are, and you'll soon be propelled forward to step into your purpose. Happiness isn't determined by your circumstances. It's a choice you make. You choose not to be focused on the daily stresses. Keep your eyes where you are going. Be grateful in the trials, in your gifts, in your everything because it's all moving you forward toward that purpose. Give yourself grace - as much as you give others. You're doing the best you can with what you have. Pay attention to where you are and what's affecting you. Everything has a deeper meaning and cause. When you stop holding grudges against the things you've done or experienced, let go of what's not serving you, quit holding the resentment and you'll find freedom. Allow yourself space to grow and room to learn. This is where you'll find who you are and who you're meant to be.  Get connected on Insta: instagram.com/britclarkson  Read the full show notes: https://brittniclarkson.com/2022/06/28/12-loving-yourself-right-where-you-are/  Everyday MTB Affirmations: https://brittniclarkson.ck.page/1812bfb304 Self Love Starter Kit:  https://www.etsy.com/MeantToBloom/listing/1213986368/self-love-starter-kit-overcome-negative?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1651799844033
21:41
June 28, 2022
11: Conquer Stress By Overcoming Negative Thinking
I recently heard the phrase: Stress is the new cigarette. It took me a minute to really process that. Stress looks so cool. To hustle and grind and do all the things, all the time. To be "that mom" who's always got it all going on. It looks cool, until you're trying to do it all and you realize how gross it makes you feel to have no time to yourself, no white space, no quiet moments to actually connect with our kids. Stress looks cool on the outside, until you learn what it's doing to your insides. Chasing stress distracts us from our real purposes. We're not made to do all things, we're made to do what we're made to do. I see this with Slay at Home Mamas, trying to prioritize a clean and organized house, but our purpose is to raise them and to connect with them. We're meant to have a relationship with our kids, not to yell at them for the socks left on the floor, again. We're meant to be the kind of person our kids want to listen to. Not to be the nag who acts like the house is more important than they are. Your perfect home (or idea of one) is a distraction. You can be the mom who brings a bag of chips to the potluck, but has kids who are excited to go with her. Be the "fun" mom. Show up for your kids in whatever way you are called to show up for them. Your idea of successful parenting isn't going to match up with everyone else. Keep your mindset in check. Don't let the little things become the big things. Limit distractions that are just stress for you. Check that everything you own, is serving you, not the other way around. If you're a slave to your things, you're going to be miserable (not to mention, that's kind of idol worship.... and I hear most people are trying to avoid that). How do we quit stress? "All stress begins with one negative thought. One thoughts that went unchecked, and then more thoughts came and more, until stress manifested. The effect is stress, but the cause was negative thinking, and it all began with one little negative thought. No matter what you might have manifests, you can change it... with one small positive thought and then another." - Rhonda Byrne Where's the root of stress coming from? It's not coming from the things you are stressed about - the dishes aren't yelling at you to come do them, they are morally neutral. Dishes have no meaning, you decide the meaning of a dirty dish in your home. Overcoming Negative Thinking (straight from The Happy Mom Brain). Read more here: http://brittniclarkson.com/i-get-to-the-podcast/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/britclarkson  Facebook: www.facebook.com/brittniclarksonblog  Happy Mom-Brain Workbook: http://brittniclarkson.com/happymom/  FREEBIE Happy Mom Mindset Mini Guide: https://brittniclarkson.ck.page/happymommindset
24:27
June 23, 2022
10: How I Balance Motherhood and Mental Health Without Forgetting All The Things
Everyday Joy Planner: This is how I organize everything in my mind and in my life. If you're like me, you maybe have ADHD or Mom-Brain and you're overwhelmed and sleep deprived. You might feel like your brain is a bowl of spaghetti. So how do you organize everything in your frazzled mom brain? I use a simple 3 point system to juggle appointments, marriage, motherhood, friendships, budget, household tasks, business, blog, podcast, and mental health! I struggled with depression and anxiety for a very long time - now I keep them in check by constantly checking in with myself and questioning what's working for me and what's working against me? In the beginning it felt like checking all the boxes was more overwhelming than just being overwhelmed all the time, but I've since created this system that works for me and it might just be what works for you too. Here's my 3 point mental organization system. SPIRAL NOTEBOOK. I use a basic spiral notebook to write down all my thoughts, ideas and lists. This is where I process my dreams and ideas and goals. I write down all the projects I'd like to work on with myself, my home and my business, all in one place with no attempt at organizing it all. It's my brain dumps and notes from online teachings. This is a place where notes can get lost - so I don't write down top priority notes, like appointments. This is a place I'll journal, or brain dump, or write out gratitude. I work towards a positive mindset in this notebook. This is a catch all - a junk drawer - for all the spaghetti and squirrel thoughts. 2. REMINDERS APP. I created a list for each day of the week, Monday - Sunday, and I organize all my week tasks into the reminders app. I'll put in an "errands" reminder, then indent with all the things I need to do while I'm out of the house. Or I'll make a "chores" reminder and I'll list out my top priority chores for the day - like taking out trash on Monday. Every Sunday night I'll sit down and set up my week and make sure I'm ready for any appointments, errands, or kids' events. This is where I'll schedule everything that I need to remember throughout the week. Read more here: http://brittniclarkson.com/i-get-to-the-podcast/ Get the Planner here: www.brittniclarkson.com/planner  Homepage: www.brittniclarkson.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/britclarkson Facebook: www.facebook.com/brittniclarksonblog
25:36
June 22, 2022
9: You Can Continue to Hurt or You Can Choose to Grow (a lesson learned from my cat).
Sometimes the days we expect to be the most joyful, end up being the most painful. The day this podcast launched, our family cat passed away. He'd been sick for quite awhile with what we thought was just an upper respiratory infection that antibiotics were almost working to clear, but it turned out to be Feline Viral Leukemia that was causing him to get sick repeatedly. It didn't come as a surprise when he went, but how much it hurt to lose him was still a shocking amount.  When I found him gone, I cried. I realized I cried because I'd been holding onto so much hope that he'd heal. I hoped he'd get better and get back to his old self again. I cried because a sliver of my hope had died with him.  We have to accept that death is inevitable, we'll lose the ones we love eventually. The challenge is to continue to love deeply despite the fear of loss. When they're gone it's going to hurt - either because you loved them so much, or because you regret not getting closer.  I've realized a pattern in my own life, when I love something I tend to push it away because I'm afraid of losing it. Or I want something real bad, so I self sabotage because I'm afraid to fail and not get it. What if I lose?  Let's look at those thoughts coming up. Become mindful of these thoughts: does it even make sense - to self sabotage so you fail on purpose instead of failing on accident?  This pattern came up recently in my marriage, too. I'm so lucky my husband is ride or die for me. He's stuck by me through so much that he didn't understand with my mental illness struggles over the years. I've sabotaged my marriage on a number of occasions, and that man, that man stuck by me and waited for me to come around and get my senses in working order. When things don't work out, I tend to run away. I'm so glad he's not that type.  We can't keep people at a distance because we're afraid to lose them. Eventually we do lose them. The question is, will you mourn because you loved them so much, or mourn because you never gave it a chance? These the thoughts I  "If you focus on the hurt, you'll continue to suffer. If you focus on the lesson, you'll continue to grow."  Even in your grief, in the tragedy, in the upsets and the pain - we have to keep moving forward, we have to keep looking for the light, because it's the only way to overcome the darkness.  Homepage: www.brittniclarkson.com  Instagram: www.instagram.com/britclarkson  Facebook: www.facebook.com/brittniclarksonblog  Happy Mom-Brain Workbook: http://brittniclarkson.com/happymom/  FREEBIE Happy Mom Mindset Mini Guide: https://brittniclarkson.ck.page/happymommindset
14:38
June 21, 2022
8: The Two Most Helpful Habits of Loving Relationships.
Some might say the most important factors in a healthy relationship are honesty and trust, but I'd challenge that and say the two most important habits in a healthy relationship are mindfulness and communication. Mindfulness, put very simply, is paying attention. This can be paying attention to yourself and your own needs, thoughts, feelings, wants. And it can be paying attention to others, their needs, thoughts, feelings, desires.  One key part of mindfulness, paying attention to where people are coming from in their actions, is giving grace in those actions. We have this awful habit of distracting ourselves and repressing emotions instead of taking the time and effort to process them. Ignoring our needs and emotions leads us into the spiral of anxiety, burnout and depression.  When you ignore the whispers of your body and spirit, they become screams. Just like when your kids don't listen the first 50 times you ask them to do something, so you say it a little bit louder and they don't understand why you're "being so mean." It's the same thing with our own needs.  There's a lot of great guided mindfulness meditations to help build the skills of listening to your mind, body and spirit. Journaling is another great exercise for this. Check in with your three selves - body, mind, spirit - and think about how you're really feeling in each area. Brainstorm why you're feeling these ways and how you could fix what's not working for you anymore. Pray for guidance from God, Spirit, or Source. But remember, your steps can only be guided if you're willing to move.  The second part of this is communication. Now that you understand what's going on inside you, it's your responsibility to explain your behavior to those around you. Let your kids know when you're not having a good day, show them how you take time for yourself to heal. This shows them how to do that for themselves too.  I've seen the greatest impact in my marriage from communicating EVERYTHING with my husband. There's so many things I didn't think my husband would really care about or understand, or I didn't take the time to understand either, but when I started to explain my thoughts and feelings, my behaviors made more sense. Opening up in vulnerability to let my husband into what's really happening in my brain has been the single best thing for our marriage. It's brought us closer together and helped us to spiritually grow together.  If you deny intimacy (either spiritual or physical) with your husband and provide no explanation, your partner is likely to blame themselves for your lack of interest. People internalize things and blame themselves when there's no other explanation. Don't be afraid to admit you're stressed out about a tv show, or gassy, or whatever it is that's got you feeling in a funk. Don't hide the purest parts of you from your love.  Read the full ShowNotes here: http://brittniclarkson.com/2022/06/16/8-two-helpful-habits-for-a-happy-healthy-relationship/  Homepage: www.brittniclarkson.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/britclarkson Facebook: www.facebook.com/brittniclarksonblog Happy Mom-Brain Workbook: http://brittniclarkson.com/happymom/ FREEBIE Happy Mom Mindset Mini Guide: https://brittniclarkson.ck.page/happymommindset
15:23
June 16, 2022
7: Finding Peace By Creating Happy Spaces in Your Home (and it's easier than you think!)
At some point, you will be ready to make your home a priority. Mental health and family relationship should always be healthy before you shift focus to your home - seriously, just avoid rotting food in the kitchen, keep it clean enough to avoid rodent or pest problems, and focus on your mental well being and relationships FIRST! I spent 2 years fiercely advocating for my mental health and helping others to apply the top techniques for mental wellness into their everyday life. This next chapter in my personal life will begin to shift some focus onto getting my home in functioning order and of course, I'm going to be sharing anything I learn right here on I Get To. One very helpful thing I've done is create a Toy Library. Very similar to a toy rotation, but a lot easier to manage. My kids have a basket of toys in the living room (things like Buzz, Woody, Potato Head and other dolls and dinosaurs), they have a drawer each in their bedrooms for their special toys that they are not required to share with each other. And to keep my sanity, all the multipiece toys are stored out of reach, in a cabinet, in a locked room they don't go in unsupervised (the business office). The Toy Library is filled with puzzles, letter games, blocks, cars and tracks, trains and tracks, LEGOs and the like. By keeping the toys that suck to sort and put away out of reach, our kids only play with one type of toy at a time and clean up isn't too overwhelming for them. When the kids are too overwhelmed for their own mess, who ends up on clean up duty? What we're really here to talk about today is creating happy spaces in your home. Your whole home doesn't have to be clean and in order before you can be happy. Your home is meant to serve you, not the other way around. You shouldn't be feeling overwhelmed and stressed by simply walking into your house. What is the purpose of your home? Is it meant to be the place you escape the stresses of the world or is it the main source of stress for you? Don't go perverting the purpose.  How do you currently feel about your home? Does the entire thing feel like a to do list? Like an unending series of projects?  Your worth is not dependent on the state of your home. Give yourself grace that you're growing and learning and living your life. You can love the home you live in, you can put in all the work needed to complete every project, you can spend hours every day decluttering and deep cleaning, but at the end of the day you're going to need a place you can rest.  Like I mentioned, you don't have to get your whole home clean before you can find peace in it. Choose one place to make a happy zone. You can't control everything all the time, so find a small space you can keep up with and find peace. Your bedroom is a great place to start with renovations, decluttering and redecorating. I know this one falls to the backburner pretty often because guests never see your room.  read more: www.brittniclarkson.com/7-why-you-need-to-create-happy-zones-in-your-home-and-its-easier-than-you-think  Homepage: www.brittniclarkson.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/britclarkson Facebook: www.facebook.com/brittniclarksonblog Happy Mom-Brain Workbook: http://brittniclarkson.com/happymom/ FREEBIE Happy Mom Mindset Mini Guide: https://brittniclarkson.ck.page/happymommindset
20:56
June 15, 2022
6: How I Overcame The Depths of Depression and Became "The Happy Mom"
Last June was the last time I hit a major depressive episode. I was really ready to leave it all behind and take the express ticket out…Honestly, I chose not to mainly because I don’t trust anyone else to raise my kids. I want to be here for them and to raise them in a home that they feel okay to feel. As a boy mom its really important for me to allow them to express their emotions, to let them cry and to feel supported in that rather than shamed. The only time I won’t let them cry is when they throw a fit because they want a toy or a snack - my mantra for them is “it’s okay to cry for sad, but it’s not okay to cry for want, that is not how we ask for things.” I grew up in a home that didn’t talk about feelings. I watched my mom struggle with her own depression and she never told me what was going on, but tried her best to hide it from us. That’s probably where I got the idea that I needed to hide my own struggles and had depression for 8 years before I ever got help for it. I want my kids to have a different experience, I am open with them when I’m not feeling right - not just with depression, but with anger or burn out, I make what I’m going through clear to them and want them to feel comfortable talking to me if they ever experience anything like this. I don’t just want to make them aware that I’m going through something emotionally or mentally challenging, but I want to show them how I’m getting through it. I want them to have these tools too. When I decided not to end things, I felt like I’d been baptized in the rain - it was raining that day if I didn’t mention that already. I heard God speaking to me that I wasn’t done and I had a work to do. He’d pulled on my heart for years, literally years to use my writing as a platform for Him and I just never figured out how or what exactly I was supposed to be doing. This is why I already had a blog going, but content was all over the place… I took some months to work on myself and put together my mental health toolkit - if you don't have one of those, you definitely need to put one together, it’s like having a first aid kit for your brain, you wanna have it before you need it. At the beginning of 2021 everything kind of clicked together and I heard from God again and He told me what to do. Pretty loud and clear. He wants me to be open and vulnerable about what I've experienced, because I’m not the only one. That’s why I’ve converted my own mental health toolkit into a 3 week workbook to help other moms. Sometimes we just aren’t in a place where we need therapy, but we need something…  We need to be proactive about our mental health and we need to have our mental health toolkit on standby. The Happy Mom Brain Workbook is that something. It's already been really helpful to a handful of other women, with a lot of others who are really excited to get to work in theirs. To read more about my struggles with mental health: www.brittniclarkson.com/my-story Homepage: www.brittniclarkson.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/britclarkson Facebook: www.facebook.com/brittniclarksonblog Happy Mom-Brain Workbook: http://brittniclarkson.com/happymom/ FREEBIE Happy Mom Mindset Mini Guide: https://brittniclarkson.ck.page/happymommindset
27:23
June 14, 2022
5: Embracing Ease Without Guilt (because mom-life doesn't have to be THAT hard)
Motherhood is hard, but it's only as hard as we let it be. Watching our kids struggle, learn the hard way, or be in pain should be the hard parts. The daily duties of maintaining your home, entertaining your children, and feeding your family should not be the hard parts of "motherhood."  You do not have to overcomplicate your dinner plans. It's OKAY to prep food ahead of time, to take shortcuts, or even have dinner cooked by someone else. Your worth is not tied to the level of skill and effort put into dinner each night. Let this be easy.  When you look for things to be hard, they will be. If you decide to see beauty and blessing, that's what you'll find. Don't mistake your privilege as a punishment. Motherhood is beautiful.  Everything can be made easier when you let go of black or white thinking - perfection is not your goal, let that go. Be authentically yourself in every thing you're doing. It won't be perfect, but it will be beautifully you. Let it be as it is, let it simple.  Realize your life and purpose is not in the mundane tasks of your day. These are simply steps along the way. Your purpose is bigger than cleaning up the mess. Your purpose is yours to decide - but I promise it's bigger than the task you're overcomplicating and stressing over. This stress is a distraction from fulfilling your purpose, don't let it steal your energy and focus.  1. Take the time to decide your intention. If you don't know where you're going, you're not going to get there. Reflect on what you want your legacy to be, what is it that you want to be remembered for? How can you pursue this everyday of your life? Put your purpose in the leading role of your life.  2. Limit distractions from your purpose. If deciding what's for dinner stresses you out - make a meal plan ahead of time. If toys are out of control and causing you stress - create a toy library to limit the mess made. If you're stressed at the thought of actually cleaning the house - hire it out.  3. Practice gratitude. Take time everyday to really focus on what's going good in life. Focus on the good and you will see it more.  Find Allie and her courses at www.AllieCasazza.com  Homepage: www.brittniclarkson.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/britclarkson Facebook: www.facebook.com/brittniclarksonblog Happy Mom-Brain Workbook: http://brittniclarkson.com/happymom/ FREEBIE Happy Mom Mindset Mini Guide: https://brittniclarkson.ck.page/happymommindset
22:07
June 10, 2022
4: How to Love the Man You Married (without him having to change himself first)
What do you do when that spark in your marriage has fizzled? You light that candle yourself. Sometimes healing happens when we realize we're the ones extinguishing the flames of our own happiness. You're responsible for your own self, friend. Often times we get into thought patterns that are not helpful. We notice that our husband isn't going out of his way to romance us and we think that's a sign he doesn't love us, instead of trying to understand him. My husband spends most of his day at work, this means his mind is filled with work tasks and responsibilities all day - while I'm the one at home filling my mind with household tasks and parenting responsibilities. This means I have to give him some grace in household tasks and parenting responsibilities because he can't spend as much time thinking about them and it takes more time for him to make a change or shift in these areas.  Focus on the good - what do you love about him? Fill up a journal page with all the reasons you love him and are grateful for him.  Go out of your way to love him first. Nothing's going to change if nothing changes. He will follow you and show you more love when you show him more love. He will reciprocate. Pay attention to how he tries to show you love. Everyone speaks a different love language, have the discussions you might need to have to help him start to show you love in the way you hear it best - and you do the same for him.  If you need something from him, tell him. He's not a mind reader and likely doesn't have the mental capacity to put together the subtle puzzle you're trying to set up for him. Save time, save stress, just tell him exactly what you need from him and why you need that.  Let him see your crazy. Let him know all those thoughts and feelings you have. This is how we grow in intimacy - through vulnerability.  "Intimacy is about truth, when you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare, and their response is 'you're safe with me' - that's intimacy." - Taylor Jenkins Reed Homepage: www.brittniclarkson.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/britclarkson Facebook: www.facebook.com/brittniclarksonblog FREEBIE I am love affirmations: https://brittniclarkson.ck.page/iamlove  Embody Love Bundle: https://www.etsy.com/MeantToBloom/listing/1218957266/embody-love-bundle-affirmations-journal?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1654631743687 
14:23
June 09, 2022
3: Getting Into The Healing Power of Nature (simple techniques to keep you grounded and centered)
Hey friend, when life starts to feel heavy and complicated, my favorite place to get grounded and centered is outside. Nature is a great source of calm and wisdom. There's a reason we are so drawn to it as children.  Some tips to get grounded with nature: Get close to the soil, put your feet in the dirt and let those ions neutralize!  Take a long, hot shower for some hydrotherapy and to quantum leap (it's not as woo woo as it sounds, it's actually a powerful mind trick).  Let your kids get dirty. It's so good for calming the highly energetic and sensitive child.  Not only are there physical benefits to nature, grounding and hydrotherapy. But God is so present in nature. He created it - it made it for us and he made us for it - we are meant to coexist with nature and to learn from it. One thing I've learned from nature is that perfection isn't necessary to fulfill your purpose. Let life happen and let life be beautiful.  More about earthing: https://www.healthline.com/health/grounding#takeaway   Homepage: www.brittniclarkson.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/britclarkson Facebook: www.facebook.com/brittniclarksonblog Happy Mom-Brain Workbook: http://brittniclarkson.com/happymom/ FREEBIE Happy Mom Mindset Mini Guide: https://brittniclarkson.ck.page/happymommindset
20:29
June 08, 2022
2: Showing up for Your Kids Through Burn-Out (when you can barely show up for yourself)
Surviving burnout and depressive episodes isn't easy, but it's possible and it's worth it.  In today's episode I'm sharing how I get through the rough patches in motherhood.  For starters, let it be easy. Drop the guilt over lowering your expectations and conserve your energy so you can focus on what's really important in your life.  Prioritize connection with your kids during this time. So what if laundry is piled in the kitchen sink and the dishes are on fire. Focus on family and love when you're totally over being overwhelmed. Watch Disney movies, play games, hide away in a blanket fort.  Share your struggles with your kids. You don't have to tell them everything, but you can be honest with them and tell them you aren't feeling great and that it's okay. Sometimes we can't show up for people the way they need us to, but it doesn't mean we don't love them. Show them how you heal, so they will know how to heal too. Break the generational curses. It ends with you.  Talk about mental health with your kids, so they understand that it's okay to talk about mental health. Sometimes burn out is more than burn out - reach out for professional help if you're struggling with depression. BetterHelp is an amazing resource for speaking with a licensed therapist.  Click here for more Show Notes. Homepage: www.brittniclarkson.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/britclarkson Facebook: www.facebook.com/brittniclarksonblog Happy Mom Brain Workbook: http://brittniclarkson.com/happymom/ FREEBIE Mini Guide: https://brittniclarkson.ck.page/happymommindset
12:25
June 07, 2022
1: The Simple Shift That Can Change Everything in Your Life (without actually changing anything about your life)
Yes, it's me Brittni Clarkson from Meant to Bloom - just podcasting under a new name, with a more solid foundation and certain direction. I'm so glad you're here!  Why did I choose to rename my show? Because Meant to Bloom doesn't need my face on it anymore - Meant to Bloom is going in a new direction and will involve maybe a dozen or more authors and creators working to empower and encourage women.  Why did I choose I Get To? Because it's the first time I ever knowingly made a mindset shift for the better. I realized I GET to be the one my husband comes home to, I GET to be the one who takes care of the home while he's away, I GET to decide everything about my life, I GET to choose happiness. I am responsible for my own life, and I get to have the life of my dreams.  I'm here to encourage you to follow along, shift your mindset, make life as easy as possible, and savor all the sweet little moments along the way.  Thanks for being here. Don't forget to subscribe and check out these hot links: Click here for Show notes Homepage: www.brittniclarkson.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/britclarkson Facebook: www.facebook.com/brittniclarksonblog Happy Mom Brain Workbook: http://brittniclarkson.com/happymom/ FREEBIE Mini Guide: https://brittniclarkson.ck.page/happymommindset
19:04
June 06, 2022
0: I Get To - The Introduction
They keep telling us to “Enjoy it while they’re young..” But our days are filled with chaos, and stress, and cooking, and endless laundry piles…. Where’s the time to enjoy it? Yeah, that’s what I always thought too. There’s so much I HAVE to do, when do I find time for peace and joy and happiness, I barely have time to sleep… Mama, it’s time for a shift. You can be a HAPPY MOM - if I can, you can, trust me. I’ve been a mess, I’ve been depressed, I’ve been overwhelmed, I’ve been to the bottom of the pits… and I’ve risen, I’ve grown, I’ve bloomed and it all started when I realized I didn’t “HAVE to” anything, I GET to. It is my privilege and my honor and my divine responsibility to be the queen of my home - it’s not a burden, I'm not the janitor and the lunch lady - I’m in charge, I’m the ruler, I’m the chaos coordinator, the calm in the storm, I don’t “HAVE to” anything, I GET TO. and so do you. Let’s rise, mamas. Adjust your crown. Accept your responsibility. Change the effing world. It’s all in the way you choose to see it. This is I Get To: The Podcast with Brittni Clarkson.
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