Mothers, we know mood battles happen! Here at Mothers Who Know, we like to call them “Getting in a Spin”. Negative “spins” result in a loss of the spirit. When that happens, everyone loses!
To change the cycle, we turn to “Warrior Chemistry”. It’s amazing how a few purposeful actions can ignite “Warrior Chemistry” and reverse a negative “spin”.
Jenn said, “I was just wanting to put together a big kit of ideas and resources that would help me when I was down the path of believing Satan’s lies about me. Times when I was feeling down and definitely NOT remembering WHO and WHOSE I was. I know that once I am in those places, I do not have the brain or emotional capacity to think of things I could do to help pull myself out of it! So, I wanted to be more proactive and to fortify my walls so I would be stronger and able to help myself out of the spiral/emotional battle I sometimes get into.
“I felt like it would be such a helpful thing to get more ideas from my fellow Mom Power Team of practical things they do to remember the truths about themselves when they get into a spin!! The Mastermind question I asked my TEAM was: What are some of the specific things you do, read, say, listen to, etc. to get your warrior chemistry going strong and pull you up out of the slide of lies? The result of their shares were awesome! Here are some of the answers and ideas I received.”
- Remember or write down your WHY!
- Read your patriarchal blessing.
- Put up inspiring quotes on your mirror.
- Listen to powerful/inspiring music (Our TEAM made a Spotify playlist of all the song ideas that help everyone!!) It was also mentioned that it is even more effective if you sing along at the top of your lungs! 🙂
- Write down evidence of how the Lord was involved in your life/day.
- Go back and read through journals to see evidence of God’s help/hand in your life.
- Kneeling down and simply being humble enough to honestly ask the Lord for His help right where I am.
- Make a list of quotes and scriptures on your phone you can refer to when feeling down.
- Write quotes, scriptures on 3×5 cards to read when needed.
- Getting on the treadmill and speaking out loud personal declarations while walking.
- Go outside and look up to the sky and deep breathe!
- Go on a walk. (Even in your backyard).
- Notice nature.
- Stretching my body.
- Walking up and down my stairs while I listen to something inspiring.
- Connecting is huge! Hug someone! Call or text someone.
- Look and See. Randomly open the scriptures or a conference talk and just look and see what message the Lord has for you!
- Doing daily connections with God. (MOM PWR goals) Helps me remember daily WHO and WHOSE I am! (This idea is a reference to the Mom Power Calendar.)
- Create order in any way. Such as cleaning a mirror, desk, counter, vacuuming a room, emptying the garbage, cleaning out a drawer, etc.
- Remember specific times when I KNEW God was there for me.
- Testify to someone.
- Expand your support group by texting or calling someone.
- Send a Marco Polo to a close friend where you can share your true feelings.
- Special yoga prayer where you talk and listen to God while you’re stretching/doing yoga.
- Listen to inspiring podcasts (such as Latter-day Saint Women, the Wendy Ullrich episode)
- Clean something for Jesus.
- Walk it off.
- Verbally process or write down the emotions you are feeling.
- Ask someone close to you to remind you what they think about you, what they see in you.
- Write or re-read the truths about yourself in your journal.
- Strike a superhero pose.
- Music and dancing.
- Do chores on purpose with 50’s or oldies music blaring.
- Be productive – weed garden, mow the lawn, clean house.
- Go outside, even if you have nothing to do.
- Go for a walk and cry, sunshine helps.
- Write with pen and paper.
- Happy Child app.
- Create a War Room for yourself, first! (For context, please see short video clip from the War Room movie, “WAR ROOM | Elizabeth Jordan sends the devil out of her house”
- Create a War Room in a family binder or for a location in your home, for your family, for each child, etc.
We at Mothers Who Know, agree – what a beautiful, helpful list! If you’re curious, the mastermind questions asked in T.E.A.M. Mom Power groups are a great way to tap into lots of tried and tested experiences from many other mothers.