I see Ali Edwards is promoting it and I've noticed other places where it has been mentioned - like this thread at SBO's forum.
It is good to have a purpose each day, a sincere desire to achieve something or focus on something. I do have a number of purposes. Some are related to my spiritual life - something I don't talk much about here but which is of primary importance to me. Some are related to my roles as a wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend.
The difficulty I find, is remembering these things when the pressure goes on. When the kids are pulling my skirt for attention, DH is ratttling around trying to find his keys/phone/glasses/wallet and I've got to make lunches or stop something from burning - that is the time when I need to remember the most but it's also the time when I don't!
My friend Amy (Crunchy Domestic Goddess) has decided on an approach to get her through the day:
I wrote some motivational phrases to myself and secured them with a magnet in a stack on the refrigerator. For the past two mornings, I’ve gone through the stack to find a phrase that I wanted to apply for the day and moved it to the top of the stack.
I'm going to combine Amy, Ali's, themommykelly's ideas and make myself a word/phrase stack for my fridge. Here are some of the words I'm going to include:
- Love (probably the most important, and one that encompasses a whole range of possibilities).
- Live mindfully
- Choose to be happy
- Little things