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Hey!

I have been getting this question repeatedly for the past 3 weeks – I am not sure why – I think it might be related to my social media activity.

But what other moms have been asking me is how I stay motivated?

If you are drowning in work, in keeping yourself afloat, feeling burnt out, just not feeling the motivation daily, first, I want to say I hear you.

Second, I used to be there a lot, but there are still many days that I feel the same.

I want to give you a lot of love, and I want you to give yourself a lot of credit.

– You are raising a child with a disability, a neurodivergent child, in a world built for hard-core neurotypicality.

– You are raising a micrority (not even a minority, less than a minority) in a world that grants them no rights!

And you are absolutely allowed to feel overwhelmed. But since we all know that we have to come up to breathe, and more we have to swim upstream. Here’s how to stay motivated.

The big idea is that YOU ARE SWIMMING UPSTREAM.

The current is against you. I want you to really internalize that thought. So it is going to be hard. How do we do it?

1. Swim upstream in short bursts. The rest of the time float for a bit. In other words, do the intense work in short bursts and don’t spend a lot of time doing it.

2. Build your strength to do this. I am talking a nutritious diet with exercise and meditation built in, if you can.

3. Turn the current so it is not always upstream for you – this means that you need to focus on smart strategies like sound nutrition and communication strategies that actually work which make it easier for you to go with the flow.

4. Surround yourself with people who have found a way to turn the current. Surround yourself with people who have a growth mindset. 

Change is hard, my friend, but we can do it!

Onward,

Vaish

p.s. If you like, take a 20 min break and try a free meditation on Sattva