I believe moms can be great mothers and love our life as our truest selves! In order to do this for myself, I've spent tons of time reflecting, journaling, and soul searching!

The most important thing I've learned on this journey is that my self-care is priority # 1.

As a mom, wife, daughter, friend, educator and coach I want to make sure I'm my best self for everyone! And guess what? I figured out some pretty cool things about myself and what I truly value. I'll share different parts of what I learned over the next few weeks, starting with today's post.

Thankfulness helps me be my very best self!

I look to thank the Universe for my blessing but I hadn't specifically focused on gratitude as a way of life. I always had the habit of saying my nightly prayer but never lived in gratitude.

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The moment I started to hone in on being thankful for as many things as possible my soul energy shifted! I take a moment to acknowledge the feeling it gives me. When I allow myself to be present in the moment, I am able to give thanks for the feelings, experiences and abundance.

This process of living in gratitude was not an overnight job. I've been working hard at building habits that lift my spirit.

Today, I want share three things you can do in the mornings to shift your soul energy!

These three habits are simple moves you can take at anytime. You can make these moves when the children are running around, when your house is a mess or even when you don't feel like being thankful.

I prefer taking 15 minutes in the mornings to incorporate these habits into your life but they can be done at any time. I do promise, the moment you begin making this a part of your life, not only does your mood shift positively but your entire life.

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So, tomorrow morning, instead of reaching for your phone reach for pen.

Three ways to magically shift your soul:

1. Keep a journal.

This doesn't have to be a formal journal. It can be a daily post it note. The point is you are writing what you are grateful for on a daily basis. Focus on the littlest of things, like your child hugging you in the morning or take note of the big things. The point is to acknowledge what you are grateful for and sit in that feeling of gratitude.

2. Mentally take note of the blessings.

As you go about your day, take note of your blessings and just say a silent thank you to your higher power for bringing it your way!

3. Ask your family members to share one thing they are grateful for.

If you can't think of anything to be grateful for (and we all have those days), ask your family member to share something they are grateful for. The point is to feel grateful, forgiveness and love are being shared in your home!

I avoid taking any of the good things in life for granted. When I take the time to experience gratitude, I am able to honor the true value of the goodness that I receive.

Today, I hope you can join me in being thankful for the blessings in our lives!

I would love to hear something you are grateful for today! Leave me a note in the comments with your blessing!