The Hats We Wear

This Monday I wanted to talk about the hats that we wear. There is so much going on in our lives every day and we are constantly being pulled in different directions.

It is important for us to take a minute and reevaluate our lives. Think about the things that we must do on a day to day basis. And make sure our lives our making us happy. I mean, life is much too short to be unhappy.

I know you are probably thinking that there is not much you can do about your unhappiness but I believe this to be untrue. You are in control of your happiness. It is the one thing that you can change about your life.

So back to our hats. I think sometimes we forget which hats are truly important. What hats make us happy? Which hats are able to be traded out for new ones? I want you to sit down and make a list either mentally or on paper of all the hats that you wear.

If you are anything like me then you will be making a long list. And if you do not know what I am referring to I am talking about, for example, I am a mother so I wear a mom hat. And I am not talking about literal hats. Just figurative ones, of course.

So how long is your list? Do you know which hat is most important. I want you to look at your list or think about it and put a star next to the one that you think is the most important.

I would say my mom hat is most important. My mom hat allows me to be able to wear my other hats better. I mean my mom hat kinda carries over into my other hats. It helps me be a better teacher, fur mom, friend, aunt, etc.

But my mom hat also makes me happy. I love being a mom and whether or not I love how big my kid is and how old I am now. I still love being a mom. This is my most important and favorite hat of all time.

Another one of my favorite hats has always been my Aunt hat. I have a nephew who I love and adore. His birth changed my world forever. He and I have a bond like no other, which I just love.

My point is exactly that we all have a purpose. And our hats, I believe, make up our purpose. So, sometimes it is important to take a step back and look at what is really important in your life.

What is the purpose of each of your hats? Are they brining you happiness? If not, can you get rid of that hat? Swap it for a new one?

Or do we need to slow down and learn to appreciate our hats more? Because sometimes I think, as I said, life moves so fast we forget to appreciate our hats and the moments that they bring us. The people they put in our lives.

For this Must Have Monday, I want you to think about what hats you wear and which ones do you think are the most important? Which hat helps you get through the week? Which hat do you wish you never had to wear?Which hat do you need to learn to appreciate and spend more quality time wearing?

I know what your thinking what does this have to do with Monday? Well, it doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with Monday, except that thinking about these things will help put our brain into a more reflective mode for the week. And in turn allow us to have a better week.

This will allow us to look at our hats as the week goes on and be mindful of each one that we are wearing. And be more appreciative for the hats that give us happiness. And learn how to make the ones we don’t like very much better fitting.

So that’s it. Think about your hats. And as always thank you for stopping by. Leave a comment below about your favorite hat. I would love to hear about it. Feel free to email me at emptynestedmama@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

If you are interested in more Must Have Monday posts check out these:

Must Have Monday #1: Week of 5/11– Two great products that are a must have in every household

Must Have Monday #2: Week of 5/18– Monday motivational quotes

Must Have Monday #3: Week of 5/25– Memorial Day facts to know

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