Now we can discuss the inevitable.
Things will go wrong.
You will wake up feeling like you can’t be bothered. One of the children will get sick. All of the children will get sick. The forces of chaos will descend on your household.
Don’t be surprised. But don’t beat yourself with a stick, either.
It’s completely normal for things to go wrong. It’s called “Life”.
So be ready for it. Watch out for it. Think of it as a ‘stress test’ for your new way of being.
Observe. Take mental notes. Don’t judge yourself or the situation. Think of yourself as a friendly scientist. Think “Oh, here you are! My scheduled test! Hmmm. How can I make my system stronger?”
When things go (inevitably) wrong, what reactions bubble up within you?
What were you thinking and feeling just before everything went wrong? How did you feel afterwards?
It’s progress we’re after. Not perfection.
So your job is to plan for the trap. Then when it arrives, observe the trap. And think of a way to outwit the trap.
That way you become more and savvier, and more and more confident. You become a Tiny Change Ninja.
And it works even better if you’ve got your own team.