We had an interesting talk at school last Friday (in Mexico the last Friday of every month is a teachers' training day). It was pretty inspiring, I just wish I could remember more of the details - I can't even remember the name of the person who gave the talk! What I took away from it was the importance of self-belief and changing the internal dialogue you have with yourself from negative to positive. Here are a few points that stuck in my mind:
- Believe - really believe - that you can achieve your goals, and moreover, that you deserve to.
- Write down your goals.
- Congratulate yourself, and others, on achievements however small or seemingly insignificant.
- Be disciplined - you will probably have to do things you don't want to in order to get where you want to be.
- Get up early.
- Keep positive energy levels high (the purpose of regularly hi-fiving each other throughout the talk! Seemed to work!)
We've been eating...
Mangoes are in season right now, and Emma loves them. Chopped, spooned out of the skin, in a smoothie or just blended with water to make a refreshing drink, it's all good. I love mango in a salad, too - in my last Things to do in Mexico when you're hungry post I mentioned this delicious Mango, jicama and chicken salad.
Some of Emma's new or favourite words and phrases at the moment:
Iya = here
Oya = hola (hello)
Ven, mami /ten, mami = come here, mummy / here you are, mummy (usually to hand me a little bit of snot - how nice!)
Mami, het mee peez = mummy, help me please!
Yutty = yucky
Baashoon = bathroom
Wass = rice
Paapul wawa, yeyo wawa = purple water, yellow water (her new scientific discovery that the water in the bath turns different colours according to the colour of the object you put in it!)
Toto sito = tonto mosquito! (Silly mosquito! Unfortunately lots of them about at the moment)
She's talking so much these days and can often be heard chattering away to herself, or us - I just wish I could understand a bit more of what she is trying to say!
My Quote of the Week is about how it matters what we tell ourselves.
Linking up this week with #KCACOLS @ A Moment With Franca