The single most powerful thing you can do to make parenthood (all of life, actually) into a joyful journey is to decide that feeling good is your top priority.
It's more important than being right, paying the bills, saving the world, and even being a good parent. Yet when you put authentic pleasure first, you're inspired to right action, you attract prosperity, you make the world a better place, and you're more creative as a parent.
One caveat: the shift to pleasure-orientation unfolds more joyfully when you shift from the inside out. In other words, as you reach for pleasure, don't shift your actions until you've shifted your thinking.
When your thinking is aligned with your Authentic Self, you feel authentic pleasure, and you're inspired to actions that serve the greater good.
For the next few days, pay close attention to how you feel. Notice when you're tolerating stress and re-affirm your top priority: to seek authentic pleasure from the inside out.