That is brilliant.
Life with young children is so unpredictably hard to schedule, having routines can bring about the same effects. I hear from so many moms of young children who struggle with trying to implement a schedule, and feel that they fail miserably. Routines might bring a sense of organization and accomplishment without guilt or condemnation.
Instead of planning to clean the house every Thursday, how about planning to clean once a week. If it is accomplished on a Monday one week and a Saturday the next, (12 days later), the goal is still being met.
How about your desire to play more often with your children? Instead of a schedule, could you plan on reading one book or playing one game with your children before noon today?
Instead of planning and preparing for 30 meals the first of every month, could we make a batch of ________ that will be enough for 4 meals? Could we do that once a month? And NOT on the first of the month. Just any time in the month.
Often, we are our own worse enemies. We bash ourselves when we feel that we didn’t meet the standards that we, or even worse, that we feel others place on us.
Let’s make today ‘I will give myself grace day!’
I’d love to read your thoughts.
Reading their posts was especially interesting to me because I struggled with anger issues for years. I was also fascinated by a common thread.
Each of the writers expressed the importance of keeping anger at a distance. Anger is usually destructive, so the posts encouraged the reader to avoid it at all costs.
Maybe I misunderstood those points, but I struggled with trying to avoid getting angry for YEARS, and it just didn’t work. Trying to NOT get angry was impossible. I failed at it EVERY time I tried. Then, I felt like I was a failure.
Fast forward 2 or 3 years……I have worked on my anger issues with success!!
The first thing that I did was to recognize that anger is a real emotion. I was created with emotions of all kinds, including anger, and I would feel them throughout my life.
Instead, I learned how to handle my anger.
I am using what I’ve learned in a presentation next week at a local women’s conference.
It is NOT difficult to break anger issues, if we understand that there are times that we will get angry.
I’d love to read your thoughts!
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