There are times when we have choices, but we feel like we have to stick with it, deal with it, stay committed, take it, or whatever. Like we are doing the “moral,” “right,” strong, admirable, or brave thing by sticking with it.
Self-love is not a destination. It’s a relationship. And like all relationships, it requires time, attention, care, and practice.
“There are too many noises happening at once!” “I can’t go down that aisle, the scents are too strong!” :: screams or gasps when someone walks into the room ::…
Breaks can increase your productivity, support your mental well-being, and help you integrate new learning.
your thoughts about things matter, especially your thoughts about things that make you happy. the world around you might understand you, or it might not, but what’s important is that YOU understand that YOU matter.
What seems the most natural and happiest route for you? If college doesn’t align with your future plans, then consider what does. Are you interested in starting an internship immediately after high school or maybe you are ready to begin looking for jobs that you qualify for and feel most interested and skilled in? These are very big decisions that you are making for the first time in your life.
Parents reach out and ask, “How can we experience fewer nights of overwhelm and freak out over homework?!” And “How much should I be helping them?!”
You want to be received without judgment. Furthermore, you don’t want to be brushed off, yelled at, written off, talked over, underestimated, laughed at, and so on.
When (not if) you make a “mistake,” you have an “opportunity to repair” the connection with your teenager.
Boundaries are most effective when we feel comfortable with the container (a.k.a. limits) we are creating for ourselves. Oftentimes, boundaries help us honor the answer to the question “What do I need?”.