It’s not them, it’s always you
- Last week I mentioned my son is a fan of hitting and how frustrating that’s been. I also mentioned how long-term relationships take work. I’ve noticed that whenever it seems like my family is stressing me out, it’s usually because I don’t have the energy to handle it. It’s me that’s the problem.
- We need to prioritize self-care. Life, work, raising kids, being married are all wonderful but can be very stressful. You can’t control what happens to you, only how you respond to it.
- This may be obvious. But, it’s amazing how much better I am at handling the chaos when I am recharged. When my son bounces from dumping a bag of baby carrots all over the kitchen floor to then smacking his sisters bowl of noodles off the table, I am able to react calmly if I’m recovered.
- Take care of yourself. MAKE IT A PRIORITY. You’'ll have more love and energy to give.