Power – Passion – Purpose
A blog of articles for women navigating relationships, parenting, personal development & mid-life.
The images that portray working from home, artificially glamorize the situation. In reality, for some WFH has been awesome while for others, full-time remote work has been more of a nonstop monsoon of tasks, emails and Zooms. The question remains: Is WFH contributing to an increased lack of balance between home and work life?
Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships and a healthy life. Having healthy boundaries means that you know and understand what your limits are. By recognizing the need to set and enforce limits, you protect your self-esteem, maintain self-respect, and enjoy healthy relationships. Unhealthy boundaries cause emotional pain that can lead to dependency, depression, anxiety, and even stress-induced physical illness.
Keeping a diary, is exactly the same as keeping a journal. Except that now we’re adults. And at this point, it’s more about understanding ourselves and less about who likes who and who doesn’t.
The thought surrounding self-improvement implies that something is wrong with a person and is loaded with negativity and baggage around ‘work’ that needs to be done. It’s a grudging bothersome task that many decide just isn’t for them.
In these moments …these snippets of discomfort….we see things as they really are. We connect with our souls and are faced with the reality of what we have created. In the quiet – the lack of ‘busy’ – we are forced to reflect on our lives…
In this new world of the pandemic and whatever the ‘new normal’ is going to be, there’s an added level of stress for many of us: Job’s don’t look the same, school doesn’t look the same, some people have been made redundant, more have had financial difficulties and the typical trip to the grocery store happens once a week under a mask and with sanitized hands.
All big social media platforms build AI that creates algorithms…the programming that tracks our behaviour on social media, creating a user profile and suggesting future content. It’s designed to create a better user experience.
Worth never comes from the external. No amount of validation or praise or promotions or accolades will provide you with a sense of worth if you do not already believe it.
Pleasing is part of our culture, especially for women. We feel guilty if we aren’t being sweet, or nice, or keeping the peace. Who likes an assertive woman, right?
You know that feeling… That feeling when something just feels right? I could call this ‘luck’, but I don’t believe that.
We had yelled and been angry at each other for the second time that week. Anger over an old argument that wasn’t going away. He was right. I was right. How does that go away…?
Every milestone our kids achieve is one step closer to them needing us a little less. And of course, we want our children to grow up and be responsible leaders in their own lives. But this also presents a problem when the relationship dynamics change or their choices aren’t what we would want for them.
It’s so hard to let our adult children experience their own failures.
So how do we stop parenting and become just advice-givers when they ask, and not say anything when they don’t? How do we navigate beating ourselves up with the thought that we did something wrong because they’re not succeeding the way we think they should be?