Getting lots of practice in patience, waiting for my 3-year-old to do things herself, do things in her own time, or choose to listen to what I'm asking her to do. Lots of chances to pause, be present, accept the slow-down, and choose to just observe. It doesn't always happen this way, but when it does, it feels good.
If you're the praying type, would appreciate prayers for #nebraska this week. We're experiencing the worst flooding in over 50 years. Pretty unreal. My family's unaffected but our hearts hurt for all the (especially rural) folks being affected.
Songs for each Enneagram. Wow. So nice.
Parenting during tantrums
We have been doing this “Gentle Parenting” thing for most of our kid’s lives and sometimes it’s just awful. And I just want to throw something at a wall. And yell. And discipline like my parents did.
But then my kid melts into my arms after a violent tantrum saying “I just need you to hold me right now” and I know it’s working.
Just thoughts after coming down from an especially tough evening.
Thanks, friends, for sharing stories, encouragements, and wisdom. It was the lift I needed today!
I'm a prof at a Chr. University. And it often includes supporting students at early stages of deconstruction (awesome). I have often wondered if staying in this system is wrong, a betrayal of self. It is certainly sometimes unhealthy to have to hide beliefs. But I get to do this special, professionally risky, covert work.
That is all. I've been pretty silent so far, so I thought I'd toss something out there.
Any #enneagram1 s found strategies for curbing the perfectionism/do-more-do-better drive, while also releasing self from the guilt/constant critic nagging at you that you're not doing what you should be?
I can force myself to take a night off, for example, but it always includes the phantom "shoulds" hanging around....
Is this the invisible, endless, mental labor of wife-and-mother-hood? Is this a 1 thing? Both?
What's most challenging about being a 1?
Where my #enneagram1 s at?
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