Thoughts on fostering growth through empathy
- a blog for parents -
So, yesterday we created a goal, identified a strategy and hopefully, you gave it a go! So...how did it go? Were you able to notice when you were being harsh with yourself when you felt frustrated? And did you then pause long enough to offer yourself kinder, gentler, more truthful statements?
If you did, GREAT! Keep it up and notice what that's like for you to pause and allow yourself the consideration, respect and the time to make that important shift.
If you didn't, GREAT! You get to learn how to make adjustments to your self-management plan. Begin by taking a look at what didn't quite work. Was it something about the goal you want to adjust - after all, it was a goal I suggested, so it wasn't truly "yours"? Was it something about the strategy? Do you want to adjust the goal? The strategy? Both? Or give it all another try just as it is? You get to decide.
Small changes made mindfully can lead to profound results for you and those you interact with in your daily life. Truly, small changes are really all we are able to make in a sustainable way. And consciously choosing how to change and grow is the only thing that makes that possible.
So, keep going and heal, grow and love.