Originally printed in Family Circle, October 2016
If you’re arguing with your partner… Take a step back and consider what needs your mate may believe are not being met. It’s likely one of you is feeling a little controlled or neglected. Talk things out with compassion to address what requires more attention.
When you have a large project looming at work… Figure out what must get done today and successfully tackle it so you build momentum to keep going Pause for mental breaks to reboot your focus, and think about what the task means to you so you’ll feel re-energized.
If you’re overwhelmed with family tasks… Seek outside help and be honest with your kids, explaining that while you would do anything for them, you need some time for self-care They’ll understand and you’ll teach them about balance and personal preservation.