Let’s make CALM our word for 2022. We live in an age of agitation. I have seen higher levels of anger and animosity between parents than I ever have in the 20+ years of mediating, counseling and coaching. Why is that?
Sometimes it seems we excel at holding on. We hold onto things, we hold onto people, we hold onto past comments people make and we hold onto actions that someone did to us. By doing this we are stuck in the past. It is as if our feet are stuck in the mud and we cannot get out of the mud.
The reality is that none of us can live in the past and we sure as heck cannot change ANY of this. The best we can do is realize where we are right NOW and focus on doing better in the future.
What will you do to find your calm? What does it look like? Where are you? How can you create a calm space for your children?
Time to leave the mud!