Today our country celebrates its independence.
What about you? Is it time for you to:
Break a habit that isn’t working for you?
Change a behavior that doesn’t bring the desired results?
Work on a relationship that has not been satisfying?
This year, make Independence Day a personal holiday. The 4th of July is the time to declare your independence from an old way of doing. It may even lead to a new way of being!
I’m not suggesting huge changes, those require careful planning. It’s the small, everyday things that put a damper on your self-esteem. Those things you know you shouldn’t do, but you continue to because you are reluctant to take a risk, experience discomfort, or fear upsetting someone.
You could refrain from talking on your cell phone while driving,
Stop being critical in situations where encouragement might work better
Begin “peace talks” in a relationship that has been adversarial.
Self care is setting yourself free from that which isn’t working for you.
This message is from friend and counselor Karen Rowinsky, LSCSW, who is a licensed master social worker. She has a private counseling practice in Overland Park, KS. Contact her or sign up for Self Care: WeeklyTips to Help You Create the Life You Desire at www.overlandparkcounseling.com.