I just learned something really interesting, something I never really thought about.
There are other feelings behind anger.
I’m sitting with our youngest child and our therapist talking about why he gets so mad when he’s studying for spelling and taking his spelling tests. She shows us a poster that has an angry face in the middle and a number of different faces all around it. Some are frustrated, embarrassed, worried, sad, and disappointed.
So it makes me wonder What is he trying to tell me when he’s angry? All I do is react to the anger with anger. But really what I should do is dig deeper and help him articulate the feelings behind his anger. And then think about the feelings I have behind my anger. It’s quite possible we are having the same feelings!
My mind is officially blown!
New Year’s already? Wow! What a year it has been!
I don’t know about you, but I love making resolutions. Sure, they don’t seem to last very long, but I’m trying something different this time.
I’ve been playing with Stampin’ Up!’s My Digital Studio, and I designed a page that would help me in planning my New Year’s Resolutions.
I thought of all the different areas of life and made little boxes for each of them and added lines to write my goals in.
I love sharing my printables with you in case it helps someone else. Click the pictures below to download the file you prefer.
I’m continuing my mantra from last year: Progress not Perfection!
Have a blessed New Year’s!
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