Daily Dose of Living

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Today we will talk about how to deal with your family’s bad habits. Have you created healthy habits for you, but haven’t gotten your kids or spouse on board? You’re not alone — lots of people get frustrated when their loved ones don’t want to create healthy habits. It can be very frustrating when your kids’ habits seem out of your control, whether they live with you or not. You can start by creating the right mindset. The Stoic philosopher Epictetus writes about the idea of focusing on what we control, and letting go of what we can’t control: “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” ~Epictetus.

That’s probably not anything new to any of you, but it’s a good reminder that when it comes to our loved ones we have no control over what health habits they form. Even if they’re our kids. We tend to want everyone to do things the right way, which is our way. If we eat a healthy diet, we want our loved ones to do that too. But that’s not under our control, and our happiness will be severely hampered if we let ourselves focus on things out of our control. Instead, focus on your own good habits. And being compassionate with those you love. These are things that are (somewhat) under your control.

Come back tomorrow for more inspiration.

Reference : https://zenhabits.net/family/

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Carol anne says:

    true, very true, I enjoyed your post GS!

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you Carol. Glad you liked the simple concepts. They can be truly liberating sometimes.

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  2. Shanique🌅 says:

    I honestly don’t understand this pressing need to be right. Start a fire. Burn down the house of a relationship with we care about just to be able to say, I told you so? Compassion and listening, building bridge not tearing down. And maybe allowing the loved one see where we are coming from, a place of love and concern instead of control

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    1. GS says:

      I agree with you Shanique. Communication is important in relationships. We need to talk openly and be good listeners. Most people can learn how to communicate more effectively. Share positive feelings about your partner with them. It is better to act early if you are having difficulties, rather than waiting for the situation to get worse.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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      1. Always a joy and pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Have a great day!! xoxox 😘💕🎁🌹

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