After my last post, our family decided to move. With the move happening in about a week, I had to put my time online on hold. Considering I am only working on this site to improve my WordPress skills (and hopefully, share something helpful along the way), I put this site on hold (briefly) to jump into decluttering, simplifying (we are downsizing) and packing.
The finish line is near. 🙂
So back to how to make others respect your time. In my last post, I discussed the first step which is to begin to notice your thoughts about your time. My guess is if you feel disrespected about your work at home, the thoughts you have about being at home are not positive.
This was the truth for me.
For example, you could have someone ask you the question, “What do you do for a living? Do you work?”
From that question, your internal thought process could go a million different ways.
Let’s look at two extremes:
Sheesh. THIS question again. It is like I HAVE to have a job outside of the home to have any importance.
I’m so excited to share with them that I’m lucky enough to be able to be home at this time in my life. I wish everyone had this opportunity.
Try each of these thoughts “on.” What emotions do they bring up for you? When you have those differing emotions, how do you think your actions play out from thinking those thoughts?
Pay attention to your thoughts this week. Don’t try to change them. Just notice them.
This is a big step. It takes time, and it isn’t a button you can just turn on. You have to work continuously on it. But learning that YOU are in control of your feelings takes all of the power in your life and puts it in your hands. It is ALL about YOU.
Have a wonderful week.
PS – If you like where this is going, you will enjoy Brooke Castillo’s work at The Life Coach School – I like her podcasts, and also Byron Katie’s: The Work.