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You’re listening to the Love Tidbits Podcast, where you’ll discover a small, tasty, delightful, bite-sized tidbit of love. I’m your host, LeAnn Austin
Hey y’all, welcome to Love Tidbits, episode #65: Take Back Your Power
I recently had a client share with me that her daughter-in-law is coming for Mother’s Day, and daughter-in-law’s going to ruin the whole day for her.
I didn’t fully understand what she was talking about and asked her to tell me more. My client said, well, when daughter-in-law comes to visit, she doesn’t say much, or seem to want to interact with me. I can’t tell if she’s upset about something. I spend the whole time daughter-in-law is around walking on eggshells, and not even sure how to act, fearing that she won’t have a good time and will come over even less than she already does. It’s Mother’s Day and I want to enjoy the day, but my daughter-in-law seems to mess that up, and other days I’m with her as well.
Hmmm, well this got me thinking, how often do we let other people ruin our experience, whether it’s on a holiday or any day? How do we keep our peace when someone isn’t behaving in the way we want them to, or think that they should?
I catch myself doing this sometimes, especially with my kids. Things would be so much better if they would, fill in the blank. A few things that I’ve heard of and have happened to me, you may relate to as well. Our dinner would be so much nicer if they would help me clean up. If they would just stop looking at their phone or playing video games, we could actually have a conversation like a normal family. Things would be so much better if they would spend more time or less time with me, depending on the situation. Now you get the picture.
Notice how we’re giving the other person power over our life, as if they’re in charge of how we think, feel, and act. What if we take back our power? Meaning, what if we take responsibility for how we show up, despite what everyone else around us is doing, hmm?
One quick tip to help with this. Show yourself some love. When I notice myself in situations like this, and getting really frustrated, I put my hand on my heart, take a few deep breaths, and remind myself, of course I’m upset that so-and-so did whatever. Every human wishes other people would do things differently. Slowing things down and giving myself a little space and grace, brings the power back to me.
I know some of you are worried that your daughter-in-law is going to ruin Mother’s Day or some upcoming event. I can help you with this. Join me on Wednesday, May 3rd at 1:00 pm eastern time for my free mini workshop. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll learn how to take back your power. And not let other people, especially your daughter-in-law, ruin your day. Free Registration HERE
And in my Lovin Me program for May, we’ll be focusing on how you keep your peace when someone isn’t doing what you’d like them to do. We’ll explore many ways to take your power back, and I have an awesome acronym that I created and will share to help with this as well. So join our Lovin Me community, and together let’s create more peace and love despite what may be going on around us.
I love the quote by Debbie Ford: “Now is the time to take back your energy, your power, and your peace.” Hmmm, something to think about.
Have a good one y’all ~ and here’s to taking back your power, peace, and love.
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