Identity: Not “What”, But “How”
Many people find they lose aspects of their identity when they have kids. Can you relate? This year has certainly made it more challenging to hold onto our identities. Many things in our lives have been “lost” (or put on hold) during the pandemic, and it has been hard.
If you’re feeling like you’ve lost yourself, you’re in the right place.
Create a meaningful vision for your family.
Amazing family life does not create itself.
Step away from working “in” your family,
and take a moment to work “on” it.
The Parenting Junkie Show Timestamps:
[05:39] Many of us feel a loss of identity as we enter parenthood.
[05:56] Let’s evaluate the source of our identity
[06:57] Changes in life can change our identities.
[08:05] The things we are or do make for superficial identities.
[09:48] Where else can we find our identity?
[12:36] Start focusing more on the “how” and less on the “what”
As we start to focus more on how we show up, how we go about our days, we’ll find that our identities are much more stable and steady in the face of adversity.
The “what” might change, but how we show up remains constant.
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For Making a Compelling Game Plan for A Family Life You Love
What exactly do you get in the Create Vision Package? You’re going to get everything you need to create your own little Create Vision Workshop.
Do it alone or with your partner.
Do it in bed, in a coffee shop or in a hotel somewhere.
Do it in less than three hours or in two full days.
Either way, I need to warn you: Going through this process might make you unbearably enthusiastic about your life and razor-sharp focused on your purpose as a family.
Together, let’s process what you’ve been through this year, so that you can forgive the mistakes made, heal lingering wounds, reflect on the lessons learned and finish the year strong.
Every day you will receive a new prompt on Facebook or Instagram – think it over and answer the questions either in the comments for community and accountability, in your own post, in your stories, or you can print out the Finish Strong journal and answer the prompts there.
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