Let’s talk about FEAR! It effects all of us in some way or another. What role does fear play in your every day? Are you held hostage by it? Are your decisions based upon it? Are your behaviors driven by it? A little fear is known to be a good thing. It actually makes us motivated and even perform better on tests. But, as with anything, too much of a good thing is no longer a good thing. Are you afraid of bad things happening to your kids? Of course, we all are! But when it keeps you from letting them do new things or limits their exploration and keeps their world TOO small, it’s become a problem. Are you afraid of your kids’ big feelings? Are you afraid of them being unhappy? Are you afraid of their wrath if you say, “NO”? Rather than letting fear be the driver, take back your power, take some deep breaths and ask a trusted friend if your fear is creating more problems and limitations than it should be. Take good care of you and get help if necessary to put YOU back in the driver’s seat of your life!
Wishing you balance,
Bette Alkazian, LMFT
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