December 2, 2013:
DECIDE: To counterattack jealousy.
PRACTICE: Today and for the next few days pay attention to any feelings of jealousy you may have.
Are there times you feel yourself tightening up with anger and resentment at work or at home? Think about what the fear behind that anger is about.
What are you afraid you might lose?
Is it someone’s affection?
Recognition of your abilities?
Once you have an idea about what it is you fear losing, ask yourself why you think you are in danger of losing it. Have you lost this before and decided you should expect to lose it again? Have you decided you don’t deserve to have what you want?
If your answer to either of these is yes, begin working on making a new decision. Stay focused on real here-and-now facts, not your fears, and don’t let past experience tell you what your future will be. Working on claiming your personal power can help you make these new decisions.
Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, SUKI AND MIRABELLA. Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.
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Read the whole story at FIGHTING FOR ATTENTION.