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“Do as I say, not as I do.” We’ve all heard this statement, probably more than once, as we witnessed adults/our parents doing something they didn’t want us to grow up doing.

Have to stopped to mindfully consider what you are modeling to your children or grandchildren on a regular basis? How do you go about your day? Your routines?  Are they done with joy or rushed and full of stress.  Do you model time for “being,” or is life mostly about “doing” and getting through busy days?

If I could do it again, I’d focus more on “being” and less on “doing.” In my experience, my doing too much, to get it all done, prevented me from really enjoying down-time. I’d focus less on “perfectionism” and more on “good enough.” One non-verbal message I’d want to instill is to take the time to do something just for the fun of it, regardless of the outcome. That’s where true learning of yourself can take place, experiencing new things and discovering likes and dislikes, interests and passions, needs and wants.

What do you want to model?

Love, Health & Happiness,

Phyllis

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