Welcome to Adulthood: It’s Time to Parent Yourself

Welcome to Adulthood: It’s Time to Parent Yourself

I recently watched an amazing TED Talk entitled “How to stop screwing yourself over” where Mel Robbins introduces the concept of “parenting ourselves.” She says that as children we had someone there to stop us from playing too many video games, eating lots of junk food, or from staying inside on a beautiful weekend day. Our parents set boundaries and guided us with our best interests in mind, and they pushed us when we would not have pushed ourselves.

Just think about it. When you were little, would you have come inside from playing when the streetlights came on and washed up for dinner all by yourself? Heck no! You did it because you knew it was expected of you.

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Lost in the Shoulds

Lost in the Shoulds

Have you ever been lost in the shoulds?  

Your parent thinks you should do this.  Your boss thinks you should do that.  Your friends think you should ignore both of them and hang out instead.

Or maybe you’re hearing the shoulds in your head from people you don’t even know.  This business book says you should build a business like this.  This religious book says you should live your life like that.  This comic book says you should laugh about the other books’ opinions about your decisions.

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