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PWP 43 | Parents Who Find Time For Themselves

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I just put the baby down and then flew upstairs to record this real fast.

I hear so often parents lamenting that they don’t have enough time for themselves.

While I admit, in the season of having young kids, it will probably never feel like enough time, but

You have more time than you think.

Time isn’t something that you find, it is something that you make.

Gut punch right?

You have the time.

I promise you.

(If you think you are the exception, email me and I’ll help you find it.)

What you probably lack, is the same thing I lacked for six years – permission and belief that you are worth taking time for.

You matter.

You have to believe that.

I got so jazzed up I forgot to even do an intro or any music for today’s show.

On today’s episode I talk discuss:

  • How and why you actually have enough time to take for yourself
  • What is getting in the way
  • How to start with 5, 10 minutes of time and grow that into whole days of time
  • Encouragement that you are worth doing this work

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions: info@parentswho.com (The emails go straight to me)

If you want to see more and go behind the scenes be sure to join our private Facebook group.

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PWP 42 | Parents Who Find Permission Part III

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I want to give myself permission to have a bad day, to prioritize my marriage over my kids, to ignore what society says and do things my own way but how the heck do I do that?

Today we continue with the three part series on giving yourself permission. (Part I here) (Part II here)

How do you push through the anxiety and self-doubt and selfish feelings that crop up when you try to give yourself permission?

Even if it’s permission for something simple like taking a nap?

Sometimes those simple permissions can be the hardest, but if you can give yourself permission for the smaller things, eventually it will be easier to give yourself permission for the bigger things.

On today’s episode I talk discuss:

  • The unexpected benefit I found in giving myself permission
  • What usually has to happen before change is possible
  • How to push past the anxiety you will feel when trying to do things differently
  • What you may need to do in order to trust yourself again
  • The struggle I have had in giving myself permission to spend less time with my kids
  • Why moving to Spain and living in Turkey was easier for me than deciding how to pack my kids lunch
  • My favorite home decor item, that can help with self-worth! It’s by Letterfolk and you can find it here.

This is a dense episode.  One you might want to bookmark.

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions: info@parentswho.com (The emails go straight to me)

If you want to see more and get the behind the scenes be sure to join our private Facebook group.

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PWP 41 | Parents Who Find Permission Part II

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Today we continue with the three part series on giving yourself permission. (Part I here)

Though I have been working on this topic for almost two years now, this is the first time I have spoken publicly about it.

If this episode sounds like I’m driving all over the road, it’s because I am a bit.

Bear with me as I try to figure out how to best share what I’ve been learning.

Do you struggle to give yourself permission?  Do you want to do things differently but just become paralyzed as soon as you start trying?

When I first attepted to write myself permission slips I encountered tons of barriers. 

Barriers that seemed (and still sometimes seem) insurmountable.

Just because you hit barriers does not mean you are doing anything wrong.

More often than not it means you are probably on the right path.

You are not alone with these obstacles.

On today’s episode I talk discuss:

  • All the things that get in the way when I’m trying to issue myself permission
  • My personal fears and the noise in my head that gets really loud when I try to do things differently
  • How my narrow definitions impede my possibility for happiness

After listening I would love to know, “What is the biggest obstacle you face when trying to give yourself permission?”

You can comment below or email me (info@parentswho.com).

I read every email and I will write you back.

Thank you in advance for being on this journey with me.

If you want to see more and get the behind the scenes be sure to join our private Facebook group.

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PWP 40 | Parents Who Find Permission Part I

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There was such a huge response after the last episode around permission that I decided to do a three part series on the topic.

I haven’t really spoken publicly before about permission and my journey to find it so you’ll probably still hear some trepidation in my voice.  That’s just the sound of me still figuring this out and of being vulnerable in sharing it for the first time.

What the heck is permission anyways?

And why should anyone care about it?

So glad you asked.

Permission is one of the things I have most been lacking from my life.  It is the number one biggest lesson that I think I’ve had to learn.  Not just in regard to parenting, but in being a healthy human being as well.

I want you to give yourself all kinds of permission.  It has truly changed my life.

But first we have to understand what it is.

On today’s episode I talk discuss:

  • What permission is as a child vs. what it starts to mean as an adult
  • Why giving yourself permission is important
  • and what I had for lunch the other day that I feel certain I did not have permission to eat

After listening, comment below or email me (info@parentswho.com) and tell me what you are most needing permission to do or to not do.  I read every email and I will write you back.

Thank you in advance for being on this journey with me.

If you want to see more and get the behind the scenes be sure to join our private Facebook group.