Bite-sized Inspiritment Day 14: Ask

I can rationalise with the best of them. Maybe you are like me and rush to justify your actions, your thoughts and emotions. Sometimes we have to stop and ask ourselves the tough questions that we avoid. Being a parent has brought this to the forefront of my mind more than anything else. When you are trying to teach another little human how to act, how to do things even when you don’t feel like it and how to regulate emotions, it is a big mirror reflecting yourself.
How can I ask and expect her to respond and act in certain ways if I, as an adult, can’t do the same? I want to be asking myself the tough questions about how I am responding, how I am being present in moments and how I am prioritising the important things. I want to be able to model self-regulation and self-discipline. It is easy to justify our poor choices and get into a rut of allowing second best to stay.

I will never be perfect and neither will you but we can all grow as we go. We can ask ourselves if what we are speaking to ourselves is true. We can ask ourselves if this is the best use of time in this moment (not that we have to be “productive” with every second). Let’s support each other to ask those questions and continue to grow, for our children’s sake as well as our own.

Day 14 of the Write 31 Days Challenge using the Five Minute Friday prompts (writing for five minutes unedited on a prompt word). You can read the other posts in this challenge here.

One tool that helps me to be more focused, present and speak truth is meditating on Scripture. It makes such a difference for me that I created a course to share with others. A free trial is available for you to check it out!