Hey, Mr. DJ, keep playing that song! Ever have that song that just keeps playing in your head? (Like the one I just quoted?) Although that can be bad enough, what is worse is when you get the same negative thought running over and over in your head. Things like:
I'm not good enough!
I don't parent well enough!
I don't clean well!
I don't cook very well! (yes, this one is true though!)
I don't look good enough!
Eventually these 'songs' can take over. We start to imprint them on our soul. I believe setting up boundaries can really help with this. A dear friend texted me one day "You MUST listen to Focus on the Family today!" Don't you love it when there is a friend who knows you well enough to know what your issues are and can direct you to something that helps! Of course it took me a week to get the chance to listen to it (on my phone, in the bathroom, while cleaning).
It really is a great show about how setting boundaries and saying 'NO' can help get rid of the guilt we feel over all the things we are 'supposed' to be doing. That are 'good' and 'right' but maybe not good and right for our families. If you get a spare 20 minutes, take a listen and let me know what you think and how you will use NO to protect your family and your mind!