Special Needs Parents... If you want to be successful, you're going to have to make the decision to quit.
Winners quit ALL THE TIME!
I can remember when my youngest daughter was really fighting Epilepsy and my older daughter (just older by 13 months) was in preschool and I thought I could do it all. I could be on the board at their school, help plant the school garden, run my household with no help and make sure my girls had perfect piggy tails and bows in their hair everyday. Something had to give. I had to to learn to quit.
There's absolutely no way that you're going to get to the end results you need for you and your family if you keep doing everything that everyone wants from you. It's just not possible.
So let's start quitting today.
It's ok to start with the easy things...
- Quit going to coffee with people who don't fuel you
- Quit volunteering at the school out of guilt
- Quit reading books to the end that you hate
- Quit answering texts from people who are stressing you out
Yes, seriously, you DON'T have to answer every text, volunteer for every school party or even get this... you don't have to take your child to every therapy that all of your friends are taking their kids to!
Making time for what is right for you and your family is so important and that means you are going to have to quit doing things like the others who are swimming in your pond. You have to step out on your own and quit.
When I learned to quit I started with the easy things, not the hard things because let's face it, we don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. So I stopped feeling obligated to do all things perfect in my own house and then graduated into quitting the tougher things... like backing out of obligations I had said yes to, but needed the time for the real priorities - like grocery shopping (seriously, I had no time to even put food in the house).
So tell me below... what can you quit right now... I know there is something!