Change is difficult. Even if you are engaging in behaviors that you know are harmful or have symptoms that are severe, the prospect of change can be unappealing. At these times, it can be helpful to think of reasons to make those difficult changes.
This is a title of an article I recently came across in a health related magazine. Amazing results in just days! The attraction of the quick fix is strong, especially when you’re feeling emotional distress. If you feel worthless, have no appetite, want to stay in bed all day, are extremely emotional or feel tension, anxiety and discomfort wouldn’t it be wonderful to have “amazing results in just days?”
My daughter is finishing up her first year of elementary school. Over the course of the year, I’ve anxiously asked her what she has to work hard to understand and she tells me school fun and easy.
Now as the first year comes to an end, I can see her self-confidence. We all know that early experiences help shape our view of the world for much of our lives to come. I had hoped that my daughter would learn that she is capable both socially and academically in early school experiences.