No one tells us that when we turn 18 years of age, we have to parent ourselves.
We go through childhood listening to adults day in and day out telling us what we should do. What we shouldn't do. Whether we did this right or did that wrong. We are so eager to grow up to no longer have to listen to adults telling us what to do.
So we think. When we become adults, what we often don’t realize is that there will always be other adults wanting to give us their advice. Which may or may not have been solicited. We still have our bosses and managers or supervisors telling us what we need to be doing.
If it isn’t your boss or supervisor, maybe it is your wife, your husband, your sister or brother. Many of us didn’t want to listen to them when we were kids. And being an adult, we think, ‘I don’t have to listen to you.” In some situations, you may be right, that listening to the demands of another of what you should be doing. However, in other circumstances, life just might be easier if we do listen to their advice.
When we are kids, we don’t want our parents getting on our case about getting out of bed in the summer, eating our vegetables and doing our homework. Unless you like that kind of thing, which is great if you do. But if you don’t, and it was a struggle for you when you were a kid. As an adult, it’s even harder. Why? Because you no longer have Mommy as your alarm clock. Ok, so maybe some of you do… But that will only last for so long.
Do you really think that when you are 35 years old with a family of your own, that your Mom is going to be your alarm clock, or make sure you eat your vegetables? This is where adulting gets hard or can become challenging.
Being an adult means taking responsibility for one’s own actions. Accepting the consequences when something goes wrong. Being a responsible adult is paying the bills to have a roof over your head instead of getting your nails done every other week or going out for breakfast every day.
Being an adult means to go grocery shopping for healthy food, even though it is so much easier to get take out. and why do we do this? because we know that eating take out every day is not good for our body. that eating junk food like chips and chocolate and candy can not only have our body increase in weight but makes us physically, mentally and emotionally feel like crap.
Every kid is so eager to grow up, move out, live by their own rules. Which from my own experience, I think I wanted to just not have to follow anyone else's rules. So I get it! But what I found was, I had to listen to my boss and make sure I was meeting the KPI’s, fortunately, I like vegetables, so I'm good on that count, paying the bills, I'm doing good with that, but staying away from junk food. All I can say is I sometimes wish I was never introduced to junk food. And, I'm careful what I wish for because I do like junk food. I’d just like to have it a little less than I do. But that is another discussion.
Back to adulting. So being an adult isn’t all it was cracked up to be, or what I thought it would be when I was a kid.
IT IS BETTER! Once I learned a few things in taking care of myself and this thing called Law of Attraction. Wowa! FAn F*cking Tastic this is. Really knowing and understanding this, has brought new meaning, new excitement and new love into my life. I'm so excited and I just can’t hide it kinda feeling. And I can’t wait to share it with you!
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I’m Coach Jackie Thomas.
I also happen to be a Nurse in the Healthcare field. I’ve been a PSW as well.
I’m a wife and mom who loves her family. But, sometimes, after a “bad day” or dealing with some intense trauma, I was triggered and brought it home to my kids and spouse. It wasn’t working.
At the height of my burnout, I went looking for solutions. Anything to make me feel better again. To love my career again. To reignite my passion again.
I found evolved NLP. The combination of science meets spiritual resonated with me. The work is founded in practices of forgiveness and healing on a cellular level for lasting true change.
To rebound, rebuild, and repair from days of trauma, disease, and stress.
To reclaim our passion to serve.
To love our career and our lives - at the same time.
These tools gave me my life back.
They can do the same for you.