15 minutes | Nov 30th 2020

TPJ 88: Not “What”, But “How”

Many people find they lose aspects of their identity when they have kids. Can you relate? This year has certainly made it more challenging to hold onto our identities. Many things in our lives have been “lost” (or put on hold) during the pandemic, and it has been hard.  If you’re feeling like you’ve lost yourself, this episode is for you.  [00:36] Join me in my free challenge, Finish Strong!  [05:34] Ready to create the vision for your family? [05:39] Many of us feel a loss of identity as we enter parenthood. [05:56] Let's evaluate the source of our identity [06:57] Changes in life can change our identities. [08:05] The things we are or do make for superficial identities. [09:48] Where else can we find our identity?  [12:36] Start focusing more on the "how" and less on the "what" As we start to focus more on how we show up, how we go about our days, we’ll find that our identities are much more stable and steady in the face of adversity. The “what” might change, but how we show up remains constant.  If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about your biggest takeaway. Take a selfie of you listening or a screenshot of the show, post it to instagram stories, and tag me @parentingjunkie or feel free to DM me on instagram, I try to reply to as many as I can!Are you subscribed to my podcast? Subscribe here so that fresh episodes are delivered directly to you. Those shiny 5-star ratings and sweet reviews have me all gushy, thank you. But more importantly, they help other parents discover the Parenting Junkie Show and spread the word about Loving parenting and Parenting from Love. If you have a moment to spare, those reviews mean the world to me, you can leave one here.  Want to connect to like-minded parenting junkies? Join our (free & awesome) FB community Love Parenting with Avital. Resources: Join me in my free challenge, Finish Strong! Ready to create the vision for your family? Full Show Notes: https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/88 
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