It’s Not That Hard
Posted by Tiffany Cooper
My 4-year-old daughter finds great happiness in choosing her outfits each morning. On occasion she puts together an ensemble that is presentable in public, many days she does not. Yesterday was one of those days. She was very upset with my new choice of clothing. What did she do? She made the simple act of getting dressed a dramatic, drawn out scene full of moans and gasps of frustration. Seriously overboard! All that energy to fight an inevitable end result, wearing my chosen outfit.
Do you make things harder than they should be? Do you fight an inevitable end result? I do, sometimes. Of course, I usually regret making it harder than it needed to be. And I’m not just talking the big life altering stuff; I’m talking the small stuff too. Like the days I procrastinate on the laundry.
Here’s the strings attached part: Making things harder on yourself also makes life harder for those around you. Ouch! It’s so true though. My daughter made our home environment tense for a period of minutes with her clothing pout fest. Her unnecessary frustration and complaining impacted everyone around her.
So let’s talk about it. What do you make harder than it needs to be? Why do we do this? What are the reasons we make things harder than they need to be?