Are you picking your battles or fighting every skirmish? Life is better when we. Learn which hills are worth dying on. The fact that I have used three clichés already speaks to how often we need to be reminded that ” not everything is important enough to require a fight”.
I don’t know what criteria you use to decide but I do have a couple people in my life that seem to think everything is meant to be a battle. There is only one way to do something and it is their way and they are ready to make a stink if you don’t fall into their line. It is exhausting being around them and must be exhausting being them.
I much prefer to be around people who stand their ground on the important stuff and don’t even need to relent on the small stuff because they don’t take a rigid position.
Parents either learn this lesson and likely have happier children and a happier life or they don’t and … well you can guess what I think happens. If your toddler wants to sleep in his Superman costume maybe you should ask yourself ” what difference does it make?’. Just because you wouldn’t wear the green tights with the purple skirt doesn’t mean it isn’t perfect for your 6 year old daughter. (side note: as a grandparent, the stuff that I dug my heels in as a parent seem funny now).
When you realize that you don’t have a dog in this fight (maybe no one does) it is liberating and energizing. It allows you to replenish your tank for the stuff that really, really does make a difference.
Make Today Remarkable, by picking the right fight,