Daily Challenge……Family / Relationships
My grandchildren want to come round and visit me….my Son also wants to come, but I’d rather see them without him.
I am feeling…..Hampered / Irritated / Jealous
Step 1. (How I would like to feel…)
Family Happiness / Love and Connection / Quality Time
Step 2. (Quality Questions for self…)
Do I need to keep the visits separate to enjoy them?
Do I need to improve the relationship with my Son?
Can I create Quality Time with them all?
How do I create the visits I want?
Am I being unreasonable?
Step 3. (Practical steps leading to Positive Results…)
If you are unable to cope/deal with all the family together, then decide to compartmentalise them and accept that you can see them separately.
Consider working on the issue with the person involved.
Address and communicate why it is uncomfortable.
Work at accepting your family members for who they are.
Develop a positive attitude and focus on their good points.
Watch your body language and smile more, a friendly approach goes a long way.