Keep Flaws in Context

Expecting only excellence denies the scope of authentic situations.

“To demand perfection is to turn our backs on real life, the full range of human experience,” explains Kristin Neff. @neffselfcompassion

We benefit from being conscious of the reality of our blemishes.

I’ve noticed that I tend to use either/or language about my own attempts to homeschool. Either I am succeeding or I am failing in teaching my children. When I make a mistake (by being impatient, or distracted, or neglectful) I struggle to keep my flaws in context; I find myself overemphasizing them. I start to skew my beliefs about myself. I’ve come to believe that my first step towards change is my attitude about mistakes.

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