February is traditionally one of the hardest months - for both adults and kids.
In many parts of the world people are struggling with low levels of sunlight, less activity, and long days.
We feel cooped up. The days seem long and dark. Spring seems so far away. There is more conflict. There are more referrals. There is less goodwill.
When I typed "February Blues" into Google, I got more than 69 MILLION hits.
Thus - February is the month that we all want to give up and slide into our favorite "ineffective" quadrant.
For me, this means wanting to crawl into Low Expectations - Low Support at home - and High Expectations - Low Support for myself at work (yoga? what yoga?)
However, we don't have to give up on being restorative with ourselves OR our kids. It's like Frank Sinatra said - if we can make it there (in February) we can make it anywhere.
To help me remember my way through this month of low light, I try to find small ways to MATCH any high expectations that are not working for me with HIGH supports for those expectations (kids feeling un-helpful at home? mom not finding 'time' to exercise? ---- > rewards for unloading groceries; mom finds yoga challenge online).
Keep up the great work and here's to beating the February blues!