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Rushing as a coping mechanism

Rushing as a coping mechanism

Tara Heaney

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Rushing as a coping mechanism

I realised during isolation that one of my biggest coping mechanisms for parenting is rushing. When I'm tired or the kids aren't listening, I start to rush. Rush around, getting everyone out the door. Even if we aren't late.While we were isolated we had nowhere to rush to. So I had to deal with my emotions another way. I had to face my feelings and articulate them to my kids. It was freeing realising I waste a lot of my life rushing.As our days fill up again, I've managed to maintain my mindset by putting a few daily morning rituals...