I’ve gotten myself into this frenzy of saving people from “wrong” choices.
It started with Yahoo Answers and it escalated to several Facebook groups.
People post something like
“My 18 month old is biting. Spanking and time outs aren’t working.”
And then I get annoyed, because spanking and time outs aren’t teaching tools. And I get anxiety about this person getting MY RIGHT answer and taking my advice.
I am making myself insane.
Also, I’ve taken to really being annoyed about the lack of tolerance shown by so many people in my personal non-writer Facebook. “God wants you to say Merry Christmas” and “Saying Happy Holidays is turning your back on Jesus.”
Tis the season for intolerance.
So, here is my plan. Block Yahoo Answers. Leave these crazy mom communities which seem so often to thrive on drama and infighting and the whole “mommy wars” thing and regain the energy I’m losing toward worrying about things that are not in my control. I will give up my good fight to someone else who has more energy and time than me.
What things are you losing energy to? Could you let go of some of those things and regain that energy?