The drive back home from work can be tough. You just put in a full load of work, trying to do your best and helping everyone along the way. But now comes the most important shift of the day, time at home. Your little ones are waiting for you, it’s not that simple because you too are a human, with an above human responsibility, to raise your kids happily within Judaism in a difficult world.
As you pull in to the drive way, the exhaustion you feel can be overwhelming. What can give us that push that we need for the last 3-4 hours of the day before they go to bed and to make it a pleasurable afternoon and early evening?
I felt this myself, after a full day of teaching and didn’t have the right attitude coming home. Then I remembered a few principles of success that I learned in my NLP course and from Torah studies:
Make a success journal and be committed to filling it in everyday with every positive action you took from the day. Start with 5 things a day and be consistent. By writing down the positive things you did throughout the day, it puts us in a better mood and we are focused on seeing the good in ourselves. That gives us the attitude we need to handle it all at the house.
It’s that easy