Parenting, procrastination, and personality types all make an appearance in today’s links, as does an encouraging post about healthy exercise habits and one about temporarily letting go of something you love. Enjoy!

Choosing Your Absence from Something You Love: 5 Things I’m Learning, by Marian Vischer

“Busy as I am, I have actual time on my hands. We all do if we’re brutally honest. What I don’t have leftover is energy. And the things I really miss (like regular writing) require a mental and emotional energy that’s currently taken up by other required roles and responsibilities.”

You’re Not a Bad Mom, You’re an Introvert, by Jamie Martin

“Realizing that anger is the natural response to these situations, and in itself not wrong, lifted a huge weight of guilt off my shoulders.”

Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues, by Tracy Gillett

“When children are overwhelmed they lose the precious down time they need to explore, play and release tension. Too many choices erodes happiness, robbing kids of the gift of boredom which encourages creativity and self-directed learning. And most importantly ‘too much’ steals precious time.”

Why You Procrastinate (It Has Nothing To Do With Self Control), by Eric Winkowski

“Procrastination isn’t a unique character flaw or a mysterious curse on your ability to manage time, but a way of coping with challenging emotions and negative moods induced by certain tasks — boredom, anxiety, insecurity, frustration, resentment, self-doubt and beyond. Procrastination is an emotion regulation problem, not a time management problem.”

How My Relationship With Exercise Has Changed, by Alexis Joseph

“Having a rigid workout routine did not bring me joy. It actually sucked joy. I had an opportunity to move my body and feel GOOD but I felt pressured to take it to the max every time, with no regard to whatever else was going on in life. I had an opportunity to listen. To be intuitive. To feel more empowered in my workouts and to change my perspective.”

Here’s How Your House Probably Looks Based on Your Enneagram Personality Type, by Tamera Young

“Type 1 personalities are rational, dignified, self-controlled, perfectionistic and responsible. They feel like their home environment is an extension of the state of their life and psyche on the most visceral level. It’s not just about presenting a beautiful space, it’s also about feeling in control on the inside and needing to see that reflected on the outside. So for this reason, they tend toward spaces that are easy to keep clean – minimalist design with lots of black, white and grey (and the occasional pop of color for accent).”

What’s the most informative or inspiring thing you’ve stumbled across lately? I’d be honored if you’d drop a link in the Comments!

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