Day 25: Restoring Productivity, Overcoming Parental Blockages

Welcome to day 25 of the 31 Days of Restoration: Spiritual and Emotional Support for Parents of Children with Special Needs. You can find the main page for this series here.

I want to say I know nothing about becoming so paralyzed I cannot complete mundane tasks.

Unfortunately, I know it all too well.

Possessing an A-type personality, it is particularly difficult for me when I cannot move forward in my plans. Where I used to meal plan for an entire week, I’m now ordering meal kits. Where I used to plan the homeschool week on a Sunday, I now figure things out the morning of.

Even though I’m getting things accomplished, the execution is not what it once was. I work daily at accepting this is not a failure, but a redirection.

It is increasingly difficult to remain productive in all areas of life when homeschooling a child with special needs. As my son grows, so do his needs. So do my piles of papers.

At times, I feel I have things in order, then a medical issue to sets us back a few weeks. It feels like a continuous game of catch-up.

It is also a continuous lesson in clearing underlying issues because it’s never really about the piles of paper. It’s amazing how light I feel and how much gets accomplished when I tackle the blockages head-on.

Affirmations for Restoring Productivity and Overcoming Parental Blockages

  • Even though I feel I have not accomplished anything today, I am in control of my emotional blockages.
  • I unblock the root of my emotional paralysis.
  • I accept accomplishments without internal pressures.
  • My child knows I’m doing the best I can and does not judge me.
  • When I let go of expectations, I reach goals fluently and efficiently.
  • My child benefits from tasks completed with overflowing love rather than from to-do lists.
  • No matter what, I know I will be OK.
  • No matter what, my child will be OK.
  • No matter what, it will all be OK.

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