Monday, September 29, 2014

Motivational Monday

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Barb - A Life in Balance

1. When is Frugal Too Much? | Living Contently 2. My Son Started Preschool: How I'm Managing My New Routine | Umbrella Tree Cafe

Mitzi - Written Reality

3.Pumpkin Whoopie Pies | Umbrella Tree Cafe 4. Pumpkin Garland DIY Perfect for Halloween | The UnExtreme

Lauryn - A Vintage Mom

5. Pumpkin Pie Spice | Memories by the Mile 6. Uses for Apple Peels | Little House Living

Katie - Mom Favorites

7. Pumpkin Snap Cookies | Born Again Farm Girl 8. Halloween Wreath Hack | Homemade Interest

Marie - Normal Everyday Life

9. If We Knew What We Had | Just a Touch of Crazy 10. 5 Benefits of Having Little Helpers in the Kitchen | Less 2 More

Toni - Tickles and Time Outs

11. 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Cake | Midget Momma 12. The Week of Daycations (The Free Way to Have Fun) | The Little Farm Diary

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Why women who know when to shut up have more successful relationships, marriages, and careers

I have to admit. 
I often talk WAY too much!
  Just yesterday I told my coworkers I thought I was coming down with something (really, did they really need to know that?  Now they are going to start thinking THEY are sick!)  Sometimes I will share personal financial concerns to people that aren't close friends which I'm sure creates uncomfortable situations.  Of course, they may tell me that they understand and try to comfort me and make things seem not awkward but the truth is that my problems aren't something they need to worry about. 
I have come a long way.
It's important to me that I not place my burdens on other people.  Of course, there's a time and a place to talk to my friends about my challenges or something that's bothering me but I need to be careful about the timing and the people I chose to share information.  I have come to realize that even my kids will feel the effect of my big mouth if I'm talking about adult issues or financial stress around them (I never talk to them but sometimes they may hear me on the phone or talking to a grown up which is not ok). 
The problem is that when we share our problems with others, they immediately feel sorry for us or want to understand why we are telling them about your issue.  Even though we may just want them to listen, they feel like they are taking on our problems and that's not really fair. 
I'm sure you've had this happen to you before.  You've come across someone that begins telling you about their problems and you walk away feeling confused or worried about them.
Do any of you have this problem?  Do you ever talk too much or get frustrated when someone is sharing too much information with you?