Growing Up Again-Adult Developmental Tasks & Affirmations

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Growing Up Again-Adult Developmental Tasks & Affirmations
« on: July 23, 2019, 04:01:32 PM »
This is part of Jean Illsely Clarke and Connie Dawson's book Growing Up Again, published by Hazelden in 1998 (second edition). Please see other introductory posts about this same book in the Books and Articles below. Chapter 25. Affirmations for Adults:

The developmental tasks of adulthood focus on the journey from independence to interdependence, and they include regular recycling of earlier tasks in ways that support the specific adult tasks. 

Adult Developmental Tasks:

To master skills for work and recreation
To find mentors and to mentor
To grow in love and humor
To offer and accept intimacy
To expand creativity and honor uniqueness
To accept responsibility for self and to care for the next generation and the last.
To find support for own growth and to support the growth of others.
To expand commitments beyond self and family to the community, the world, and possibly beyond.
To balance dependence, independence, and interdependence.
To deepen integrity and spirituality.
To refine the arts of greetings, leaving and grieving.


Your needs are important.

You can be uniquely yourself and honor the uniqueness of others.
You can be independent and interdependent.
Through the years, you can expand your commitments to your own growth, to your family, your friends, your community and all humankind.
You can build and examine your commitments to your values and causes, roles and your tasks.
You can be responsible for your contributions to each of your commitments.

You can be creative, competent, productive and joyful.
You can trust your inner wisdom.
You can say your hellos and good-byes to people, roles, dreams and decisions.
You can finish each part of your journey and look forward to the next.

Your love matures and expands.

You are lovable at every age.



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Re: Growing Up Again-Adult Developmental Tasks & Affirmations
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2019, 04:22:31 PM »
I loved reading this BH  :yes:

I see myself and who I have become as an adult despite or perhaps because of my past.  :thumbup:



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Re: Growing Up Again-Adult Developmental Tasks & Affirmations
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 09:32:28 AM »
Thank you so much for sharing BH. I'll book mark this page and might not in down in my diary.

Recently I've been focusing on a theme "I am nobody's responsibility but my own". This is a really helpful theme for me as I grew up with virtually no sense of independence or individuality. Your post was really helpful :)