Raising kids is not a cakewalk and it certainly takes a toll on you. Parenting is exhausting and it is perfectly okay if you feel drained and exhausted of it, at times. However, the show must go on. So, here are 5 ways to energize yourself when you are exhausted while parenting.
Now, this might sound like the most lame thing to do because as a parent, your mind is never actually free of thoughts or worries. However, trust me on this and whenever your baby is napping or your little one is off to school or coaching, do devote at least ten minutes in a day to meditating.
Creating a supportive environment is vital. Do it at a time when you have no duties to tend to. Choose a part of the home where it is the least noisy and you can get some fresh air. Soothing music and a scented candle will be nice, too. You may chant a mantra or simply concentrate on your breathing. Guided meditation videos on Youtube are really helpful as well.
I assure, the flow of thoughts does get slowed down with passage of time and regular meditation. You tend to worry less and be a more positive and patient person.
A hot shower or a full fledged massage session at the spa
This one is my personal favourite. Hot water really takes away the pain from sore and aching muscles. If you have the luxury of a bathtub, do add some Epsom salt. If you do not have a tub then an aromatic body
If your time and pocket allows, go for a massage at the spa to refuel your energy and sanity.
Talk to your kids
It is very important to make your kid feel confident about talking to you. The channels of communication between parents and kids must always be two sided. This is especially true for parents of teenagers. If a child feels that he would not be understood, he would not open up to you and might end up bottling up emotions or confiding in other people who might not be their well wishers. So, always listen to your child and try to understand things from their perspective. When a kid feels that he has his or her parents’ back and trust, he is much more likely to stay on the right track.
Moreover, you will be surprised at how your kids are more mature and clever than you about so many things. Talking is a real stress reliever so, get taking!!
Join parenting groups on social media
These days, social media has made it so easy for us to join groups and communities based on certain common interests. So, you can share your concerns and opinions with other parents through these platforms. Anything from studies to emotional issues in kids can be taken up here. Sometimes, it is good to know what others have to say about something that is bugging your mind.
Read books on positive parenting and well, sip on some coffee!
A daily dose of motivation helps a lot when dealing with kids. So, reading books that are relevant to your child’s age is a good idea.
About coffee, well, we mean any beverage you enjoy. Just enjoy your reading time.
Practice care not control
Understand that as a mother or parent, it is your duty to guide your child. It is not our birthright to dictate things to kids. Exercising control would not let their personality boom fully.
Lastly, make yourself a priority every once in a while. Happy parenting.
I would like to thank Alpana Deo for introducing me to the Momology Blog Train. You can read more about his/her work at www.mothersgurukul.com. I would like to introduce Upasana who blogs at https://lifethroughmybioscope.com
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