You know the saying "if Mom's not happy, isn't anyone happy?"
As parents, our emotional and mental states can have a profound impact on our family environment and on our loved ones, specifically our children. If we look carefully, we often see our strengths and weaknesses reflected in our children's words, behaviors, and attitudes. They are like little mirrors that show us who we are, for better or for worse.
Sometimes, those glimpses of ourselves can be the stimulus we need to believe that we can be doing decent work on this matter of paternity. Other times, we are shown exactly those habits that we have unconsciously chosen not to look at, only to discover that we have transmitted them to our precious little ones.
This concert is not for the faint of heart.
A mother's state of mind even affects her unborn baby. Psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Verny once wrote: "everything the pregnant mother feels and thinks communicates through the neurohormones to her unborn child."
Mom's mood can affect the whole atmosphere and atmosphere of the home and all those who inhabit it. Have you ever realized, mothers, that in those days when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, everyone else's behavior is headed south quickly? Even if you are doing everything you can to protect your children from internal negativity, the energy is evident and they just know that something is wrong.
On the other hand, have you noticed that when your spirits are high, the home seems happier, more peaceful and runs smoothly?
Like the climate, the emotional climate of a home can vary and be affected by various conditions.
Of course, Dad's mental and emotional state also plays an important role in the family environment. A recent study at Michigan State University showed that stress related to parenting had a harmful effect on the cognitive and language development of their children. In addition, parents ' mental health had a long-term impact, causing differences in children's social skills. "
All parents want to provide their children with a safe, warm, loving, and happy home. One way parents can make sure that happens is to take care of their inner atmosphere, so to speak.
Here are 12 self-care practices for parents who can help with that
Take a walk in your neighborhood or, better yet, in the forest or a place near the water. Simultaneously enjoy the well-documented mental health benefits of exercise and nature.
Establish a daily habit. Spending a few minutes every morning to write down your thoughts can do wonders. You don't know what to write? List three things you're thankful for.
Finish what started
Choose a small task, task, or pending task that you have had in mind and take it to the other side of the finish line. Finish something and enjoy the achievement.
Detoxify the body every day
Before you have a coffee in the morning, enjoy a glass of water with lemon. It is detoxifying and moisturizing and also quite tasty.
Breaking with the fast
Psychology professor Jordan Peterson recommends eating a great breakfast every morning, regardless of whether you are hungry. He says, "keep the energy of carbohydrates. Eat fat and protein. " This is especially beneficial if you have anxiety.
Schedule your day
Make sure you have something to wait for. Schedule free time for yourself, or a holiday, or a fun family outing, which you would really enjoy and expect with enthusiasm.
Go to bed in time. If you are not sleeping enough, recognize that it will probably take you twice as long to finish what you should do. Sleeping less doesn't save time. Regular sleep rhythms and enough sleep allow your body and mind to work with all cylinders.
Ask for help
Get the help you need by asking. People like to help those who love. You're not an imposition. Allowing others to help strengthen your relationship with them.
Hug your spouse and your children. Take some time for this. Pause their activities to show affection. Let Love impregnate your home.
Smells can have a powerful effect on mood. Make your home smell wonderful. Cook. Baking. Light a candle.
Move the skeleton
Enjoy the uplifting music. What's your problem? Raise your spirits a little dancing a good rhythm.
... with yourself, that's it. If your loved ones hear what you say in your mind, would they worry? If so, turn the script over and talk to yourself as if you were the one you love.