| Make the choice today for the whole week to do something that relaxes you for twenty minutes each day. It is an individualized thing. For me ,taking a long walk or going to the gym to work out is so relaxing. Taking a long, hot bath helps at the end of the day ,too. We need to take care of ourselves because you , the parent is so important for your family.
Another thing you can do for yourself and your child is to drop one of the many activities that they do . Instead, go for a walk with your child or play a board game with them.Let them go out and just plain play. In the sixties the first thing I did after school was get in play clothes and play outside for thirty minutes before doing homework. Now, kids tune into instant messaging,video games(which tend to be violent) and computer games. All of those activities are sedentary. Try turning off the electronics such as the set, video games ,cell phone,pager and instant messenger for a day . Read a book,exercise and talk with the family instead.
Just by doing some of the above you will see you will feel much better and less stressed. |
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