The weeks right after giving birth made me realize how little time I get to myself. Suddenly there is a new child to care for, laundry and dishes to be done, and lunches to be made. Having a simple plan like Kellogg’s Great Starts Tip #18 Four Great Ways To Divide Your Day, can make less stress of life in all aspects and great moments to share with your family.
One thing I am working on this year is giving myself less stress and more time to connect with who I am. Dwelling on the stresses of being a new mom and having another child that I have to watch out for signs of sensory processing disorder, will only make the connect with myself worse and take away valuable fun time with my family.
Using Kellogg’s Great Starts Tip #18, I see ways to improve my day and they’re wonderful tool for you to use with your family as well. Think of your day as divided into four different time zones. Time for yourself, work, play and others. Using this guideline you can create your day and do your best to have equal time with all four. Having too much work on your plate can create unnecessary stress on you, which in turn can affect your family. Also as much fun as it would be to just play around all day, that can hinder your work load you have and also take our time for you to really connect with yourself.
Creating a connection with ourselves is very important. Having the time to sit silently and meditate about your current goals in life, or just simply going out for a day of pampering can boost your mood and take away stress. Moments of laughter with your family is also another stress reliever. Evaluate how much time your family is really spending together, do you need to make more time? Perhaps a simple board game, a quick trip somewhere in town, a fun craft for everyone to create, these are great ways to keep your family together.
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