Saturday, 25 July 2015

How To Revitalise Your 'Super Parent' Energy

All Parent's know that a child wants attention - a lot of it! Whether it's playing a game, lunch time, going out. You are there, always there and in reality you feel like 'Super Mum' or 'Super Dad'. 

How are they still running about? I'm knackered!" You always try 110%. You are likely yawning before your children and you still haven't had your time yet. So what do you do?
Time management. Break down your day and see exactly what need's to be eliminated and put right to focus and balance your schedule. Children want to play? Fine. You want a few minutes to yourself? Fine. You have an important task to do? Fine. There is nothing wrong with being selfish and frankly you deserve to have your own time.

How our bodies cope with this 'Super Parent' Energy is something we are probably overwhelmed with. How are we so strong in dealing with everyday life tasks? How do parents find the time with 1, 2 or 3+ children? You should deserve a medal, even own a trophy cabinet. Nope, it's probably snot on your favourite clothing and dirty dishes at the end of the day. But, you smile. Let's not be hard on ourselves, we love it. I know I do.

One of my big stresses is time. Not enough time of the day (and it kills me). I want to give attention to my family, myself and not to mention my friends and family. Unexpected appointments can become a big event and cause stress you do not need. Simple solution. Write it down and manage your time.

Your children notice your energy - so if you give too much of it maybe lay back. Let them use their own energy - sit back and relax!

Don't be afraid to say no.

You've woken up, the children are asking for breakfast and the phone rings. Everything is going on again but you answer and it's a friend you haven't seen in a long time. She is asking to see you today (even though it's short notice they are desperate to visit). What do you do? Your instinct is to respond with a firm "Yes! Of course!" but in reality, you regret it. I have learnt over time that saying no can save a lot of time and stress to focus on other things you had to do that day (even if it's a rest day!). Time is ticking and you don't want to spend all of your energy starting a new task. - The unexpected task. These sort of things should be filled in when your diary has a blank space. (Maybe you've left it empty to have "your time" or to catch up with friends but this is probably the best way to tell your friend that you have free time another day. (even if you are also desperate to see them). They will understand.

If your day really has been overwhelming and non-stop. One simple & effective solution to calm and relax (even if it's a minute) is to just breathe... Inhale and exhale. A deep breath can be a quick fix to relax and unwind. Remind yourself your a strong person and your 'Super Parent' energy is ready for a recharge for the next day! You can do it!

Question & Answer.
How do you deal with time management?

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