Tag Archives: Take A Break

FATHER’S DAY IN THE USA

A poem and one bit of parent advice about honoring your father. Perhaps that should be advice to children. ūüôā

Honoring Dad Poem

ADVICE ABOUT HONORING DAD ON FATHER’S DAY

Ask Dad how he wants to spend his special day. Maybe he wants to sleep late, hang out with some buddies, go fishing, have total control of the remote control as he veggies out on the couch.  Special days are made more special by letting the honoree dictate how it will be celebrated.

STAY STRONG

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Katherine

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DON’T “JUST TO IT!”

For those in the midst of their weekend. A re-blog of Friday’s post, telling you how to ditch your to do list.

10 Humorous Rules to help you decide what to leave undone poster.

STAY STRONG

When making your to do list, make the first priority  taking care of you so you can take care of others.

Next week’s free eBook¬†¬†is When Good Kids Takes Risks. You can download it ¬†starting today and going through ¬†Tuesday June 11th. See the side bar.

Thank you for caring, sharing, and all the other things you do to make your corner of the world better.

Katherine

DON’T “JUST TO IT!”

With the week-end coming, to do lists get more and more oppressive.  This funny Emotional Fitness Poster Coach says ditch the small stuff on your list.

10 Humorous Rules to help you decide what to leave undone poster.

STAY STRONG

When making your to do list, make the first priority  taking care of you so you can take care of others.

Next week’s free eBook¬†¬†is When Good Kids Takes Risks. You can download it ¬†starting today and going through ¬†Tuesday June 11th. See the side bar.

Thank you for caring, sharing, and all the other things you do to make your corner of the world better.

Katherine

RELIEF FROM PARENTING STRESS

A blog post reminding you to stay warm and relaxed, no matter if the weather outside is “frightful.” ¬†Use our OMM to get you out of the cold.

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IMAGE BY: Cartoon Clip  Use Mind power to take a quick break from stress and cold.  Read on. 

Lots of my parenting advice uses mind power and self-hypnosis to let you take a break from the stress of being an overworked parent. And yes, all parents are overworked in today’s too fast paced world.¬†¬†¬†

Today’s parenting Tips:

Tip One: Practice my One Minute Meditation ( OMM), until you find taking one Calming Breath chases stress away. ¬†How to OMM … start with a Calming Breath:

  • Breathe in slowly to a count of five
  • Hold your breath for a count of five
  • Breathe out slowly to another count of five
  • As you breathe out, say a silent ‚ÄúAhhhhhh‚ÄĚ
  • Smile softly¬†

The OMM is an extension of Calming Breath.  After taking a Calming Breath:

  • Breathe normally.
  • Observe what it feels to just breathe in and breathe out.
  • Continue for at least four breaths, but try to extend this exercise for at least a minute but more if you have the time and want to continue.¬†
  • As you extend the exercise, occasionally, take another Calming Breath.
  • When you are ready to end the exercise, take another¬†¬†Calming Breath and go on.

The more you practice, the stronger the power of the OMM grows.  The stronger the OMM, the easier you will find it to stay in control of stress and negative feelings. Practice when you are waiting for a bus, waiting for a red light to change, or waiting for a three-minute egg to finish or water to boil. 

Tip Two: Create an imaginary Safe Place to visit as you OMM.  The easiest way is to call up memories of the times and places you felt safe and relaxed.  Then combine and add to these places until you feel you have created one that relaxes you as you see yourself there.  Finally, always go to that place as you OMM.

Tip three: Make a daily date with yourself to have me-time and quiet-time.  Even five minutes of each will improve your mood and strengthen your emotional fitness skills.

Tip four:  Always use weekends or other time off days to extend your me-time and quiet-time.

Tip five: Here is a New York Times article about the importance of taking some breaks from all that work.

STAY STRONG

Life is a struggle, relationships hard, raising good kids in today’s world harder than ever.  For more reading about how to relax and win the stress war, try Parents Are People Too: An Emotional Fitness Training Program for Parents

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Katherine