Stress FREE Parenting is a Choice
Accepting a few degrees of stress is natural and developmentally necessary (look at the process of birth to see stress work a life-changing miracle). However, CHOICES I make as a parent can tip the scales from damaging stress to healthy stress.
For instance, I may choose to compound stress or release stress with minimal impacts on myself and others. I may become frustrated by circumstance or look for the opportunity for self-growth. I feel peace within me and my family, as I take each conflict / crisis as an opportunity to heal. Choosing to heal instead of choosing to stress, my kids and spouse share my peace and encouragement.
Breathing a peaceful intention into each moment is vital. Recently, I chose to pay close attention to my abdominal walls and find purpose in each breath. As a leader of our family, I feel responsible for encouraging and empowering myself and each family member. So, I am choosing to look for more ways to take stress out of the situation.
Recently, I chose to pay close attention to my abdominal walls and find purpose in each breath. As a leader of our family, I feel responsible for encouraging and empowering myself and each family member. So, I am choosing to look for more ways to take stress out of the situation.
Letting go of the pressure to perform, I chose to accept myself and my family, as we are. Each time I catch my mind drifting into this peace-centered directive, I seize the opportunity to spread my joy, love, balance, and compassion. I say something simply to express myself. Some word, “thanks” or a phrase, “look at the beauty in _____.”
Allowing family encounters to be extensive, we have enjoyed this holiday season. Returning from vacation, I feel a need to structure our house and our habits for success. Looking into 2011, we are eager to achieve functional family life.
Suggestions welcome... Across many facets of parenting, I find stress distracting and preventing progress. Gift this comment area, with your techniques for removing stress.
Christy Camp, RYTT
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"Letting go of the pressure to perform" I like that, i think i will follow that idea because i do push myself to be super mom but really i don't have to do it all and be a martyr. I always seem to end up with the burned bread but that will change too, we gotta remember to treat ourselves good first so we can be there for our kids.
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