A parent’s mental health has a huge impact on the child’s mental and physical health.
It is so important that we as parents take care of our mental health and provide a happy, nurturing space to our little ones.
We must work on our inner world and manifest our outer world through our thoughts.
Poor mental health can make it very tough for parents to provide quality time to their children.
Let’s commit to working on our stress and anxiety.
Let’s commit to staying happy and joyful.
When we can do this we will start to pass on positive energy to our children.
Our children will start to thrive and grow beautifully.
Now that we know how important it is to focus on mental health let’s find out how we can do it.
Here are a few things that I practice and things that have helped me stay calm in most situations.
1. Practise Gratitude
You will be surprised to see how much you have been blessed with when you sit down to do your daily gratitude. I have a beautiful notebook where I write my daily gratitude and would encourage you to do the same. Get a pretty notebook and practice gratitude every single day.
2. Avoiding Unhelpful Pattern of Thoughts
3. Believe That Everyone is Doing Their Best
4. Find Time For Selfcare
Not having a self-care routine is like driving a car without adding any extra fuel to it. A time will come for sure when the car’s engine will break down. Let’s be more kind to our bodies and mind and find some time for ourselves. This will help us to recharge ourselves and give more of ourselves to others. Let’s look at self-care as an opportunity to be better equipped to help others.
5. Taking 100% Responsibility
For example, consider two people who are stuck in traffic. The event is the same for both of them. One of them is very calm and decides to spend her time reading a book while stuck in traffic. Whereas the other person gets irritated and starts to complain about how horrible the traffic is. The outcome will be very different for both of them. The lady who chose to read a book will stay calm and look fresh. However, the lady who spent her time complaining and cribbing will end up with a bad headache.
Just like that in life, we must focus only on our responses and not on the event because honestly, we have little or no control over the events.
6. Celebrating Small Wins
7. Meditate, Breathe, Pause and Reflect
These are a few things that help me take care of my mental health. I feel that all of us are responsible for how different situations make us feel. We for sure cannot control every interaction and experience that we go through but we for sure can control how they make us feel. I hope that you will take charge and make sure that you do your best to stay happy irrespective of what shows up in your life.