Parenting is not just a job or a task to perform; it is more of an institution of love, care, and responsibility for children. It is around the clock activity in which you instill values, knowledge, and positivity in your kids along with good health. Your children, on the other hand, give back constant reminders regarding things that you need to heal or improve upon.
How to Take Care of Your Kids Even Better
So, what could be the best way to raise your kids? You may recoil at the idea of taking care of yourself before you rescued your child. The logic is plain and simple â€“ self-care provides you both the physical and emotional stamina, which make you ever ready to take of your kids.
Moreover, ceasing caring for yourself impacts your ability to care for your children, which doesnâ€™t bode well for parenting.
To stay healthy along with imparting good habits to your children, you have to be an active participant in your own care. You need to proactively maintain health and wellness of your family by following a few steps every day and notice the changes for yourself.
You need to visit your doctor more often regarding healthy lifestyle tips and avoid indulging in habits that can potentially damage your body. For example, avoiding smoking, drinking, junk food, and eating well-balanced nutritious diet is a good start.
You can also choose an effective military diet plan, to begin with. For that, you need to learn about military diet in order to better understand its benefits.
Following are some important health tips for you and your family:
- Always be positive
Everyone goes through challenging and difficult situations in his/her life, and there are times when itâ€™s hard to muster motivation and staying positive seems a wishful thinking. However, pessimism wouldnâ€™t help you here either. Dozens of studies have already shown that optimists are physically and psychologically healthier than their counterparts.
Pessimism leads to depression, and how would you take care of your kids in a depressed state? A research by Mayo Clinic found that optimists are less likely to develop cardiovascular diseases and they have longer life-span. Also, there is a strong connection between positivity and performance; the more you stay positive in stressful situations, the better you will perform. Nurturing your kids, therefore, demands your constant performance.
- Eat healthy and sleep well
Maintain a healthy diet and balance it by including dairy, fruits, vegetables, cereals, fish etc. Eating healthy is very important for maintaining a healthy weight; otherwise, there are more chances of developing life-threatening diseases. Good nutrition is the primary component of leading a healthy lifestyle.
Moreover, missing out on too much protein, vitamins and minerals that are required by your body, there are more chances of accumulation of fat, which isnâ€™t good for you.
You should also take care of your sleep cycles and use proper ways of getting rest. It is worth mentioning here that body pains, especially backaches are common worries for many mothers. You should perhaps use an effective and comfortable mattress while you sleep in order to prevent back pain from developing in the first place.
- Exercise is necessary
Exercise is a must for remaining healthy, so find ways to stay active. You can also play games to that involve jumping, running and walking. You also know it better than physical activities keep your heart healthy, strengthen bones and help you get in proper shape. The fact of the matter is parents who are healthy, fit and positive are far more equipped in terms of taking care of their children.
Doing regular exercise is also a great way of teaching your kids how to lead a healthy lifestyle. Besides, your children will realize that you are their educators, mentors, supporters, and heroes, which would subsequently be helpful for them to inculcate many valuable lessons in life.
- Stop stressing
Stress is your enemy and is behind 80% of peopleâ€™s outburst. Also, it is a scientifically proven fact that every time you are under stress, you lose intelligence. The more you will stress, the more it will leave an indelible scar on you. If you effectively manage to free yourself from stress, you will start seeing many transformations.
People would get inspired by this and would also want to know what happened. Therefore, wouldnâ€™t it be fulfilling when you help them live more graceful and happier life.
- Confront negative feelings
Negative feeling like anger, grief, and fear are negative interpretations of your own thoughts. Try to confront and get rid of them as soon as possible. Having such feelings at a time is absolutely normal, but it is not good for you to abet them. More importantly, you cannot afford to show such disposition to your kids.
Worry and anxiety are always useless and destructive, which simply are not helpful for you to become a better caregiver. So, my advice is to love yourself and let your guilt go off.
Take Care of Your Kids…
Being a responsible parent, you want to instill good things in your kids; for that you have to be with them, understand them and guide them. Therefore, all of this will only be possible when you take care of your own well-beingâ€”Take Care of Your Kids Even Better When You Take Care of You
Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powersÂ of Self-Acceptance,Â Appreciation, and PersonalÂ Achievement.Â We ask that every contributor and expert answerÂ the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with theÂ current article they have written.Â In that way, and as a team, we hope toÂ encourageÂ and motivateÂ each other, thus inspiringÂ you to Get All A’s.
1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally?Â Additionally, what are youÂ still working on accepting? Now, weâ€™re not talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.
I believe that accepting not being a perfect person is the beginning of becoming one. Life continues to throw opportunities at us to learn from our mistakes in order to better ourselves. I have my own share of hardships and successes and I am happy that I am on a learning curve and improving myself.
2. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally?Â On the other handÂ OR in contrast,Â are there elements of who you are that youâ€™re still working onÂ appreciating?
Earlier I used to have intermittent bouts of anger and frustration with regards to my work and relationships, but gradually I started to overcome my insecurities and inhibitions. The fact that I know I have many weaknesses yet have the ability to make things better â€“ is the biggest appreciation I have for myself.
3. What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell usÂ not onlyÂ what makes YOU most proudÂ but alsoÂ share theÂ goals and dreams that you still have.
My individuality and my attitude are the keys to unlock my own true potential to achieve something bigger in life. I think this is my most rewarding and enduring achievement.
4.Â Of course, weÂ all have imperfections,Â orÂ so we think.Â In truth,Â we are all perfectly imperfect. What are your not-so-perfect ways?Â Likewise,Â what imperfections and quirks create who you areâ€”your Identity?
I agree that we all have imperfections, but the most interesting aspect of this is there is a perfect world out there; that is even if we are imperfect, we know to align ourselves perfectly to make the world a perfect place. I am not the person that manages time effectively, do things correctly all the time so on and so forth. I am also not the person who stayed ahead of her classmates as well as colleagues, yet I always came up with solutions and answers that worked. So yes, this oddity is what defines me.
5. â€œI Love Myâ€¦â€ is an outlet for you toÂ appreciate and expressÂ all the positive traits that make youâ€¦wellâ€¦YOU!Â In fact, sharingÂ what you love about yourself will make you smile, feel empowered, and uplift your spirit and soul. (We assure you!)Â Therefore,Â Identity challenges you to complete the phrase â€œI Love Myâ€¦?â€
I love my individuality. I love my storytelling. I love my desire to touch peopleâ€™s heart through my writing.