Babies require a lot from you. Coping with their demands and everything else’s that’s going on around you can be stressful at times…make you feel angry, anxious, or just plain “stressed out.”
You can spend a whole day trying (and failing) to get one job done. Just as you start something, your baby wakes up, a nappy needs changing or they need a bit of attention
Sometimes you can feel as though life is completely out of control. If you’re the sort of person who likes to be in control and worries about getting things done, this can make you feel very tense and frustrated….
Spend half an hour each evening doing something you enjoy. This helps you put other things out of your mind and relax. Have a bath, read a magazine, watch TV or do whatever else helps you to unwind.
Borrow a book, CD or DVD about relaxation from the library.
Ignore any housework!!
it can wait.
Make some time for yourself and enjoy your baby!
Imagine letting your mind unfold like an attractive map laid out on a glass table.
See with the eyes of your heart. Look for something that’s working, something sweet, something lovely, something that opens you up… Have you noticed anything good about you… as human beings, we tend to go negative. Looking out into the world, we see the creases and the prickles.
Looking into the mirror, we see our pores and the dark circles. We see the moles and miss the dimple and miss the smile.
Seeing the good doesn’t mean we don’t see the bad, too. It means we let our eyes take in what we don’t like and invite ourselves to see what’s good there, too. We let ourselves see it all, the big picture and acknowledge that we are much more than any blunder or the flaws.
Seeing the bigger picture can be an awesome way to see yourself with more adoration. Look for the good in the mirror.. Look for the good in people, even people you can’t stand!.
Make a habit of looking for the good in you. Catch yourself looking at you with that constricted, negative view. Then step back intellectually and mentally spread out your awareness.
Let looking for the good in you and others become your default… Give yourself recognition when you’re able to look into whatever’s happening with that big perspective and a big heart.
Many of us go through life flicking through the surface of our identities. That is, we don’t truly dig deeply into our thoughts, feelings, desires and dreams. Part of the problem is that we’re always on the go because…. there are always so much to do! Therefore self-exploration takes a backseat. Self-exploration is about self love. It involves really looking at your own beliefs, outlooks, feelings, actions and inspirations and daring to asking why. It is about looking for the origins of who we are and answering all the questions.
Having a deeper understanding of my has many benefits. It opens doors to pursuing true happiness but also in a way permits me to grow in confidence, self-belief and self-awareness.
Self -exploration helps me to appreciate, understand and accept the whole of me. What I do and why I do what I do!. .
I am now my own best friend!
What would you tell yourself if you could travel back in time, sit across a table with coffee/tea and some hind-sight advice?
What question would you ask your old self?
Will it be any of these?
Would you condition your answers or happiness on meeting every expectation you set for yourself
about the roles you play and the things you do in your lives?
Is it who you are?
Are you just a role or more than what you do?