Take Care of Yourself

Taking Care of Yourself is part of Taking Care of Your Family!

Changes and losses cause family members to feel overwhelmed. Members of the family often say that they feel like all of their energy has been drained by helping others.
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There’s Something Good Always

Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.” – Alice Morse Earle

Find a trusted friend that you can call for advice. It’s amazing how your friend is able to share a bit wisdom … and it’s is just the help you needed. You’re whole spirit rises to a new level. Then it hit me how blessed I am, to have such incredible friends in my life.

So it’s really true … every day may not be awesome, but there is something awesome to appreciate in every day including the friend who helped by listening!

Life is Like…

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein

It is the same with people as it is with riding a bike. Only when moving can one comfortably maintain one’s balance.

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Every Single Day

Every Single Day

Parenting is a delicate balance of convincing your child they can do anything in life,

Simultaneously screaming “Don’t do that!” every three minutes.

You can help your child improve this executive function by building some working memory boosters into his daily life.
  • Work on visualization skills. …
  • Have your child teach you. …
  • Suggest games that use visual memory. …
  • Play cards. …
  • Encourage active reading. …
  • Chunk information into smaller bites. …
  • Make it multisensory.

Work and Life in Balance

img_0878Signs your life and work are in or out of balance. (Forbes)

1. Your body is always in pain. Suffering from chronic headaches or neck and shoulder pain is often a sign that you’re living in a constant state of strain. It means that it’s time to step up your self-care routine…

2. You are always tired. Maybe you’re lucky to get six hours of sleep at night or persistent fatigue could be your brain’s way of saying it’s on overload …

3. Your patience is wearing thin. If you find yourself getting short with others and/or if it happens often, train your mind to focus on the positive.

4. You can’t remember the last time you enjoyed yourself. Think about the last time you had a belly laugh or did something you love.

5. Your relationships are struggling. How long has it been since you spent time with friends or family? A key to relationships BE Genuinely interested in them.

6. Your personal and professional space is a mess. It leads to burnout. Get into the habit of cleaning your desk or home area every day. It will help calm your mind and rebalance.

7. You’re glued to your phone. Instead be glued to where you are… Home, Office, etc.. Be there when there!

8. You’re unclear about your priorities. When you are unclear on your priorities, it can be difficult to balance work&life. Get a really clear vision for your future. Think about whether or not your current work/life balance is making progress toward those goals. If it’s not, reprioritize.

9. You strive for perfection. Everyone wants to succeed, but often perfectionism comes at a cost. Instead of worrying about failing, try to reframe your thinking that you are “failing forward” and every mistake or challenge is an opportunity to learn and grow.

(Forbes – Details from the Article on Balance in Life)