Be The Best You To Be The Best Parent
We all want what’s best for our children. We can and should devote our time to make sure that our little ones have everything they need to be their healthiest and happiest to be their best. However, it’s also important to ensure you’re the best version of yourself as well. You’ll find it much easier to handle all the many responsibilities of adulthood which you’ll also teach your children valuable lessons. Children pick up more from their parents than just what they’re told so live well. Your kids will learn that living well is something that’ll serve them throughout their life. So how can you be the best version of yourself? Take a look below at seven most effective methods. Some are easier than others but all valuable tips.
1.) Get A Good Night’s Sleep
Sleep is so important! It’s something that is often under-discussed. We all know how much better you feel when you’ve had a full night of rest and how much more difficult life is when you haven’t. Of course, there’ll be times when getting rest is impossible – especially when your children are extremely young but if you find that you’re having difficulty falling asleep when everything is fine, then it’ll be important to make changes. Limit the amount of tech you consume before you go to bed or creat a sleep-friendly environment in your bedroom limiting the disturbances will all help.
2.) Bright Beginnings
How you start the day will have a big impact on how well your day goes. If you had a chaotic beginning to the day, then it’ll be unlikely that you hit too many peaks throughout the day. Start the day right and you’ll be set up for success. By far, the biggest enemy of a peaceful morning is time. It can feel like we’re continually rushing around to get everything ready and that’s obviously stressful so look at rising a little bit earlier. If you have time for a good breakfast along meditation and some reading, you’ll be on to a winning day. If you can, go for a run and then take a cold shower for bonus points. That combination is more or less the best way to start your day with energy and positivity.
3.) Eating Well
You are what you eat. I know that can sound like a cliche but as with most cliches, it’s also true. There’s a big difference in how you feel after a healthy and nutritious meal and eating fast food. Of course, one unhealthy meal isn’t going to have a huge impact on your life. However, if that’s more or less all you’re eating, then you’ll be putting yourself at a disadvantage. Look up some quick and easy healthy recipes and eat well. It can have a game-changing impact on your life.
4.) Daily Exercise
It would be nice if we could get what we need from sitting on the couch and watching Netflix all day. If you want to feel at your best, then you need to move your body. The building blocks of being a human are becoming increasingly known for us. We were made to use our bodies and not sit around all day. Working out, you’ll give yourself more energy as well as a boost on your immune system. Give yourself mood-boosting chemicals such as endorphins. That’s a lot of benefits in exchange for twenty minutes of exercise. It doesn’t matter what you do so long as you’re getting your heart rate up and doing so consistently. That could mean playing a sport, going to the gym, hiking or taking a walk around your neighborhood.
5.) Handling Issues
There are many things you can do that’ll push your health forward in the right direction. It’s worthwhile remembering that sometimes you’ll need to respond to new issues. Everyone picks up an issue or two just through the course of living. Thankfully, most issues can be managed these days. If you have a health concern, then simply visit your doctor and see what they suggest. Trips to the doctor are important for serious health issues but you should also manage the issues that aren’t life-threatening which can impact your quality of life. For example, your senses. If your eyesight isn’t what it used to be, then look at getting glasses or contact lenses. If you have problems with your ears, then learn what audiologist treat and make an appointment. You’ll find that your enjoyment of life is greatly improved if you can experience it in high definition.
6.) Mental Space
Life is stressful when you’re a parent. As such, it’s important that you’re taking steps to protect your mental space. As mentioned in previous posts, making time for yourself can help significantly. You’ll essentially be putting a barrier between your wellbeing and the mania of the outside world such as spending time with nature or time to do things you enjoy will also help. You should enjoy the journey that is life.
7.) Goodbye To The Toxins
It can be relaxing or fun to have a glasses of wine but it’s important to remember that alcohol consumption can have a detrimental impact on your lifestyle. It can make you feel sluggish and low moods. It’s a radical idea to avoid alcohol but it’s something worth trying. It’s possible that within a few weeks, you’ll be at your happiest and more energetic. Plus, you’ll receive the bonus of saving money.