Nurturing the Parent
Parents you need to look after yourselves. Take some time out from time to time. When you are busy with young children it is difficult to climb out side of that world. I remember reading once that if you went to a dinner party, sat down and then started to cut up the food on the persons plate next to you…then perhaps you needed to …oops…regroup!!
I would like to share some of what I have done to nurture and develop myself. I hope you find something useful.
One of the most beautiful things you can do is take a hot bath. Choose your favourite essential oil, bubble bath,perhaps burn some incense and put on meditation music and then…relax. Probably the best time to do this is after the kids have gone to bed!
There are some great Yoga or Pilates DVD ‘s, one site you might like to check out Pilates Anytime there is a 15 day trial then it is $18.00 US per month so have a look on line or if you live in Australia, the ABC Shop has some good quality products.
When times have been tough I found meditation tapes really useful?There there are many around. Onewebsite that I have found to be fantastic…is the…Mindvalley Academy. They have a number of excellent meditation tapes and I also stumbled on Bob Proctors course ” The Science of Getting Rich”while on their website.
Bob Proctor’s course on the Science of Getting Rich really made me reconsider a number of the ingrained thinking patterns that are part of our DNA. The course helped me believe in my self more and inspired me to think beyond the self imposed boundaries….and so it really makes you realise that any thing is possible.
I have done a number of courses and read books. For instance, I have listened to Anthony Robins CD’s, he is a life coach. He now has an extensive website with a number of downloadable courses. Transactional Analysis or TA with its aspects of the Id, Ego and Superego. Bob Proctor ” the Science of Getting Rich,” EckHart Tolle “The Power of Now,” as well as Reikei……to name a few. I have to say I found them all incredibly useful and I attribute them all to helping me to become the person I am today. There is so much to learn about who we are and how you can be the best person you can be.
The one thing I have learnt is that you make your self happy. No one else can do that for you. Happiness does come from within you.
Reikei, for me, has been the most magnificent gift you can have in your life.
In your busy day with young children rejoice in the fabulous job you are doing, Each task you undertake is one more step towards helping your child be the most magnificent adult.
Perhaps you have special things you do that nurture and develop your self and perhaps you would like to share, I would love to hear from you.