There is nothing comparable to the overbearing stress that lack of time and space delivers with your new, precious baby. Most of all, the older they get, the worse it can become! Which is why confronting and managing this instability should become apart of your regular agenda right from the beginning. Here I will reveal the first-time parent secrets to a lighter, brighter, more enthusiastic YOU!
One of the best ways I have found to unwind is by resetting. With the everyday hustle and bustle, weeks will go by before you realize where the time has gone. And this can drive you crazy in no time.
Reading to Clear Your Palate
One great solution to an escape that will let your mind keep track of time is through reading. Gathering information through words is a tactic that allows your mind to think about something else and also gain some mental stimulation that will help you feel better.
Proven through many scientific studies, even six minutes of reading a day allows your brain to unwind and distress. With this small increment of time, Self Development Secrets is a useful tool when it comes to catching a great read with little time available.
With each moment that goes by, our physical energy is pouring into another. When we begin to feel this draining stress day by day, it also can take a toll on our spiritual well being, too. For your own sake, reviving this is just as important as sleeping, except it is possible to do with your young one right in front of you.
If you have never heard of staying grounded, now is a good time to touch up on the subject. Being grounded basically means reconnecting physically with the bare earth. This includes walking in the grass and touching the dirt. Making a direct connection between your skin and the ground sends negatively charged electrons from the Earth straight into your body. What this force of energy does is it neutralizes free radicals that cause minor inflammation, which in turn can induce chronic fatigue, soreness, and stress.
Therefore, spend some time lying on the ground! Start a small garden and let your child play in the flowerbeds while you tend to them. You both will feel the effect in no time as the heavy weight you had no idea existed disappears!
Sunshine State of Mind
One of the most useful pieces of advice I can give to you is to get some fresh air. Being trapped indoors plays a roll like no other on your mental health. This is a reminder to go outside for at least two to three hours per day, collect your Vitamin D and allow the breeze to wisp away your worries. Once again, this is something that both you and your little one will benefit from, which makes no excuses for not enough time!
Refining Your Schedule
There are a few other tips and tricks to spacing your day to include a few minutes here and there for yourself.
• Meal Planning
Preparing in advance what you will be eating throughout each week not only helps save lots of time cooking, it also helps you keep track of your diet. Of course as new parents our newfound goal is to better the life of another we so often forget about our own health. Taking the time to plan our diet will set you in control of the nutrients you need to stay healthy and happy in the long run.
• Sleep Separation
Most experienced parents agree (especially mothers) that the early hours of dawn before our children wake is the best time to preserve for ourselves. If you know your child’s sleep schedule well, waking a good hour before them will help you set your day straight, giving you time for clarity before the chaos commences.
Remember, make time for you and all else will work out.