What’s the Big Deal about “Me”- Time?

With our clocks set to fall back an hour on Nov. 6th,
there is no time like the present to talk about “Me” Time.

Let’s begin with a happy family is a happy mom.  Having children requires energy, patience and is demanding to say the least. Your time is now divided with often no time left for you.

It is highly important that you maintain a balance. Why?  Having time for yourself is a positive way to energize your physical and mental well-being.  By ignoring or suppressing your individual interests, talents, or goals, this can create a hostile environment or even result in possible depression if not addressed.  Parenting is by no means easy. It requires achieving a healthy balance between parenting and your own individual growth and development.

After having my first child, and teaching children all day, I realized this need for some “me” time.  My individual time involved joining a fitness club for two obvious reasons.  The first was for my physical well-being, and the second was an opportunity to meet and enjoy people outside of my home and work environment. This made me feel as if I had a girl’s night out!  I returned home feeling energized and prepared to take on the new day with a fresh new start.

Here is the key. By taking the time to engage in an activity that interests you, or working towards a new goal, you will not only feel great but your family will benefit from it as well. I have found that after many years of marriage, parenting, and teaching, this still holds true.  My husband and I continue to work as a team encouraging and supporting each other to set new goals and maintain individual interests. After all, a happy home is time
worth pursuing.

Champion Parenting encourages parents to “continue to grow” along side their child.  Here are a few tips:

*Work as a team to share the duties & responsibilities

*Continue to grow as a person maintaining your individual interests & setting new goals

*Support and encourage each other

*COMPLETE  & not COMPETE with each other

*And as always, keep God first in your life

 

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About authoraliceiorio

A nationally known educator, with over 20 years of teaching experience (preschool- college) is President and founder of Champion Parenting, Inc., a nonprofit.
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