No one is born knowing how to be a parent. And we know that parenting can be difficult sometimes. But some parents focus so much on what they should be doing and forget about what they should not be doing. Below is a list of things no parent should ever do to their child.
Disclaimer: If you can relate to any of these signs, please do not take this feedback as an attack on your character. This video is meant to be a self-improvement guide for those of you who have been feeling a little stuck.
We also made another video on the things toxic parents may say:
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Quick Ways To Help You Manage Your Stress
As we learn more about how damaging stress can be, people are now concerned about it. Some companies will give their employees some time off if they are feeling stressed, because they think of it as a real medical problem. No one with stress wants to use this as an excuse to get off of work, obviously. You want to conquer stress for once and for all. The tips in this article will help you make stress a thing of the past.
Try labeling your stress with numbers, from 1-10. One would represent the minor problems, and ten represents the catastrophic problems. This will really help you not stress over minor things.
Minimizing your exposure to the daily news will actually relieve you of some inadvertent stress. Even if you don’t realize it, watching a war on television, skyrocketing prices at the supermarket or neighborhood crime rates can really wear on your psyche. Every once in a while, especially when your stress levels are high, turn on a comedy or music instead of the news.
When you are feeling overwhelmed and are dealing with a great deal of stress, it is important to learn how to breathe. Stress is most common with fears, sadness and anger. When you feel any of these emotions, breathe and imagine you are breathing the emotions out of you. Awareness of what triggers stress is the first step to tackling it and breathing will ground you in the moment and make you aware of what you are feeling.
If you are a parent, one thing that you can do to calm things down around the house is to read to your children. This will keep them in place so that they are not giving you a hard time when you get home from work. Reading to your children can help create a soothing atmosphere in your home.
Take some time for yourself. Always set aside a little time each day to devote to yourself. Whether it’s a little time in the morning before anyone else is awake or in the evening when dinner is over – try to relax. Some people find that meditation helps them, some like relaxing in a warm bath, whereas others like to destress themselves by going for a walk or a run.
Get up and go outside for some fresh air and sunshine to help relieve stress. If you are inside an office all day or cooped up inside the house, go outside for a few minutes and see the sun and take in some fresh air. Even a small amount of time outside can help improve your mood and will work on helping you relax.
To identify hidden sources of stress in your life, start keeping a stress journal. Each time you find yourself feeling stressed out, make a note of it in your journal. Record what happened, how it made you feel and how you responded to the stressful event or situation. This will allow you to spot patterns of stress over time so you can develop an effective long term stress management plan.
To reduce stress, one of the things that you can do is plan a hiking trip with your friends. This will be great for your body and give you the emotional reprieve that you need. Also, you will be out in the natural wilderness, which will provide very comforting scenery.
Gardening can be a very healthy, effective and productive way to combat the effects of stress. Most people can find a place in their yards to create at least a small garden for planting and cultivating flowers or food.
If you are at work and passing through a moment of great stress you should take a second to look at pictures of people and places that you really enjoy. This can help you to refocus on what is important and may even make the stressful situation feel a bit silly or useless.
Cooking is a great form of stress relief as you will be focusing on the recipe and the quality of the meal that you are creating. Follow a recipe and bake something that you always wanted to, which will help to ease any tensions you may be facing in your life.
Dancing is a great activity for stress relief. If you feel confident go out on the town and start dancing away. For shier people even the act of dancing alone in your own home can help you to dance away your cares and stress. Try out several different styles of music to see what is best.
If a lot of your troubles arise from being late in the morning, set your clock to wake up fifteen minutes earlier than you would. This will not make much of a difference in your sleep but can help tremendously in arriving to work on time and reducing your stress level.
Try to be as humble as possible when you are around the people that you love and your co-workers. The more arrogant you are, the more you will have to live up to the expectations that you create. This will lead to additional stress, which should be avoided in the first place.
If you want to alleviate your stress, try listening to some music. Anytime you feel stressed, put your favorite music on, and pay attention to it. The music will give you a much needed distraction from the stressful thoughts you were focusing on before.
Plan a weekend with your friends to go to the casino and enjoy the pleasures of great dancing and gambling. All of the lights and glamour of the casinos will inject excitement into your day and put you in a great mood. Enjoy all of what a casino has to offer to feel uplifted.
It’s a good thing that people are finally realizing that stress is real and that it can be devastating to some people. It’s also a good thing that there are so many stress-fighting tools you can arm yourself with. Use the tools provided to you by this article to begin fighting your stress.
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