by Empty Your Cup Relaxation Coach · Filed Under: Parenting
Here’s the myth: Stress stops you from taking a break.
Wayne: Cecil, we just don’t want to stop, do we?
Cecil: We think we need to go, go, go… Life is not like that. You need to stop and breathe.
#1: I’ve noticed in my private practice that parents seem to have the concept that they need to look out for their children. I see this often in baby boomers. They see their children through. They go to soccer and college or university.
#2: They spend a lot of time working with their children to get them to college or university. In the interim, they’ve accumulated some material goods but the focus is on the child.
#3: Then the child graduates from the university. At that point in time, the husband and wife have spent so much time devoted to the children that they forget to communicate between themselves.
#4: As a consequence, you have this beautiful home with the mortgage paid off and are together now because the children have left to get married but you don’t have anything in common because all of the time seems to have been spent getting the children where they needed to go.
One of the biggest challenges for better parenting is to be able to slow down and stop putting others first. It’s important to remember that you have needs which must also be met in order to have a healthy relationship.
I hope I have helped to change your thinking. When you realize how simple and easy it is to take care of yourself as well as others on a daily basis, you will look forward with excitement to search and find more opportunities to have fun each day.
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Cecil McIntosh, guides solo-preneurs and entrepreneurs worldwide to clear your head, learn to relax, stress less and overcome chronic symptoms so that you can quickly experience profound peace, power and work life balance. You can get the other 20 Tips of 21 no-brainer shortcuts to achieving health and happiness at http://eycfreebook.com You can reach Cecil at http://www.cecilhelpdesk.com