A few months ago, we did a three-hour session for a group of 80 people where the facilitator asked, “What is your greatest stress?” The majority of the responses were “my children”.
A lot of the time, the evening bedtime routine is the biggest problem area for parents. This used to be the case for us too because our two little girls would get hyped up. It became a very stressful time for us for quite a while.
So we looked for answers. We tried and failed to force them to relax when eventually we found something that worked. But here’s a secret: the golden rule of parenting is to take care of your own stress.
Even if you don’t have children, this golden rule still stands. Learning to create space for yourself and set yourself up for the evening is a good idea for everybody.
The biggest stress for most people is getting enough good quality sleep
Recognising why the evening routine is stressful for a lot of parents
The three most important actions to create a good evening routine - preparing yourself, creating the right environment
How to create the right environment - low red light, incense, breathing and reading
Why red light is better than blue light in the evenings
Learning to align your values, especially as a busy entrepreneur or parent
The importance of treating sleep as sacred
We’re going to let you in on a little secret: the golden rule of parenting is to take care of your own stress. This applies to almost everything but especially when it comes to managing your kids’ bedtime routine. #BreatheMe #Parenting #Children #Stress
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