Is your life running at a hectic pace, with each day faster than the last and that overwhelming feeling becoming your norm?
It is time to take a moment and come back home to yourself.
Stop, take a deep breath, and honor yourself:
Honor your strength to keep going.
Honor your desire to make yourself and everything in your life better.
Honor your ability to be there for your children with everything else that is going on.
It is so easy to be hard on ourselves, harping on every little thing that we could have done better and all the things still left on our never-ending to-do list. But this kind of energy pulls us down, making it more challenging to be present with ourselves and attentive to our children.
All it takes is a minute, during the whirlwind of your daily life, to acknowledge yourself, just as a loving parent would: I see you. I know it is not easy, but I believe in you. I see all the efforts you are making, and I love you no matter what!
It does not matter if your parents never talked to you like that; you can now be your loving parent and change your inner dialogue to a positive one. Imagine the impact it will have on your children if you can do that for yourself.
We can be the parents that talk to our children with love, compassion, and encouragement. Being able to respect and love ourselves is the key to doing that for our children. It is what will create a haven in the craziness of life and what will keep our families healthier and more balanced as we go through our daily tasks.
“What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Article by Michal Berg
CEO and President