Now that Santa Claus has confirmed that you are nice, it's time to make resolutions for the coming year. Here are 12 ways to consider to live more serenely. Happy New Year!
Change some family habits
When you cook, you rest your head, get the kids involved, save money and eat better. We are lucky that so many shows and cookbooks suggest recipes to us, let's take the opportunity to vary our diet! We can also decide to go to bed earlier, give more responsibility to the children or watch less TV, depending on what we have. identified as an area for improvement in 2016.
If you're in a relationship, make a firm resolution to pamper yourself a little more this year. By dint of managing diaries, changing diapers, falling asleep early and pampering the little ones, we too often forget that there is an adult that we love very much in this house…
A parent's life is stressful. You have to run, be stubborn, absorb the stress and the little defeats of everyday life… and everything, plan for everything. For our he althphysical and mental, we should all take a minute a day to relax, daydream and breathe deeply. Everything seems less difficult once it's done.
Slow down the pace
Everyone says that life goes too fast, that the days pass without seeing them and that the children grow up without us really realizing it. Stop! Slow down! Admit that it would be good a day without saying "Hurry up, hurry up, we're going to be late!" We must first become aware of it, decide that enough is enough, eliminate everything that can be crazy in our crazy days and take the time to live!
Spending quality time (really!) with the kids
Here we're not talking about the easy excuse that some give themselves (we don't see our children much, but when we see each other, it's quality time…), but about planningreal quality time with each of the kids. Whether it's a "privilege" outing once a month (one parent with only one child at a time) or a bedtime story, it doesn't have to be complicated or cost money. To spend time alone with your child is to tell him that you love him and that he means a lot to you.
Choose your battles
Housework, homework, discipline, food, weight, errands, home maintenance, everyone's responsibilities, everyone's susceptibilities, work demands, the couple, extended family, traffic hell… Don't you think it makesmany wars to fight at the same time? Choose your battles carefully, and let go of whatever you can!
Leave the work in the office
When we come home from work, we already have a lot of tasks ahead of us. The remaining time is set aside to talk to the children about their day, to listen to music with the family, to sing, dance, do crafts, relax or watch movies. It's really not a good thing to add a few hours of work or ruminate about colleagues.
Be more patient and tolerant
We can always be more patient with children and with others. Patience breeds patience, and when you refrain from getting angry or constantly being in opposition to others, you end up getting into the habit of phrasing things in a more positive way and surrounding yourself with calm. It's good for our relationships and good for our he alth.
When you feel like you've lost control of your life, you figure out what's bothering you and look for a solution. Barring the bathroom door to prevent everyone from going through it while you wash, for example, is a good start. Demanding compliance with certain non-negotiable guidelines is another. Children need clear boundaries, because contrary to what some people think, far from bullying them, it helps them grow!
Be confident in yourself
Everyone has uncertainties, but we don't have to judge each other so much thenwe do our best! This year, you must realize that you are perfect just the way you are. You are wonderful and it's time for you to accept it!
Love others as they are
Children, like adults, come in many patterns and each grew up in an environment they did not choose, making decisions they believed were best. In 2016, let's stop paying attention to what other mothers feed their children or what neighbors have chosen as a hobby to relax. Let us instead be grateful for the fascinating world that surrounds us and awaits our children.
All beautiful crafts, grandma and grandpa cards, photos and drawings should be organized by year in a box or scrapbook. Otherwise, we will end up with a huge box that we will never consult.