Whether you are a new parent, a grandparent caring for a grandchild, or you already have children in grade school, you have to take care of yourself. The same goes for the rest of your family. Without self-care, we quickly run down and burn out. Keep reading for a few quick tips for your entire family on how to promote wellness from within.
Spend Time Together
Babyology’s blog has talked about the challenges of family time before. There’s no hiding behind the fact that we’re all busy. But, despite your professional and personal obligations, spending time with your children is paramount to their well-being. But, despite your professional and personal obligations, spending time with your children is paramount to their well-being. Make a point to eat dinner together every night and plan the occasional outing with your individual children to give them your undivided attention.
You can also spend time together doing things that promote health and wellness. Exercising is one good example here. Even the youngest members of your family will benefit from playing outside, walking/jogging through the neighborhood, or swimming at your local indoor pool.
When you spend time with your kids, even doing mundane activities, you’ll foster a more loving environment. You’ll also have a valuable opportunity to strengthen your parental bond while learning to appreciate the subtle nuances of your kids' personalities that make them unique. Just as importantly, kids that spend time with their parents may be more likely to enjoy greater success later in life, particularly when their parents have been involved in their education from the beginning.
Motivational speaker Brian Tracy believes that setting goals is a crucial element in life. Not only do goals give you focus, but having goals also helps you achieve more while defining what you really want out of life. Set some of your own goals, and then have your children watch you strive for and achieve them. One example: earning your master’s degree. If you haven’t finished college, going back to school for your MBA now can help you land a better job, especially if your field requires strong management and business strategy skills. Not only will you learn about leadership and self-awareness, enrolling in an online program lets kids see you do the hard work so they can continually watch you reevaluate yourself and change your priorities so that you can meet your goals.
Focus On Skincare
For many young people, the fear of growing prematurely old is ever looming. But, you can model best self-care practices by taking care of your skin. Make a point to wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses when you go outdoors for extended periods, and avoid going to the tanning bed. Instead of slathering on excessive amounts of makeup each morning, use healthy skincare products, such as hyaluronic acid, which moisturizes and increases your skin’s resilience. Don’t forget to use safe products on your baby, either. Babyology’s Natural Body Wash And Shampoo is a great choice, as it is 100% edible, being made with coconut milk and rosewater. When you teach them how to care for their skin from the beginning, your children may have a greater appreciation for natural beauty. This can boost their self-esteem, as makeup may be a gateway to a poor self-image.
When you want your entire family to look and feel their very best, you have to start with activities that help you bond. Spend time together, and let your children see you make and achieve your goals. You also want to focus on ways they can present themselves in their best light without relying on social media filters or heavy makeup to hide what they perceive as flaws.
Author: Daniel Sherwin