Thursday, 3 October 2013

Daily Blog Challenge- 1

What is Kindness?: 

Stream In Jamaica, 2008
Kindness is defined in the dictionary as: a kind deed, the quality of being kind.

This means that you are compassionate in your endeavors to other and yourself. 

31 days of kindness starts with yourself. Whether you are a parent or not, you still have important relationships in your life. If you don't, I encourage you strongly to find some. Friends are a huge part of life. Sometimes it is not easy to sustain these crucial relationships When you are stressed or angry or depressed, these are major signs that you must take care of yourself.

But it is a good idea to take care of yourself before stress takes a hold of you. It is a lot easier to prevent problems than deal with them. How do you take care of yourself?
It really depends on YOU.  Different approaches work for different people. It is also important to consider all facets of your health.  Emotional. Spiritual and physical health require a holistic approach. You cannot talk care of one without dealing with the other. 
  • Self talk
  • time for yourself: Reading, writing, yoga, meditating, gardening, karate, swimming. warm bath, a hot drink
  • time with others
  • support group
  • counselors/ pastor
  • Eat well
  • Get enough rest
  • pray
  • sunlight
  • New perspective
  • Have a passion

If you are a blogger, plan what you are going to blog
If you are a runner, plan your run
Write down what you want to complete
Have a gratitude journal.

Planning relieves stress.  Planning makes decisions easier.  That doesn't mean you can't adapt to new decisions either. 

How do you handle stress? I think it is really important to learn positive ways to handle stress because otherwise stress is kept in our body and our kid reflect what they see.  Make time for yourself.  

Have a hard time finding this time? When you are a caregiver to others or to kids, finding empty space to do things is a balance. Perhaps, you and your partner can switch depending what your routine is. Another option is to involve your kids- Dance and sing together, do some art, cook together, make it fun!

This post is inspired by 31 days of kindness and the DBC. 

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  1. One of my favorite ways to deal with stress is to go outside and hug a tree. Sure, it may sound silly but it's a great way to calm down, recharge and get your eye back on what's most important (and it's never worry, fear or doubt). :)

    1. I love this! Reconnecting with nature is so important! Hugging a tree is a good to ground yourself. Actually, I had a friend who used to do this ::)

  2. Thanks for this reminder to be kind to yourself! As moms, it's so easy to forget that we matter just as much as everybody else, and we deserve kindness too. Thank you!