Monday, October 14, 2013

Ready to Launch into the New School Year?

Back-to-School-Launch for Parents:  

  • ·         Wake up 5 minutes earlier and visualize your day, from beginning to end, unfolding exactly as you would like it to
  • ·         Choose a touch-stone and place it in your pocket or in a place that you will see it often.  When you see it or touch it, use this as an opportunity to ground yourself in the present moment.  Stop your mind from crazy-multi-tasking and focus in on the matter at hand
  • ·         Practice 10 deep slow breaths counting 4 seconds in, 8 seconds hold and 8 seconds out. You can do this exercise watching TV, walking the dog, or showering.  Breathing in this manner will release both toxins and stress that have accumulated in your body
  • ·         Master the Pause.  When your child is speaking with you, pause what you are “doing” and BE with them with your full attention.  When your hot buttons are pushed by your kids, pause and remain silent until you can reclaim your calm.

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