So many working adults are scrambling around to get everything they need done in a day, yet there is never enough time. The job comes first because we all know bills need to be paid. The problem is how you can create the balance between your job with everything else in life. You need to make sure your relationships, health, fitness, sleeping schedule and everything else gets taken care of as well. There is a solution – work-life balance. As suggested by the George Washington University’s Guide to Healthy Habits for a Work Life Balance, it is important to balance out the various aspects of your life, along with your work, instead of letting your self-care decline. Seems simple enough, but for most time slips away far too fast. Don’t worry, you are not alone. You can learn today how to make small changes to improve the balance between work and different areas of your life.
Would you like to feel like you are using your time more effectively? Would you like to feel less overwhelmed by all the things that you need to get done (while also raising a toddler)?
If so, this FREE Expert Tip Sheet is for you:
7 Simple & Unique Time Management Strategies for Parents of Toddlers
Let me know if there is anything else you would like to know more about in regards to parenting your precious toddler.
Do you have a toddler? If you do, you probably know how the toddler years seem to bring a certain difficulties to parenting. So many of us moms experience similar challenges during these early years of our child’s development. Some of the most common concerns that arise for parents during the toddler stage include:
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Do you struggle with bedtime battles? This is such a common area of stress for many parents (myself included). Kids may fight the expectations of going to bed and going to bed in a timely fashion. They may whine and complain or tantrum and cry. They may dilly-dally or get distracted.
So, if you are looking for a solution to the bedtime battles, follow the 5 steps below.
Step 1. Create a bedtime routine.
Being a mother who also keeps healthy habits can be a challenge. Moms are busy and they are also often focused on caring for other people instead of themselves.
So, how can a mother stay healthy?
Developing healthy habits can be achieved by including your family in the process. This will also help your kids to develop healthy habits, as well.
Parents can get stressed out at their kids for many reasons. It’s hard being a mom or dad. Sometimes, for some (or many) of us, we tend to raise our voices at our kids with the hopes that this will change our kids’ behaviors. This, unfortunately, is not really true. It rarely works the way we hope.
Screaming or yelling at our kids “might” make them do something we want them to do in the moment. Sometimes, though, this doesn’t even work out the way we would like.
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“Hope is not a dream but a way of making dreams become reality.” -J. Suenens
Don’t give up when you are going through difficult times, even when those difficult times seem like they are taking so much time. Hold onto hope and you will live with more peace and things will get better. Learn what action steps you can take to turn your dreams into reality and then implement those steps. Even though it’s hard, hold onto hope. Through your struggles, hold onto hope. This will help you turn your darkness into light.
Simplicity has so many benefits in many realms including mental, emotional, physical, behavioral, and relational well-being as well as every other aspect of living. Following are a few quotes and images regarding the concept of simplicity.
Infographic Source: Nature Kids Insitute