Starting the day off right can set the tone for your whole day!
Parenting Intentionally takes a a lot of energy and a clear head. It takes forethought and vision. It demands we take care of ourselves as well as our children.
Here are 4 things I do to start my day off right:
1. I keep something on my bedside table that pampers ME a bit!
Just something simple...a nice lotion, some pretty flowers, a big bottle of water.
I spend a few minutes taking care of me.
2. I find my HOPE!
There are many techniques I use; it depends on the day.
Music (I choose to wake up to music rather then beeping), prayer, meditation,visualization, journaling for starters.
3. I CHOOSE to start with a clean slate!
I forgive myself. I forgive my child. I let go of yesterday and start new.
4. I tweak my PLAN for the day ahead!
I move my "stuff" out of the way. I remind myself of my child's deficits. I create opportunities for success. I make sure my child feels safe...all his needs are met (emotional and physical).
NOW, I am ready to face what ever the day throws my way. I am ready to meet my child right where he is. I am ready to be an Intentional Parent. I CAN build the Safety Net my child needs and deserves!