Giving Yourself Time to Be Thankful (11-24-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:    “Me-time” will help you feel thankful.

Practice:  Set aside some time for yourself today – don’t say you can’t. It can be just 15 minutes, if it has to be – although it would be better if it were 30 minutes or an hour. Try working yourself up to that full hour, if you can’t do that much right now.

Do whatever feels good for your 15 minutes. Sit quietly, exercise, read, watch TV, make a list of what you are thankful for this month, listen to music (or dance to the music).

If you have been ignoring yourself for a long time, you may have to practice not feeling guilty. You may have to re-learn what things you like, before your me-time actually feels good and re-energizes you.

Plan to do me-time on a regular schedule. Put it on your calendar.

Today’s Parenting Tip was inspired by the idea of being thankful.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

The Holiday Season is upon us. Looking for a clever gift idea? See Holiday Gift Ideas Revisited.

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