In life there are so many things that zap our energy. Often we become so busy just trying to get things done that we end up forgetting to fill up the engine. Here I am speaking of doing things that give you energy, instead of take it away.
Often we forget to take time to take care of ourselves when there is so much to be done to take care of everyone and everything else. Today I am challenging you to think about what you can do to fill yourself up with energy.
Mental Energy Enhancers
Reading a book or listening to a book on tape
Spending time with friends and family who are positive
Managing your money well
Keeping your home, office and care neat and clean
Face old conflict and find ways to resolve them
Be aware not to become over-scheduled; leave some breathing room and do not overbook yourself
Physical Energy Enhancers
Doing things at your own pace rather than how someone else dictates them
Relaxation activities (such as yoga, meditation, massage)
A warm bath
Lay in the sun for 10-15 minutes
Spiritual Energy Enhancers
Say only what you believe to be the truth (speak your truth without blame or judgment)
Do each thing with love
Practice being grateful
Focus on what you have instead of what you do not
Spend time in nature
Listen to and follow your inner guidance
Say no to things that go against your beliefs
There are many ways for you to refuel your energy levels to help support you in living a vibrant life. If you want help learning to fill yourself up consider seeking counseling.
Many parents ask “how can I make sure my children are confident and successful?”. At the core of a confident person is the belief that “I am able”, “I can do this” or “I am good”. One of the keys to raising confident children is to help children to develop a sense of self-efficacy.
In simple terms, you build self-efficacy through accomplishing things and doing things on your own. To help build this, never do for a child what they can do for themselves. Never is a strong word but if you err closer to never than always you are teaching your child that they can do for themselves, they are capable and they can figure their own problems out.
Children are always making decisions that shape their personality. Decisions become beliefs. Children are making decisions about:
Who they are (good or bad, capable or not capable)
What the world is like (safe or threatening)
What they need to do to survive or to thrive (based on decisions above)
My challenge to you: Try to draw out children’s own sense of resourcefulness. Encourage them to take risks and try things on their own so they can build up a reserve of confidence from all of their successes!
If you have concerns about your child’s self esteem play therapy with a trained professional can help you and your child learn to foster positive self esteem.