Because you are a parent, I know you have experienced that all too familiar rush to get everyone out the door five minutes ago. It seems like no matter what you do, you are always late and inevitably have left something behind.
In the moment, you are mad at yourself, you’re mad at your kids, you’re mad at your husband, you’re even mad at the lone sock that was stuffed into your child’s dirty rain boot. How is it that the dryer keep eating your kid’s socks?
Deep down though, you are more than just mad. You feel out of control and disheveled. You may even yell,LOUDLY. This inevitably brings up feelings of shame and if you are like most of us, shame only leads to more anger. The cycle continues.
Your mind is playing the comparison game and it is stuck on a single question. “How come everyone else seems to be so much more put together than me?” Truth bomb: They are not!
We all struggle with these feelings of inferiority. So let’s get one thing straight. Regardless of how you look or whether y...
1.) Let's start with diaphragmatic breathing, also known as belly breathing. The how to: Breathe in deeply through your nose, allowing your belly to expand to a point of slight discomfort and then release completely. The release should be done through your mouth. Feel free to do this silently or with a loud whoosh. This can be done anywhere at any time. Although I recommend doing it every time you are stopped at a red light. That way you can can get a moment of relaxation opposed to irritation.
2.) Speaking of driving... notice where your hands are placed on the steering wheel. Lower your hands to the bottom of the steering wheel. This will simultaneously lower your shoulders sending your brain the message that you are safe and free to relax.