YOU HAVE FEELINGS TOO!
So you say you don’t have the time and money for your own self care? We hear this from busy parents all the time. Focusing on your kids and being a parent is a lot of work. But the fact that you’re saying you don’t have resources to take care of your own emotional well being is a sign that something is out of balance.
Self care for busy parents is challenging. Here’s the solution: do something. Anything! Even just a little! You don’t have to have the workout of all workouts for exercise to help you with your well being. You don’t have to create a masterpiece on canvas for a little bit of painting to soothe your soul. But you have to do something, and there’s no easy shortcuts or silver bullets.
Here are the basics areas of self care to focus on and address:
- Are you sleeping enough?
- Are you eating relatively healthy?
- Are you getting enough physical activity?
- Do you have any interesting creative outlets or any creative outlets in your life?
- Are you connecting with anyone, other friends, parents, etc?
EVEN BABY STEPS CAN TAKE YOU TO THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN IF YOU JUST KEEP TAKING THEM
When it comes to self care, the solution will be different for everyone. What’s good for you might not work for someone else. It may take some trial and error to find the right formula. You have to start somewhere, and we try to get you going in the right direction in this Tips on Teens.
“My child has been in therapy for six months and it’s helping a great deal. At times, I feel like I need some help too, but I don’t have the time or money to seek therapy for myself. I’m wondering if there are any kinds of therapy techniques I can do myself. Can you suggest some self help strategies for me?”
Clinical Director Kent Toussaint answers your parenting questions every Wednesday at 12:00pm in our weekly segment Tips On Teens on Facebook Live. Have questions about parenting kids and teens? Send them to: TipsOnTeens@TeenTherapyCenter.com. We love to hear from you!
Head on over to our Facebook page every Wednesday at 12:00pm to watch LIVE! Check out our page here – https://www.facebook.com/TeenTherapyCenter/
If you have more questions or would like more information, please contact our Clinical Director, Kent Toussaint at 818.697.8555.