Month: November 2016

What is Parenting Stress?

What is Parenting Stress?

Parenting stress occurs when the demands of being a parent surpass the expected and actual resources available to the parents.

Parenting can be stressful at times, in many different ways. It is a normal part of the parenting experience. It is our reaction to stress and how we cope with it that decides how it affects us and our kids.

Our resources and energy as parents may be somewhat limiting at times, varying with each and every moment, occurrence and eventuality that springs itself upon us. The response and reaction to our role as parents and the stresses of parenting, may perhaps influence the parent : child relationship. (more…)

Take a mini holiday right now

Take a mini “holiday” right now…to relax and let go of any unnecessary worry, tension or stress….increasing your energy and happiness.

Not everyone can get away on a peaceful holiday…here is how we can make it happen energetically. Here is a simple but very effective stress relieving technique that you can do anytime you wish.

Perhaps you have your own image or memory from a wonderful holiday that makes you feel all loved up, happy and warm. The pic below is from a holiday a few years back in France…it works for me…it doesn’t have to be a foreign sunny place…whatever memory is special to you will work again right now.

Try this simple but very effective stress relieving technique:

1. Place both of your hands over your heart (centre of your chest where you would point to yourself).

2. Take 3 slow long deep breaths in and out…and say the word “relax” (or a word that helps you relax i.e. peace, calm, let go)…

3. Look at this photo (or your own holiday photo or if you are visual imagine it in your head) and imagine yourself on the beach…feel the warm sand under your feet….listen to the waves gently lapping in and out…watch the beautifully coloured sails floating by…

4. Keep breathing deeply with your hands over your heart…

5. Feel the sun on your face…

6. Can you sense how relaxed your are on this beach?

7. Breathe this feeling in and out, in and out, in and out…

8. How do you feel inside right now?

9. What can you see? hear? feel?

10. Breathe these feelings in and out, in and out, in and out…

Enjoy every moment…make every second count…when you are ready…step back into your life relaxed, happy and energetic. Do this technique whenever you really feel like you need a break from life 🙂 Hope this helps!

Have a great day and keep smiling,


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