I have heard a lot of people over the past two weeks complaining of feeling low in energy and more irritable. I felt that way too. Did you? The disaster in Japan is not too far away from us. Though we are not directly affected, we see it vividly on our TVs. This erodes our send of safety and also stirs up several strong emotions and pain for those affected.
It is important to recognize that we are all connected; you are one in this gigantic network of being. We all get affected by what happens everywhere else. This would be a time to pay more attention to your well-being. Please take extra time to rest and nourish yourself. This is the time to lighten your schedule, delegate and deltay what is not essential and urgent. Take time to notice your feelings and thoughts, and to shift your mindset into a positive frame. We feel better by doing something for those affected. Don’t discount the power of sending your positive thoughts and energy to give strength to those affected.
I really like Dr. Reznick’s article on tips to help children through this difficult time. You can access it by clicking on the following link: Catastrophe in Japan: Helping Your Child Comprehend and Cope
While it is very important for parents to support their children, it is also of utmost importance that you take care of yourselves. Remember the instructions from the airline crew: “When the pressure drops in the airplane, put the oxygen mask on you first before trying to help the person next to you.” The same advice holds good in this situation also.
Parents, please make sure you take care of yourselves while you are watching your young ones.
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