Check Out This Article
I just read a news article from the Onion (check this quick and humorous article out) about another mom who has learned the value of taking time for herself.
You know, sometimes when we get overwhelmed as parents our response may not always be the best. I’ve found in those instances, when I take a moment to myself I am SO much better equipped to handly the situation with love and patience rather than irritation and snippiness (yes, I just made that word up).
Why Saying Nothing can be More Effective Than Saying Something
Ever heard the phrase “Silence is golden?” Well, it can be golden in more ways than one. In some situations (especially those when you feel like you are going to lose your cool), silence can convey a message more effectively than a whole dictionary of words.
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So in those moments when you are about to start ripping your hair out by the handful and let loose a stream of words you might regret later, try silence on for size. Go lock your door for a minute. Take a couple of deep breaths, remind yourself of all the things you have to be grateful for, and see how much better you feel.
Then you will be ready to return to your family and be the amazing parent you want to be.