Are you dreading the stress of the kids being at home during the holidays?
Are you wondering how you are going to cope?
I am a mum and stress management consultant and know too well how stressful the school holidays can be when the kids are at home. My 5 tips below could help you to survive the stress of the holiday period, and help make it a more enjoyable time for you.
TAP AWAY NEGATIVE EMOTIONS WITH EFT
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a powerful and effective technique. EFT uses self -acupressure tapping on certain meridian endpoints on the face and body whilst using a talk therapy. Combining tapping whilst verbalising your issue, will help you to release negative emotions and feelings associated with that issue, helping you to regain inner peace and harmony.
Find out more about EFT here
SCHEDULE SOME TIME FOR YOU
During the holiday period, it is important that you take some time out just for you. Schedule some 'me-time' and do something nice for yourself. You could perhaps treat yourself to a home pamper session, or maybe arrange to meet up with a friend for a catch up, or do some other activity that you like doing.
This will help you reduce your stress levels and planning your 'me-time' in advance will give you something to look forward to. Make a commitment and give yourself some well-deserved time.
SPEND TIME OUTDOORS
Being outdoors can make a big difference to how you feel. It gives you a break away from the house and a break from those chores. There's nothing like a good brisk walk to clear your mind, reduce stress and make you feel good. Or perhaps, if it is the spring/summer months, you could do some fun outdoor activities with the kids.
PLAN SOME FUN ACTIVITIES
It is difficult to entertain the kids all the time, so plan some fun activities that they could perhaps entertain themselves with during bored moments. If your kids enjoy crafts, you could perhaps set up a craft box with bits and bobs in it, so that they can make something out of it.
DEVELOP SOME POSITIVE PHRASES
During a stressful situation, repeating positive statements in your mind, can change how you feel in an instant. When stressed you will feel out of control. Using positive phrases, during these times, will help you to feel in control again.
"I can deal with this" or "I can get through this" are two good phrases to use.