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My Wish For Everyone

 

May-all-beings-be-happyThis is my wish for everyone including myself, that we all be happy and free. When it comes right down to it, when you get to the heart of the matter being happy and free are two things that we really want.  When we are free to be who and what we are whatever that may be we are happy. I would say that we want these two things even more than money. When we are free, to me this means that we are free from worry, fear of being judged or unaccepted and we have freedom of expression, which is very important to me.

Artistic and creative expressions are two things that help me to feel free and happy. Whether I am creating a dance, workshop or a curriculum I am so happy and free. I used to think that artistic expression were things like drawing, or painting and things like that. I have finally come to realize that the real payoff for me is that I create something from nothing and I get to share it and express it. I always hope that it brings value to the people that I share it with whether they are children are adults, and I am very happy when it does.

What makes you feel happy and free. Have you ever thought about it? What makes you feel like you are laying on the beach  or at the park lying in the grass or even in your own backyard looking at the clouds as they float by on a beautiful day. Make a promise to yourself that you will set aside time to do this either today or tomorrow. A lot of us have a lot more freedom and happiness in our lives than we realize. It’s time to start acknowledging it and appreciating it. That way we will have more of it. Wishing you a wonderful and amazing day full of happiness and freedom to be.

Please share this post with your family and friends online and off, through social media or word of mouth. I’d also like you to share what makes you feel happy and free in a comment below. Have a great day.:-)

Making Time For Mommy Tip 3: How To Schedule Time

One of the biggest obstacles we as mommies run into is how we schedule our time. We think about how long something should take and don’t consider interruptions or delays. When this happens we are up against it, pressed for time and stressed out of our minds. Because of the added amount of stress we are not able to tolerate too much change or when things don’t go our way. Impatience and frustration run rampant, having a party at our expense.

Additional obstacles come in the form of not allowing enough time for other people in our household to get ready and be ready to walk out of the door when we are. In the past this used to drive me crazy, Read more »

Making Time For Mommy Tip #2

In “Making Time For Mommy Tip” I suggested staying in bed longer or getting into bed earlier. One other thing I wanted to mention is to tell you to make sure you set your alarm in the event you fall back asleep. What I liked about this tip is often when you have small children and pets somehow in the morning they are in your bed and not theirs. By keeping your eyes closed and praying, contemplating, planning and intending your day, it can be done whether others are in your bed or you’re alone.

This second tip has nothing to do with anyone else except you. Yes, it is all about you, and although every good mommy considers her family to be a top priority, Read more »

Making Time For Mommy Tip

If you are a busy mom with children, pets, and a husband, you may feel that it is impossible to have time to yourself. You’ve even tried going to the bathroom just to get a few moments to breathe and think, but to no avail. You hear that famous word that makes you want to change your name. You know that word “MOMMMMMEEEEEEE!!!!”, or those other group of words ” Baby where is my….?” or “Honey did you see my …….?” You know exactly what I am talking about.

So although you heard that you should use some form of relaxation or stress release method, or better yet you KNOW you should be using one to keep your sanity , it seems highly unlikely that it can happen in your house. Don’t loose hope just try this technique.

THE TIP

When you wake up in the morning don’t immediately jump out of bed. Take a few deep breaths and keep your eyes closed pretending to still be asleep. Lie very still and plan the wonderful and glorious day that you intend to have. You can also pray, ask for guidance or help. You can also express gratitude for the new day and all of the many things you are grateful for.

You can also use this tactic by going to bed a little earlier so that you can have peace and clear you mind for a good night sleep. Imagine all of your worries and concerns draining off your body, going down into the bed, down to the floor or floors and into the ground, leaving your body relaxed and ready for sleep. You can go back over you day and change anything that didn’t go the way that you wanted and create it exactly the way you want it in your mind. The only rule is you cannot argue back and forth with someone. It has to be what you would have liked to happen.

For example, if someone was rude to you, and you looked at them in disbelief,  like what is the matter with you but you said nothing. Don’t go back over that  incident and think to yourself I should have told her blah blah bleep bleep. Instead imagine that person being pleasant and helpful instead because this is what you really want.

So the whole key is to either stay in bed longer or get into bed earlier so you can have time to yourself. I find that when I start my day by setting my intention to have a great day, be happy and also think about all the things that I intend to receive during that day like Love, Peace, Harmony, Cooperation etc., my day turns out so much better. The great thing about this technique is that it will even work if your kids or pets have climbed into bed with you.

Try it and let me know how it turns out. Please come back and leave a comment so I can hear about it. Also share this post on social media or with someone you think can use it. I would greatly appreciate it and have a great day! D’TaRelle :-)

Stress Less By Being Organized

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Had you seen this cabinet a couple of hours ago you would understand why I am so proud of myself and had to take a picture of this. Hours ago this cabinet was such a mess. As you are probably aware of, because you probably have the same issue at your house, the cabinet where you keep all of your plastic containers is always something you dread opening up.

You dread it because  if the containers aren’t flying out attacking you the minute you open it up, then you cannot for the life of you find a matching top. So not only are you frustrated but you are also stressed because you do not want to spend your precious time looking for the elusive top. But still the food has to be put away.

I have tried organizing this cabinet before. In fact this is actually my daughter’s chore to keep it organized but you know how this is. In the past I would nest the like containers one inside the other with the tops near by. This did not work because once you unload the dish washer there was no place for the new plastic containers to go. So people would just sling the containers and lids in the cabinet and quickly close the door.

So tonight instead of complaining I decided to do something about it. I pulled out everything and matched the lids with the containers. Any container or lid that didn’t match I threw them out.  I then put each lid on its container and stacked them on top of one another instead of nesting them. This way when you need to get a container you just reach in and get the size you want and the lid is already attached, no searching for it.

I am ecstatic about this because it will be really quick and easy to get a container. When the other containers with their matching lids come out of the dishwasher or refrigerator, the container along with the lid will be attached and added to the stacks inside of the cabinet. There is more room in the back, because I stacked the ones that we use more frequently in the front, especially the smaller ones which are usually harder to find.

I wanted to share this with you because I don’t know anyone that doesn’t have this problem. If you don’t have the room you probably need to get rid of some of the containers anyway. One of the things I like about this is that it will be an easy system to keep up. This is really important when you have other family members that are using the containers also. This should eliminate a good amount of stress from both you and your family’s life.

I’d love to hear any comments that you may have or answer any questions. I am excited to see how long this will last. I will keep you posted. Have a great day!