Raising Children Requires Raising Self-Awareness
August 8, 2010
To raise a child requires an incredible amount of energy, time and effort. It is a 24/7 job and the most fulfilling role a parent can ever have. I want to bring up a key point in raising children. This is more of an inside-out approach as this is what I believe about life in general. If you align your inner values, beliefs, feelings and overall energy with what you desire on the outside, then you can experience a peaceful and harmonious life. You will have a wealth of tools to choose from as life fluctuates in its natural flow and rhythm.
Raising children is an inside-out process. It starts with you. Being aware of yourself is crucial to the emotional health of your children. If they are emotionally healthy, then naturally they will be aware enough to make wise choices. This is true for all of us. That means that it is important to take note of your fears, your feelings, your values, your behaviors, actions and choices. Everything you do speaks volumes to your children. This includes everything you don’t do as well.
Here are 3 tips that will help you to generate self-awareness on a busy schedule (because all parents single or not have a busy schedule):
Take 5 Minutes- Although your busy life can seem to rule your world inside and out, find 5 minutes in your day to sit down, close your eyes, and breathe. Self-soothe yourself with this technique. Release stress and relax your mind. Everyone will benefit from this simple process.
Pay Attention To Your Children- Your children will always reflect back to you your emotional state. In some way they will act it out. And in some cases, like my 2 year old, they will be honest and straight forward. Focus on healing your emotional wounds and hang ups. As you clear yourself emotionally, you gain emotional strength, peace and self-awareness.
Designate A Support Team- To be successful in any and all areas of life, you must have a support system. We all need someone who can coach us to see our greatest strengths and help us close the gaps that keep us stuck in negative cycles. As we close gaps and align ourselves emotionally, mentally and spiritually we are able to be present in all areas of your life.
Self-awareness is naturally activated as you heal. It gives you a feeling of connectedness to everything and everyone. Having a high level of self-awareness gives you the strength to discern and make choices that will only bring you happiness and fulfillment. The benefits are endless and every part of your life will grow and become rich as a result of your heightened awareness of yourself and those around you.