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5 Ways to Make your Kids Mornings Easier

Mornings can be challenging, even for that rare breed of creature who considers themselves a “morning person.”  When discussing young children, mornings can be even more difficult.  Children are sometimes irrational creatures in every regard, therefore, it can be especially patience stretching to wake a grumpy child and seamlessly get out of the door without losing your mind, or your cool.  Here are a few tips from some seasoned parents that may help make your morning go a little smoother and hopefully to at least soothe that wild beast you have invoked.

1. Are They Counting Enough Sleep?

This is paramount, there are specific recommendations for each and every age child.  The amount of sleep your child has can directly impact the ability to rouse in the morning, as well as the mood you find your precious gem in.

2. Repeat Yourself (wake them twice)

Adults are guilty of this; we call it the snooze button where we allow our bodies to become used to the idea of waking in the morning.  As you develop your morning routine consider letting your children know that the first time you wake them will be gentle (maybe a kiss on the forehead or a soothing stroke of the hair). The second time you come, you expect more than a flutter of the eyelids.

3. Here Comes the Sun…

Though it is very important in the evening at bedtime to have a quiet and darkened room to help lull your little one off to dreamland, it is equally important to create an energized environment in the morning.  Open the curtains, twist up the blinds and allow the light in.

4. Bribery

Never underestimate the reward system.  Set some expectations and bust out a goal chart.  If your child wakes and readies themselves without incident every day for a week, offer a small treat as a reward for the desired behavior.

5. Tunes to Tame the wild Beast

Develop a morning playlist of your child’s favorite energetic make-you-move-and-groove kind of songs.  Amp this up in the mornings to get them roused and going, hopefully without the grumpiness joining you.

Give some thought mom and dad, to how you wake in your best form to greet the day, be creative and sometimes patient.  Using some of these tips should enable you to have a smoother, less stressful morning routine.  Now go wake that Tasmanian devil.

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10 Life Changing Tips for working parents to stay motivated

What really keeps you motivated ? As you enter into your parenting phase, there will be too many things to handle There are Personal and Professional goals that one sets. When that is not achieved in time…. People tend to feel depressed and have no motivation to do anything at all. Positivity & Happiness are much needed in life to feel motivated. Here are a few Tips which should help people to Stay motivated and improve their quality of life.

Decide on your goal

The First step is to Make small attainable  goals  or short term goals whether Personal or Professional. Self awareness is the key to your realistic goal setting. while setting up your personal goals, discuss with your spouse to have it realistic. Keep a diary and the first thing is the morning you should write a goal for the day and by the time you retire for bed you should strive to accomplish that goal.

How to go about Completing Goals.

Make checkpoints and track your progress. When a person sees that the goal for that particular day or week has been met with good results then he will feel more motivated to continue with the goal. Once the whole job is done, do not forget to reward yourself for it. Just in case you are not able to complete the goal set for a particular day then don’t be disappointed. This is a lesson learnt that you should finish your work before time  and use the spare time to complete other pending  jobs. There should be Clarity and Commitment to any goal set.

Determine your motivating force.

There should be  a sense of importance for the project that you want to do. Think of instances which motivated you earlier and then get on with the job in hand. Failures of the past make you more aware of the way you deal with situations in the future. Ralph Blum quoted “ The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.” There will be negative thoughts all along. But you should keep yourself in control and think very clearly about the impending task and get on with work. Look at the bigger picture first then the nitty gritties follow.

Get Inspiration from friends and relatives

There are times when the demotivated YOU feels like giving up thinking that the task in hand is not possible. At that time you should look around you and see where you can see positive people who are near you, have failed many a times but have  still bounced back . Talk to such people who can be an inspiration to you. They may be people younger to you. But age should not be a barrier. Try to be around Positive people and take in their never say die attitude.

Get Organised

Normally when there is a big goal ahead and you are the sole decision maker you have a confused cluttered mind. Get organized by jotting down your thoughts and then deciding on what can be done.

Backup Plans – A Necessity

There are times when things don’t work out the way we want them to. And over and above that there is no time left to complete that job. To avoid all the last minute tension, there should always be not one but atleast two more backup plans which can be executed is the first plan of action does not work. This will eliminate all further tension and there will be motivation to work.

Fight the demotivated feeling

Giving in to demotivation is for losers. There is always a solution to every problem. It is a human tendency to normally go the easy way when there is a choice. You can either quit when things get difficult and remain demotivated all your life  or face the situation and emerge a winner forever as the grit in you grows..

Avoid Negative thoughts

Lots of times before you set yourself to do a task there are butterflies in your tummy . you are nervous and hence feel you will not be able to do that task. You imagine yourself doing the task and failing miserably. Learn to brush aside these type of thoughts and be Positive. Give yourself a pep talk and see the result.

Thank the Universe

A human being is never satisfied with what he has. He is always greedy for more. Practice to have an attidude where you thank the Universe and God for whatever you have.  This will make you a very positive person. So there is no place for demotivation.

Keep your mind working

Always see that you create new challenges in your task. This will keep you interested as well as motivated to complete the job. Always remember onething, Parenting is a blessing to celeberated. Have fun ! Comment your own ways and hacks to stay Positive !!