Be the Best You Can Be Wherever You Are
By Tom Herrin
No matter how much people plan, life is not always predictable. Each individual has an opportunity to grow according to where they start. Present times in this world may seem difficult and challenging. Looking back, as a child I can remember the fear we felt during the Cuban missile crisis as each of us searched for places in our homes that we could seek safe shelter. Schools and other buildings established places in which people could be safe. We practiced how we should react, and if a bomb went off no one was to be allowed inside.It was extremely trying and, for children, terrifying. Our security was shattered. While today's events may be different, they are similarly a struggle to deal with. We must seek to take control and grow.
Let Time Be Quality
Spending time in a situation that is unusual to us can be a new experience. It is one in which we are capable of adapting. Humans are masters at that. I sometimes wonder how those individuals and families who came before us managed to uproot and leave those surroundings that were familiar to travel to unknown situations. Many times, it required months of travel in relative isolation. Developing and maintaining effective communication among family members was important then as it is now. One of the most rewarding things we can do is spend some quality time together each day communicating. For parents, we must become better listeners. We may discover that listening to our children is one of the most effective ways of opening a better line of communication.
Hold Regular Exercise Time
Establishing a schedule in which we can have some kind of regular exercise can be an important part of maintaining health and sanity. Taking turns selecting and leading an exercise routine may be a good way to keep everyone involved and participating. Exercise is also well known to help counter depression. This may be accomplished by playing some kind of active game, even if it is indoors. A lot of dance activities can be fun even if we are not so good at them.
As we look for ways to manage our time more effectively, we may do so best with the support of one another. Working together to identify a given problem and finding ways to solve it can strengthen families. One of the keys to being successful is to avoid trying to solve problems for which we have no control. As we do this, we may be able to experience success and gain greater success for one another.
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