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Life with Little Ones: How to Keep Your Sanity

By Virginia Laird

If you are a parent of young children, you may be quite aware of how hectic life can be. There may be times when you feel as though you are losing your mind, much less your sense of self. Health and wellness experts have suggested that it can be healthy for your relationship with your children to make time to take care of yourself. Research suggests that making sure you have a few minutes for yourself can help you remain excited about the time you get to spend with your children, although it may be wild and exhausting. A few other things these professionals have offered to help you keep your sanity include:

  • Establish a routine
  • Nap when the kids nap
  • Take a yoga class

Establish a Routine

Having a routine with your children each day can help you maintain your sanity. Health and wellness experts advise that your routine should include a wake up time, healthy eating habits and snacks, play times, as well as naps and a bedtime. These are things that can help you through the day. Some professionals advise that routine playdates with other children can provide you with a few minutes of time with other adults, which can be (mentally) healthy for you.

Nap When the Kids Nap

When there are young children in the home, it can be necessary to include naps in your daily routine. Health and wellness experts suggest there is no shame in napping when the kids nap. A short power nap can help calm your nerves, reduce stress, and restore energy needed to chase your youngsters from one mess to the next.

Take a Yoga Class

If you are looking for a way to restore your sanity after a long day of wild children, participation in a yoga class can help. Yoga is a wonderful tool that encourages meditation. This class also improves strength and flexibility. Attending a yoga class can provide the much-needed break from the craziness that may be your children. If you are ready to attend a yoga class, check your local gym for class times and childwatch options.

Taking care of yourself can go a long way in having the energy and desire needed to entertain your children. Time passes far too quickly to allow yourself to be exhausted while having time with your children. Good luck and may you enjoy every minute of your time with your young ones!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minn.

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