How to live well for yourself & for your children

How to live well for yourself & for your children

Today we will be going over the practice of living well. Let’s talk about living well and the best ingredients that you need to do this. Firstly, we need to understand that we have a need for pleasure over pain so we need to make things fun for not just ourselves, but especially for our children.

A supportive social life is the number one protective factor that you need. The best way to do this is to have an interest group that you feel comfortable with. It could be music, sports, arts or anything that brings you and other people together. If you support your well-being, you will most definitely be doing the same for your children.

Sunshine and fresh air is important for your children as well as yourself. Don’t forget about the oxygen that you get from plants in your house and remember to have fresh air coming in.

Nutrition is vital for your child, as well as your whole family’s health and well-being.

The CSIRO has a great free website on nutrition where you can get evidence-based information. Sleep is also an important factor for children. Remember to establish a consistent bedtime and a calming sleep ritual.

All these things may seem like our basic human needs but to establish and balance them into our daily lives on top of other commitments may seem daunting. Planning things out and writing things down to remind yourself would be a great strategy to use to take things step by step and put things into perspective.

Article supplied by MIHELP.