It's that time of year again when EVERYTHING gets CRAZY!!!
Did you realize that other than the end of the year holiday season,
BACK TO SCHOOL
is one of the most stressful times of the year? Well it is!!!
I can tell you that at our house,
I personally feel the most pressure in the mornings
while we're all scurrying around trying to GET OUT OF THE HOUSE!
Someone always forgets something,
didn't finish something,
or just plain old can't stand something....
and once that negative ball starts rolling...........
it just seems to roll and roll and roll
straight DOWN the HILL toward
an AWEFUL, TERRIBLE very BAD DAY!
So... is there anything that can be done about that.
The first step is being aware of those NEGATIVE feelings
that are roaming around in your house unchecked.
You know the kind.... the ones that linger for days,
the silent treatment, or the door slamming, or just plain ole' yelling.
Take a DEEP breath, count to 5 and
STOP them before they move in.
Watch this video for a few tricks we use at our house
to bring GRATITUDE back
in those moments of FRUSTRATION!
START today building NEW HABITS
for dealing with the BACK to School Business
by building the practice GRATITUDE into your daily lives.
Children are the most susceptible to changing their BEHAVIOR
when they see it modeled for them.
BE the person that someone else wants to be
rather than trying to FORCE someone to change.
We ALL know that doesn't work and it NEVER lasts.
In fact, statistics on the overall success rates for rehabilitation centers
averages between 2-20%.
PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO BE CHANGED,
but they CAN CHANGE
if what you have looks like something they would like to be.
Behaviors are contagious,
and we don't realize in every moment
we are teaching others how we react to frustration....
and if those (others) are our children,
chances are that's exactly how they will grow up and treat theirs.
START right now
and catch yourself the next time you are feeling frustrated
and remember how you would feel if those kids you're so mad at
were no longer in your home.
I personally use this little trick every time I get angry.
After my brother died, it put "the little things" back into perspective.
We teach without realizing we're teaching!
Let's all teach GRATITUDE!
Staci is a one-of-a-kind mix of JOY and Neuroscience who is teaching people all over the world to BUILD a BETTER BRAIN by using Gratitude to create a BRIGHTER future. She has a Master's Degree in Educational NEUROSCIENCE and 25 years of teaching experience where she developed a reputation for being able to uncover potential in others like no one else could. Let her teach you how to live a HAPPIER Life by using the neuroscience of GRATITUDE to rewire your brain and build a better future!