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GetFitwithAmy
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Parenting Tip: Know Your Limits
You need a give yourself a break! Staying inside all day with your kids in tiresome and can lead to you being crabby and unfair. Learn to recognize where you patience ends and TAKE A BREAK! Whether it is going for a walk, taking your own nap, or going grocery shopping alone, find time to turn off the parent brain. Rested moms and dads are happy moms and dads :)
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I feel like this tip can apply to those who aren't parents too: any kind of situation you're in for too long can sometimes just lead to you needing a break!
Its so important to know the limits to your own patience! Not everyone can take "as much" as others
A wonderful reminder, and one I'll probably need in a few months. Also a great point @ryantadman, this is useful to remember in all settings including professional. It's even a valuable lesson for children, if you learn early you can maintain healthy habits better.
I agree with @timeturnerjones (and others), sometimes it can feel like there's so much you have to do you know? and if you aren't doing absolutely EVERYTHING you've failed at everything, but you can really only do so much.
This seems so obvious - but is actually so hard to do! It's hard to conceptually accept sometimes that not giving everything and all of yourself all the time can actually be GOOD for your children.