As parents, we often prioritize the physical and emotional well-being of our families, and in the process, neglect our mental health. However, our energy can profoundly impact our children's and families' well-being. Raising our energy through genuine appreciation and compassion can positively impact our families' mental, emotional, and physical health.
What is Energy?
The HeartMath® Institute’s research has found that playing with positive emotions such as appreciation, compassion, and care can enhance our physiological systems and reduce stress levels. When we raise energy through practices such as gratitude, self-care, mindfulness, and cultivating positive relationships, it can lead to improved physical health, better sleep, and increased mental clarity - resulting in a happier and more fulfilling life.
How To Raise Energy
Practice daily gratitude: Take time every day to reflect on things you are thankful for. Keep a gratitude journal or share what you are grateful for with your partner or children.
Practice self-care: Take care of your physical and emotional well-being by getting enough sleep; eating well; engaging in physical activity; taking time for relaxation & self-care; etc.
Practice mindfulness: Be more present in the moment by focusing on your breath and being mindful of your thoughts & actions (this will help reduce stress levels & promote mental clarity).
Cultivate positive relationships: Surround yourself with positive people who uplift & support you; engage in quality family time together; develop positive relationships within your family – these will all help to elevate energy.
By raising your energy through practices such as gratitude, self-care, mindfulness, and positive relationships, you can positively impact your family's well-being. Your improved physical and emotional health and increased mental clarity can create a more harmonious and fulfilling family environment.
Take the Heart-Driven Journaling 30-day challenge to help you establish a daily practice of gratitude and raise your energy. By using this tool and exercise, you can create a lasting shift towards a happier and more fulfilling life for you and your family.
In conclusion, as parents, taking care of our energy is crucial for the well-being of our families. By adopting practices such as gratitude, self-care, mindfulness, and positive relationships, we can positively impact our mental and physical health and create a more harmonious and fulfilling family life.