Have you recently asked yourself, how am I feeling or what do I need? Did I have any time for myself last week? Last month? Last year?
With all the extra demands at the moment, children at home, well, maybe your answers would be :
“I am alright.”
“I don’t have time!”
“It’s not important, and my child comes first!”
Recharge your batteries
We might be fine if we took some time for ourselves. All of us need to recharge our “batteries”. Usually, with children at home, shopping, cleaning, a busy life, some parents say that the bathroom seems to be the only place they can be alone for a few moments. Sometimes not even that, until someone knocks at the door and asks something (if you are lucky enough be able to close the door!).
Ignoring our needs and lack of self-care can cause a “snowball effect” and contribute to the stress we might be feeling. Self-care is not selfish, it is a human need. (more…)
Ithia Farah has more than twenty-five years’ experience in the psychology field, delivering evidence-based interventions working with child and family health services, in private clinical practices, non-profit organisations, both overseas and Australia. Ithia works collaboratively with the client’s family, stakeholders, educators, allied health professionals and community services as part of the process to achieve client goals.