Make Time for Yourself
"You can't pour from an empty cup." Taking time to recharge not only helps you but everyone around you as well. With nearly everyone being home it may be harder than ever to find time to be alone. However, carving out time for yourself is shown to increase empathy, increase productivity, spark creativity, increase happiness, reduce behavior problems in kids, and help you get to know yourself better (Morin, Amy. "7 Science Backed Reasons You Should Spend More Time Alone." Forbes. Forbes Media. 5 Aug, 2017. Web. 29 April, 2020.) Who can argue with that? Some suggestions to find time for yourself include going for a walk alone, having a cup of coffee or tea before everyone wakes up, reading while others are busy, taking a long shower, taking a nap, or taking up a new hobby for 15 minutes a day to name a few. I hope finding time for yourself can become a priority for yourself and your family...remember it is not selfish, but essential!
Some ideas for taking time alone were obtained from
from The Child Mind Institute.
Some more ideas for parental self-care can be found
Please visit past Dragon Tales newsletters (
) for previous tips and resources.