Time flies by! So, what are we missing?
It’s About Time!
How many times have you heard the phrase “Time flies by!”? More than likely you find yourself using the same phrase in your everyday life. Why does it seem like the older you get, the shorter your days are? The fact is, time is no different now than it ever was. So, what are we missing?
Many times, as we get older, and especially when we have children, we tend to push ourselves to the brink. We feel as though we must tackle every task or favor that comes our way in order to be productive. The truth is, if we are taking on more than we should, we tend to do everything, but accomplish nothing. Our efforts become wasteful. The only thing we successfully accomplished is a higher level of stress.
Time can easily be wasted. We live in a world where convenience is everything. Yes, the majority of these advancements help us to be more efficient. Although sometimes they can be a deterrent. For example, let’s look at social media. These outlets have the potential to:
- Spread news to millions of people
- Share methods of teaching
- Raise awareness for different causes
Social media can also include a mass amount of negativity or wasted content. Make sure that you are part of the solution by keeping everything positive. Think of what an impact it would make if all we were exposed to every day was uplifting in nature!
When faced with your day, determine what is a priority. Therapy is a priority for your child. Choose to be directly involved in their therapy sessions!
- Know your child’s next step skills
- Use this information to work on your home exercise program
- Challenge them when you go to the park!
There are so many ways to be involved with your child’s development. It does not have to be anything complicated. With leadership at home and at therapy, your child will have much greater success. Plus, you get the added bonus of catching every adorable moment and recognizing their successes!
When faced with your day, determine what is a priority. Map out your day like you map out your vacation. I am not saying to leave all spontaneity behind, but I am saying that organization is key to a successful day. A priority would be picking up your kids from school. Instead of going straight home and sitting in front of the TV to binge on Netflix, you decide to take them to the park. While you are there, you are able to catch up on emails from work while still capturing every adorable moment. Be efficient without being non-existent.
When faced with each day, we need to live every moment. We need to take a breath and relish in our surroundings. This is especially true with our children. Whatever is happening in their lives, be a direct part of it. Nothing is too small. Chances are, the best moments are going to be those that seem insignificant on paper. When they grow up, that will be the moment they remember the most.
Life is what we choose to make it. Every day is a gift when you are a parent or caregiver. We especially thank those that have children with special needs. Even when you feel you are not doing enough – know that you are! Our final tips:
- When you feel time slipping away – take a breath! Use that moment to clear your head and get back on track.
- Know that you are never alone. There is always someone who can help. Never feel like all of the responsibility is on your own shoulders.
- Keep life simple. Enjoy every single moment of your day without making it complicated. Worry is a wasted emotion.
We may not be able to control what is happening to us or what is happening around us, but we can always control what is happening inside us. Choose the better path and we promise you time will slow back down. Keep your head up high and proud! You are doing a wonderful job!
For more information, visit us at https://www.abcpediatrictherapy.com/
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