Are you wishing for a Happy Morning Routine For Kids? In an earlier post, I shared some practical parenting tips for a Happy Morning Routine For Kids in Part 1. I followed that up with Part 2 and additional Secrets that I found very effective in getting my family up and running in a joyful way. But behind it all are my “Top Secret” Secrets that are the foundation for a powerful day.
What Is Behind A Happy Morning Routine For Kids?
Behind every happy morning routine for kids is a Present Parent. A Present Parent is grateful, conscious, has positive focus, lives in integrity, and is intentional. A Present Parent also understands that her inner world creates her outer world. If you want to have more outer world success as demonstrated in a happy morning routine for kids and for yourself, the person to start with is you. Look at what is going on in you that creates your outer world rush.
A Happy Morning Routine For Kids Starts With Your Inner World
If you are beginning to wonder why I am focusing on you instead of telling you how to establish consequences that will fix your kid, allow me to expand. A Present Parent teaches with integrity. If you have a tendency to cut things close and rush around, then it is very likely that you are modeling that way of being for your child to follow. Also, if you tend to cram a lot of things into a short time frame, lose focus, or freak out when things get tight, you are demonstrating to your child that that’s the norm. It doesn’t have to be that way. [As a side note, achievers tend to run late because they are squeezing in one more thing before they go.]
If you want to change your outer world, you must start with your inner world. Your inner world is the mental, emotional, and spiritual realms. It is critical to work with your beliefs, thoughts and feelings to create your desired outcome.
Your Patterns and Beliefs
Recognize Your Patterns. What do you believe about yourself when it comes to being early, on time, or late? Where did your habit of running early, late, or just in time come from? Did you learn it from your parents? Was it cultural? Do you believe that this is just who you are?
Even though this way of being may cause you stress, there is an underlying reason for you to have it. Look deeper to see why you are holding on to it. What is the benefit you are getting out of continuing the pattern of rushing? Do you get to be the hero? Do you get to assert your power? Does it give you an adrenaline buzz?
As you dive into your beliefs, be gentle with yourself as you come to understand what is going on underneath this way of being. Suspend any judgment against those who raised you, and suspend any judgment against yourself. This is discovery. It’s all great. You are great. Love yourself throughout this entire process.
Change By Choosing Your Thoughts
Once you have an awareness of what your beliefs, thoughts, and feelings are in this matter, you are able to change. You are not your thoughts. Your mind runs these thoughts, some of them empowering, most are not. If you want to change your results, then start by changing your thoughts. To do this simply assert and focus on a new thought. Often, there is just as much evidence to support one side of the story as there is to support the other. You get to choose which story you tell. Since that’s the case, why not choose a story that empowers you?
The way you set yourself upon a new course is to begin by recognizing your patterns and then decide to change. Decide what you want. That is step one. The following steps are your inner world training for mental, emotional, and spiritual fitness that will allow you to be successful in the physical realm. Are you ready for them? They will change your life. If so, check out Secrets of a Happy Morning Routine For Kids Part 4.
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