Parenting/Leadership Toolkit … since 2003
24 July 2015
Dear parents, parents-2-b, moms, dads, caregivers, social workers, support group leaders, grandparents & educators [in short Proud2Believers]
Worry is made up of nagging, negative and persistent thoughts that circle around in your head. It is what if statements, worst-case scenarios, and those awful predictions. The act of worrying is an obsessive, habitual behavior. Oops, children learn what they live. Hmmm, good news is that you can give up this habitual behaviour. But before you can give it up, you must accept that the act of worrying serves no purpose.
Worrying is stealing your energy, fatiguing your muscles and body, exacerbating your aches and pains, increasing your vulnerability to stress and infection, distracting you from the present, interfering with your sleep, inappropriately increasing or decreasing your appetite, and keeping you from more pleasurable or important tasks.
Phew, now breath.
It is time to recognise the act of worry serves no purpose and that it has become a bad habit. At PROUD2b ME® we teach and guide participants to our programmes on how to change negative patterns to positive patterns. Scroll down to this week’s parenting/leadership toolkit to read our 10 tips to help you put up boundaries around your worry. Change is never easy but reality is…it starts with ME.
Also have a quick look at this video message from my heart
Below are some hands-on tips for primary and secondary caregivers which we invite you to share with your family, colleagues and community members. If you do not yet receive this free electronic monthly toolkit directly from Proud2b ME and you would like to receive it, please click here.
—————————–10 tips to help you put up boundaries around your worry.
Change is in my hands, but thinking about it is not going to make anything happen. At PROUD2b ME® we share our ethos of ‘I can’t just think it, I need to ink it, share it so that I can action it’. We encourage our proud2believers to make this part of your positive lifestyle.
So here is my handful of tips for July 2015: