If you're anything like me, you get to the end of the day and feel like all you did was yell at kids. Most of the items on your to-do list remain unchecked. You wish you had more patience, and you wish you could focus enough to accomplish something. Anything.
I also have a child who is easily distracted and the definition of impulsive. I feel like I spend all day repeating, "Stop and think," "Focus!" "Stop! WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!?!"
As a parent coach, I can't stay in this state. Not that anyone would want to, but, for me, especially, it feels horribly hypocritical.
So is there a way to go from stressed and grumpy to peaceful and content? A way to go from frantic and harried to focused and productive?
I can't magically change your life, but I can suggest these 2 easy changes that are saving our life right now.
Easy Change #1
Give everyone Copaiba. Derived from the bark of a South American tree, Copaiba helps to calm and soothe the nervous system. It has a higher concentration of the chemical that makes CBD oil all the rage in a way that directly affects your brains receptors. CBD oil can only indirectly affect them. Additionally, Copaiba is a powerful antioxidant and supports many other systems of your body.
I prefer to take a drop under my tongue while Ty prefers I apply it topically to his skin. We're attempting to do this every 2 hours. I have to set an alarm on my phone.
Click here to schedule a quick appointment to find out how to get Copaiba for free in July.
Easy Change #2
Practice mindfulness. Just 10 minutes a day. This simple ritual alters our brains to respond, rather than react, and increases focus and cognition. There are some physical benefits, too. Seriously. What more could you want? (Don't answer that, since it can't cook or clean.)
I prefer to get my 10 minutes knocked out in the morning. I'm trying to get Ty to do the app a couple times a day because it's something else I can use to keep him occupied.
Starting new habits--even simple ones--can be hard, so I've created a free visual schedule that you can print out and hang up to help you get started.