Patience From The Forest

26.7.2014

How to stay patient with cranky kids? How to avoid loosing your nerves and things escalating into chaos?

That´s a what many mothers and fathers are thinking. How to be a patient parent. 

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I’ve found that having enough peaceful moments for yourself is important. Moments when there´s nothing but gentle calmness and silence around you.

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Another thing is to have something meaningful to do. A chance to do things that YOU love. Things that bring you joy and happiness. I´ve found that to be incredible important for the balanced family life, and for being a patient parent.

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Picking up berries in the forest. Besides yoga, that´s my way to grow my patience and take care of my mental and physical wellbeing.

This morning I woke up 7 am in our boat home. I went to the forest alone to pick up some wild blueberries so I could later freeze them for the winter. Time alone in the forest, in the middle of all the peacefulness and silence of nature did miracles for my wellbeing. Again.

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My blueberry picking trip gave me also a lot of patience for the forthcoming days to deal with our girls´ tantrums without loosing my nerves.

So give yourself a chance to do what you love. Do it without a hurry. Do it often enough. That´s a favor for your wellbeing and also for the wellbeing of your children!

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