Hey Mamas! I’ve been spending time stepping-up my Pinterest Feed (doing pretty well for now as I may say so myself!). This morning my toddler woke up and I suddenly feel clueless on how to entertain her. So I decided to create one-word challenges for her.
I like this because one-word is open to interpretation and you can apply them in any way that is good for you and your family.
Set a goal with your kids this month or finish the one you made before. Stick this goal on the refrigerator so your family can be reminded of it
Focus on spirituality or things that make the soul happy. Spend a few minutes a day meditating or praying with your kids
The body needs this. Let your kids wake up later than usual. Stop forcing them to be productive all the time. Rest their mind and body with sleep.
Do things that make you and them happy. For example, I have started a new hobby, junk journaling. I do this while my toddler is painting next to me. It makes us both happy 🙂
Unplug from social media or whichever feed that makes you or your kids feel unhappy
Do the things that will recharge your energy. Check out our self-care activities for ideas
psst, don’t forget to :Download the THE GROWTH MINDSET KIT helping children to stay calm and grounded during this difficult time
Have a little fun and adventure. Every little small thing counts! Try going on a virtual museum tour with your family. Pick a hobby together.
Tackle the unfinished to-do-list. Create a routine for everyone at home. Focus on time management
Take an afternoon nap. You and your kids can snuggle for an afternoon nap.
Write down the good things that have happened so far this year. Recognize your kid’s achievements and remind them of it.
Encourage your children to share their feelings. Share your feelings as well. Time is precious. Share with each other and be kind.
Cuddle your soul. Have a family cuddle, wrap up in a soft blanket and have a movie night with your family.
Dont forget….THE GROWTH MINDSET KIT aims at helping children realise how special they are. A great way to reconnect with children at home
Plant something together as a family and watch it grow. You can even do indoor plants. Here are 8 ways to get kids interested in gardening.
Express your love and feelings to your kids today. Tell them how much you love them. We often get tangled up in day-to-day chores and forget the simple “I love you” to our kids.
Create a box filled with your family’s favorite things. Each person picks one favorite thing. It can be a movie, book, food, etc. Every day take a turn to pick one person’s favorite thing and talk about it.
Find someone or something to connect with. Do things that makes you feel connected to the world. For example, a zoom call party for your kids. Netflix watch party with your friends. Call an old friend. Your kids and you should feel connected again with the world.
Meditate or do yoga together. Pay attention to your breath
17. Let go
Let go of the things you can’t control. Get rid of things your family no longer needs. Ask your child to create a donation box and clear up the space in their room
Have a screen-free family evening. Open up about feelings, anxieties and even reminisce about fun family times.
Go for a walk. .Get some sun and fresh air. Open the windows and let the air in.
Focus on a good sleep routine. For example, read a book with your kids and cuddle them. Find ways to relax before bedtime. For me, its always journaling before bedtime
Take a nap today. Let your kids take a nap as well.
Create a playlist with your kids and enjoy some music together.
Take a family selfie today. Then comment on each person in the picture and say something nice about their features
Spend 30 minutes just dancing with your kids. Let them choose the song and dance like you are a child again.
Have a movie date with the family. Pop those popcorns in the microwave. Choose a movie you all will enjoy. In fact binge on the movie or series.
Get your children to like Yoga. You can check out cosmic yoga for kids on Youtube. It will help them relax and a good way to burn off their energy.
Your kids don’t have to be productive every day. Have a relaxing day. You deserve it too 🙂
Don’t forget to download the smartphone self-evaluation toolkit for your kids