One night, not too long ago, as I was leaving my son’s room after tucking him in to bed, I accidentally stepped on one of his lego cars and the car broke apart. Although my son knew it was an accident, he was very upset because it was a complicated car to build and he doubted whether he could recreate it again.
I apologized and promised that we would sit down and work on rebuilding it in the morning. After that, I left and proceeded to make a phone call. Well, while I was on the phone, my son got up to find me. He was still upset. When he noticed that I was in the middle of my call, he grabbed a notebook that I had just given him, pulled out his markers, and proceeded to write and draw in his notebook. I ended my call just as he had finished up what he was doing.
When I asked him why he was up (it was nearly 10:00!) he said that he got up because he was sad about his car breaking, and he wanted me to console and comfort him.
Here is where it gets really interesting
My son told me when he saw that I was on the phone and therefore not available to console him in that moment, he decided that he would make himself feel better by writing about his feelings and drawing a picture of what happened in his notebook.
I couldn’t believe my ears! And when I asked him if it had worked, he responded with an exuberant “Yes”!
Now where do you think he got the idea that writing out his feelings would help him feel better? While I believe in the power of journaling to help us deal with the stress, anger, and other emotions that we deal with, I had certainly never preached to him about this. The only explanation I could come up with for his choice to journal, was that he had observed me doing it and decided that if it could work for me, perhaps it could work for him too!
When my son sees me taking care of myself, he learns how to take care of himself too!
After observing my son utilizing one of my favorite self-care practices, I finally understood this important truth:
When we take care of ourselves, by default we take care of everyone we come into contact with.
So, how about you? Are you modeling good self-care for your family? Take this brief test to find out:
- Do you do do do for others almost constantly, whether it is for your boss, your kids, your spouse, your ex, your home, but almost never find time to do for yourself?
- Do you feel stressed, and as a result find yourself less patient with the people in your life that you most care about?
- Do you feel trapped by responsibilities with seemingly no easy way to get back to feeling like yourself again?
- Do you ever wish you could have even just a few minutes for some “me” time?
- Do you think it is selfish to spend time on self-care?
- Do you see your kids getting stressed out but feel helpless to do anything about it?
If you answered “yes” to even just one of these questions, then you are likely in need of some self-care.
I know how you feel, as I’ve been there myself, more times than I care to admit. While I do engage in stress reduction activities, I admit I’m not as consistent as I should be. But when my son showed me the positive impact my own stress reduction and self-care activities had on his ability to feel empowered to take care of himself, I finally understood how important it is for parents to engage in their own self-care.
You see, when you are feeling drained, spent, stressed, whatever you want to call it, you have nothing good to give to anyone. Just like a car that stops running when it is out of gasoline, you don’t function well when you don’t stop and fill up your tank with the goodness that fills your soul. Once you take care of yourself, you are that much more capable of bringing all of you to those that you love and care about. What we do for ourselves has a ripple effect out to everyone we come in contact with, and everyone that they come in contact with, and so on.
The good news is this: Not only is self-care beneficial for all those we come into contact with, but the positive effects of just a little bit of self-care are fairly straightforward and simple to achieve. In fact, you can engage in self-care and feel wonderful benefits in as little as 5 minutes!
As a result, I’ve created a program that will allow you to greatly enhance your sense of well-being and leave you feeling much more calm, present, and more like your true self once again. And when you engage in activities that help you feel better, you will model for your children how they can do it too!
“Feel Good in 5 Minutes”
The “Feel Good in 5 Minutes” audio program is a 4-part audio program where you will discover simple, fast stress-reduction techniques, many of which can be done in as little as 5 minutes.
Included in the program are several different breathing techniques, guided visualizations, and journaling processes that will take you from stressed to peaceful in no time.
The program offers four complete 20-30-minute stress reduction sessions, each incorporating one breathing, guided visualization, and journaling technique per session, along with a few golden nuggets thrown in along the way.
Through this program you will discover the following:
How to bring your stress levels down quickly and easily using simple and effective breathing techniques
The benefits of journaling, and the best way to tap into the answers only your higher self knows through the journaling process
Several guided visualizations that you can use to relax your mind and your body
A unique “quick fix” for reducing stress (hint: If you’re a chocolate lover, you’ll LOVE this!)
A technique to connect you to nature in a way that will bring you a deep sense of peace and grounding
A breathing technique that will bring balance to the left “thinking” and right “feeling” brain
In the “Feel Good in 5 Minutes” audio program, not only will you be treating yourself with wonderful self-care, but you will learn tools that you can use over and over again to bring yourself back into balance and allow you to be more fully who you are in all of the roles you fill in your life.
If you have 30 minutes to spare, you can select from one of four full sessions. If you only have 5 minutes, you can select a breathing exercise, guided visualization or journaling technique from the many options provided to give you a quick fix.
I know how busy you are and how difficult it is to find time just for you. But doesn’t it help to know that when you take time to reduce your stress reduction and engage in self-care activities, not only are you helping yourself to feel good, but you are modeling good self-care skills for your family?
You may be asking how much this program costs. When I roll out the program more widely next year, I plan to offer it for $97. But, if you want to get a jump start on feeling good right away, you can get a copy of the program right now for only $67, nearly a 33% discount!
Buy now for only
If you purchase by midnight, Thursday, December 8th.
I know it’s not easy to find time to engage in healthy activities just for yourself. But the thing is, when you take time out for positive self-care, it really isn’t just for you. It’s for your entire family and all of the people you interact with.
When you achieve peace within yourself, this state will naturally transcend into your parenting and positively affect your kids in so many wonderful ways.
Are you ready to take time for your own self care and model empowering skills for your children?
Buy now for only
If you purchase by midnight, Thursday, December 8th.
So here is what you will get when you order this special “Feel Good in Five Minutes” audio program:
- Four 30-minute stress-reduction audio sessions in mp3 format each covering a breathing exercise, guided visualization, and journaling exercise.
- Special tips and “golden nuggets” throughout the program to help you effortlessly achieve peace and balance in a fun and inspiring way.
- Instant downloads of all 4 audio files in mp3 format so you can discover the powerful techniques contained in this product right away.
- BONUS - 23 page Reference Guide in pdf format explaining step-by-step how to complete the breathing exercises and journaling processes – you can even use this document to teach your children!
And with my personal money back guarantee, I am removing all of the risk so you can try the program risk free:
My Personal 100% Money Back Guarantee:
I’m so confident that through this audio program, you will learn tips and techniques that will bring you to a feeling of peace and calm that can be achieved in as little as 5 minutes.
If you are not completely satisfied for any reason, just ask me for a prompt refund within 30 days of your purchase and return the product with its original packaging, and I will oblige.
No reason needed. No questions asked. That’s my promise.
Founder, I Shine
It is well reported that the processes you will experience in this program will bring you in touch with your higher self and restore a sense of peace and balance to your life.
When you engage in self-care, you have more to give to the others in your life that mean so much to you.
I look forward to sharing with you the techniques that will restore your sense of well-being, inner joy, and peace and help you model positive self-care skills for your family.
Jill Hope/ I Shine
PO Box 0578141
Chicago, IL 60657
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