Calm begins with being mindful of the many components to maintain a calm state and personal well-being – physical, cognitive and emotional.
- The physical element includes a slow heart rate, deep and relaxed breathing, and loose or completely relaxed muscles.
- The cognitive element is being aware of the physical sensations and connecting them with what’s going on within you and around you.
- The emotional element starts with self-awareness. Learn to observe your own thoughts and check in with them, so you can reflect on the meaning behind your own behavior and your child’s behavior.
- When you are calm, you are better at making decisions, problem-solving, and supporting your child.
- A calmer parent means a calmer child!