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Being a parent is hard. Really hard. Sometimes things don’t turn out how we want them to. Do you ever catch yourself making excuses when things don’t turn out the way you wanted them to? Do you ever use weight gain, chronic pain, or busyness as an excuse to not live your life to it’s fullest? Is this getting in the way of spending quality time with your family?
Today I’m going to give you some tips on how you can live a “NO MORE EXCUSES” life with your family. Are you ready to get up and get going? Good! Let’s get started.
1. Take control of your chronic pain.
I know how hard it is to get motivation to get up and play with the kids when you are in pain. I think pain is the number one reason people have a hard time living their lives to the fullest. I have chronic neck and foot pain that really slows me down. My neck pain turns in to migranes that turn into nausea and with my foot hurting, I have a hard time getting up to play. It’s very frustrating to constantly be in pain. I’ve tried all sorts of things like chiropractors, doctors, and just resting, but nothing was helping me.
Lately though, I’ve been taking Curamin® Stop Pain Now dietary supplement. Curamin® is an award winning pain relief product that has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world with chronic pain. I love that Curamin® is a safe alternative to other traditional pain relief pills. Not only is it safe, but it’s also effective and non-addictive.
That’s really important to me. Curamin® doesn’t just mask pain, it stops pain by getting right to the source.
I sit at my desk for about 5 hours a day at work and Curamin® help me get through my work day with little to no pain. I’m able to get outside and play with the kids when I’m done working because my foot pain isn’t holding me back either. I found my Curamin® Extra Strength 60 count bottle at my local Good Earth store and it’s available at fine health food stores nation wide. You can locate a store that carries it by using the store locator.
I love shopping at The Good Earth. There is always someone there to help me find what I’m looking for, and there are never long lines at the check out stands.
Another thing that has really helped me with my pain is Yoga. Yoga is so good for your muscles and joints. When I start my day with a morning Yoga routine, I feel so much better throughout the day. You can find a million videos on Youtube to follow. Just grab your tablet, turn on a video and get your body to wake up. A lot of my pain comes from sitting at a desk so every once in a while I’ll get up and do some Yoga poses to get my body moving again.
Eating a healthy diet helps a lot with pain. I’ve found that when I eat sugar or junk food, my headaches get worse and I feel really groggy. Try to add more water, fruits and vegetables to your diet and you’ll feel much better. You’ll want to get up and get active.
2. Learn to say NO and stop filling your life with meaningless things.
I know this sounds silly, but when you fill your life to the brim with pointless things that do not bring you happiness, you are only hurting yourself and your family. Don’t create a busy life just for the sake of being busy. You need to sit down right now and make a “Things Most Important to Me” list.
My list would look a little like this:
- Time with family
- Time with friends
- Time alone to recharge
- Building my business
That’s it. Now think about all the things you fill your life with. And write those down. Now really look at what you spend your time doing. Do the things you do each day help you with your “Things Most Important to Me” list? If they don’t, then you need to remove those things from your life.
You don’t want to grow old and realize that you filled your life and time with meaningless things. If you ask any elderly person for their advice, they almost always say things like “Time goes by in the blink of an eye” or “Don’t waste your time with your family”. They never say, I wish I had watched more TV.
Another part of this is to remember that saying NO to someone is OK. If someone or something is taking up precious time away from your family, you have every right to say no to it. Don’t be afraid to say no to people when they ask you to do something that they can do on their own. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about charity work and serving others. It’s OK to help people. But if you are doing everything for everyone else, when will you have time for your own family? Remember, you are serving the people in your family too when you spend time with them.
Put fewer things on your to do list, then do those things better.
3. Don’t be afraid to try new things and step out of your comfort zone.
Fear is the number one factor that holds most people back. Are you afraid to “hang out” with your kids for fear that they might reject you? Sometimes teenagers and pre-teens can be pretty harsh when a parent tries new things. It might feel really weird and awkward at first, but once you get used to it, you’ll realize just how much you were missing out on. Try some new recipes for dinner and get the kids in the kitchen to help you. Are you stuck in a rut and can’t think of new things for the family to do together? Well, that’s why I’ve created bucket lists full of fun family activities to do all year round.
4. Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.
I think this one is pretty self explanatory. If you wait for the perfect moment to follow your dreams, or take that family vacation, or apply for that perfect job, then you will sit back and watch your life pass you by. There is usually never a perfect moment. We make the moments we have. We shape our time and mold it into what we want for our lives. Take control and just do it!
5. Learn more about yourself.
Learn what your passions, strengths and talents are then build your life around those things. Not only for yourself but for your husband and your children too. Learn more about what they love and what they are good at and encourage each other to develop those strengths. Help each other accomplish goals and dreams and you will never say that you wasted your time. Don’t let fear or embarrassment keep you or your family members from achieving what they want in life.
Don’t live your life full of excuses. Not only will they prevent you from reaching your goals, but they will hold you back from finding opportunities. Get healthy physically and mentally and you will have two less excuses. Challenge yourself to reach new heights! Build stronger relationships with family, friends and yourself. New opportunities are just around the corner.