Parenting is a constant process of learning, you’ll never get it right the first time around. Now that I am soon to be a mother of two, I still think I have a lot to learn and a lot to discover. Although I’d like to believe I am a progressive parent, I do not stress much and dwell on my parenting skills. But if there’s one thing I know it is this: Happy parents make happy kids.
Simply put that it all boils down to the energy we emulate and transfer as parents to our kids.
What exactly is emotional energy?
According to Mira Kirshenbaum, author of The Emotional Energy Factor defines emotional energy as
“…. how ready, willing, and able a person is to LIVE — to take on challenges, to fight for what’s important, to make dreams come true, to care for loved ones, to enjoy life to the fullest in the present moment”. She believes that low emotional energy may make you feel listless and appear to be depression when it is really depletion of your spirit — and not your body.”
I strongly believe that whatever energy one has can be radiated to his/her surroundings as well as to the people around him/her. Of course it would be best if you radiate and harness good happy energy rather than the opposite. But how does one know or channel good energy?
Create an emotional energy map by listing down the life giving (what makes you happy & what gives you a positive outlook in life?) and the life draining (what makes you feel tired and down?) aspects of your life (self, family, sense of purpose, academics/work, and social life). Once you do, you’ll be more aware of your energy and what you’re giving out to your family. I have also learned to express my needs and wants because it is very important that my husband knows what they are. Surely, he is like many husbands who aren’t as keen to know what’s going on in their wives’ minds, so give your partner the chance to know what’s going on and what you need and want.
Positive energy can be transferred efficiently if you’ve mapped your emotional energy, knowing where this energy comes from can help you harness it even more for you & your family to share.
Also don’t be afraid to ask your family for support and on how you can support them as well. It helps if there’s openness and awareness in the family, it makes things easier and less complicated.
You too can harness positive energy and share it to your family and loved ones. It is definitely a good way to know yourself as a person and an effective way to communication to your kids.
For my full article about emotional energy click HERE.
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