The seasons have changed, the grass is greener, the sky is brighter, and the kids are out! Yes, Summer has officially begun!!! Personally I can’t believe how much time has flown by this year. It seems like it was only Yesterday that we were celebrating Christmas and now here it is almost Memorial Day.
Planning fun outside activities with the family, like picnics and park trips are great ways to connect with your family. I have been trying to incorporate a lot of water play with the kids to keep them cool as they play outside in the heat. Having chalk, bubbles, and crafts available for the kids help alleviate boredom and build on their creativity. On another note though, boredom isn’t a bad hint to have. When children are bored they are able to use their imagination which I feel is a great way to help your child build character and think outside the box.
Managing stress can be a difficult task, especially if you have a lot of factors contributing it! Finding ways to help alleviate the anxiety and overwhelming feeling of stress can be a great way of overcoming it. Recently baking has been my stress outlet, I have been making a lot of different kinds of muffins. It seems like they are a hit considering when I do bake them they vanish. Baking cookies also has been a delight to try. It’s fun to experiment in the kitchen, I just love making new creations. It is also a good way to connect with your little ones as well.
There are so many ways to bring on stress and so many ways to counteract it also. Sitting down and playing games, coloring pictures, and silly songs with your little ones can really help you zone into a more calming attitude. Find a hobby, go out and see friends, take chances, and embrace life to the fullest. No matter how much stress is on your plate your situation is only temporary.
The last two days have been extremely amusing due to the new app out there also known as #PokemonGo which has become the latest fad. People walking aimlessly around the neighborhood, grocery stores, and even gas stations. Sadly others are using it for mischievous purposes but on a funny note it has definitely gotten people to move more.
If you think you are lazy then you should definitely give this hot new app a try. Pokemon is a great old fashion trend that the generation that grew up in the 90’s can truly appreciate! The only concern about the app that has been brought up is the lack of safety. People are a little careless and unaware of their surroundings while searching for Pokemon on their phones. A good friend of mine did make a good point that it is bringing people together. I think the app is fun and creative but people do need to take precautions of safety especially young children playing the game. So go catch em all and have a blast one Pokemon at time! 😉