Being a father comes with responsibilities that many men don’t feel prepared to handle—however, they’re also responsibilities that they can only ever truly learn by experiencing. This life-changing role subtly asks each man to become the provider, teacher, mentor, and hero that their child needs.
Sleep is like a good mattress—you never realize how good it is until you don’t have it. Interrupted sleep can be extremely frustrating for both children and adults. Not only can it leave you grouchy and fatigued for your day, but it can affect children’s mental development and behavioral psyche.
Even with anxiety, I’ve learned that there are things that I can do to make my life easier. Here are a few ways that I’ve designed a life that reduces anxiety.
Falling asleep becomes such a challenge when we feel like our thoughts are racing at night, or we struggle with managing anxiety. There are ways to quiet our minds and calm our bodies before bed. Following these three calming thought exercises before bed can make all the difference in strengthening our ability to fall asleep, stay asleep and get some good, restful sleep.
You can’t wrap up all the loose ends at once, and you can’t expect everything to ever be perfect. Don’t set yourself up for failure and disappointment by setting unrealistic long-term goals on a short-term schedule. Instead, start with these five simple ways to steadily chip away at the disorder in your life.