TIME MANAGEMENT IS LIFE MANAGEMENT!
Time management is an Art, which needs to be mastered during this time, the most.
It’s very important for any ‘Parent’ to take time out for themselves in the growing years of their child.
If you don’t get your space ie Your Time and don’t feel complete and relaxed, you will land up in a routine which will eventually drain you out mentally, emotionally and physically and will definitely effect the attitude towards your child.
Your frustration, mental and physical fatigue, incompleteness will show towards your child i.e. your tolerance level, your patience, your entire approach towards your child will be affected.
This will not only affect the attitude towards parenthood but will also affect your relationship with your partner and at work.
It is very important for Men as fathers and husbands, to divide responsibilities and be involved in bringing up a child. This ensures a healthy growth of the child and enhances inter -personal relation not only with the child but also between couples.
Take out time as per your daily schedule where at least once in a day there is some quality time spent with your self, engaging in activities that you love and are fulfilling or simply relaxing or taking social time out. Also there has to be quality time spent with your partner each day and not just on weekend.
The time has to be planned in such a way each day that you get time for yourself and with your partner.
I have in my interactive counseling sessions come across single parent or couples where there are no real issues but just non management of time that is, not giving enough to each other or taking responsibilities, have eventually led to major discords among couples to the point of disconnection and then separation, which could have been totally avoided with better mutual understanding and time management and dividing responsibilities.
In todays time it’s the equal responsibility of Men and Women to bring up a child in a healthy manner.
By engaging in fun activities with the child and taking quality family trips, enhances bonding among couples, as well as the child and the parents.
You have to be there in totality when with the child or when with each other. Do not carry work at home. Do not fight in front of the child due to your mismanagement of time and tasks. Remember you are a Role model for your child and a child with todays enhanced IQ will catch on and copy every move, attitude, the way you deal with people and with your partners etc. The child will catch every minutest detail, as the growing years of the child are the most impressionable.
So how you treat yourself, manage your life and love every bit of what you are doing will reflect in your approach towards your child and your family life!
By Simmer Bhatia