I was reading this quote last night and thought about how it relates to keeping a healthy lifestyle.
If our children are to approve of themselves, they must see that we approve of ourselves.
– Maya Angelou
In the line of work that we do it is not uncommon for us to come across parents who struggle with depression.This is something I think about on occasion and feel that the above quote speaks to this difficulty.When parents are struggling with something like depression it is hard to hide it and often times come across as us not approving of ourselves this is reflected in how our children feel about themselves.
For those of you out there that do suffer from depression I encourage you to seek ways to deal with it.Find a way to restore that healthy balance and find your approval of yourself again.For some of you it might be making time to see a counselor or psychologist, for some a course of medication can help.For others it might be finding that one thing that you do for yourself such as yoga, a date night, a night out with friends, a hot bath, etc.
Whatever works for you to find that balance and approval so that your child can approve of themselves.
Talk to you soon,