In this blog post I will show you some steps to develop family self worth
Building your family worth. Allowing your family to eat better, move more and create stronger family bonds with one another. It’s about building simple habits that will create self-worth and confidence in yourself and your family.
So I will ask you this…
Do you feel like you lack self-worth?
Do you feel that others in your family do too?
We spend so much time searching for these complex answers to these important questions. We jump from one activity to the next, never having time to create positive connections and also engage with our nutrition and health.
This leads to binge eating food, stress and a lack of confidence in ourselves.
Not the greatest attributes we want to be passing down the line.
We should be creating positive relationships with food, exercise, stress and relationships with friends and families.
A simple way to reconnect, engage and build self-worth is by being more conscious of what we’re doing. To do this, we should practice MINDFULNESS.
Steps to Develop Family Self Worth
“Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally” – Jon Kabat-zinnwww.theguardian.com
Now, you may be thinking straight away this is all about meditation and spending time out in the forest.
You can do all that, but that’s not all you can do.
Mindfulness can be practised more simply than you think. It can be actioned upon in any given moment. As it mentions in the quote above, mindfulness is about paying attention and being non-judgmental.
I like to use an analogy about eating a pack of TIm-Tams (chocolate coated biscuits if you’re not from Australia…).
When you binge eat, you tend to eat and eat without totally thinking about what you’re doing, you may think you are but I can guarantee you are not thinking about it purposeful enough and definitely not “non-judgementally”. When you are binge eating, you don’t truly stop and think until you are forced to when you finish the whole packet and then the guilt comes in and create a bad relationship with food.
If you are being mindful, ever single biscuit you take out is that feeling of finishing the packet. You appreciate every bite more and you become more aware of how much you are eating. This creates a better relationship with food.
You learn to enjoy these moments and become more in-tune with your emotions and decision making. This creates self-worth.
Here is a simple practise to get you building more self-worth.
Turn off all distractions at meal time.
There are many benefits to turning off electricity at meal time;
- Eating awareness
- Connecting with the family
- Encourage more conversation
- Appreciation of the food you are eating
On top of this list is becoming more aware of your food, is a simple way to feel fuller. Therefore you don’t eat anywhere near as much which will help you maintain body weight if that is a goal of yours.
The most important thing is to connect with your family. It’s a great time to engage with each other and actually have those engaging conversations with one another.
This is where you build worth into your families, stronger family bonds and better family relationships. It allows you to eat better, move more and develop stronger bonds with each other.
I hope you enjoyed my blog on how to develop family self worth helpful. If you would like to chat with me directly on this topic please feel free to get in touch via our website contact form