Leave your comfort zone

In psychology, the comfort zone refers to a mental state where the person uses fear and anxiety avoidance behaviors in their daily life, using a routine behavior to achieve constant performance without assuming any risk, that is, with the “pilot automatic”. It is a personal space made up of strategies and attitudes that we use often and with which we feel comfortable, settling in our way of acting because we feel safe. It is an area that only encompasses the known, that environment where we are comfortable and makes us feel safe because everything is under our control, but passivity and routine cause apathy and existential emptiness, preventing personal growth by renouncing to take initiatives that expand the limits of that area. The well-being that is felt is not the product of satisfaction or personal pride, but of the absence of negative emotions such as uncertainty or insecurity when taking refuge in our known environment. The comfort zone is also working on something simple in a safe environment without wanting to promote yourself, or maintain a relationship that gives security despite being unhappy. In the next video we are going to see a little inspiration in front of the comfort zone and how we can get out of it. You can find the english caption in the video.

The importance of goals

Awareness of the great importance of setting goals or objectives is a primary step. Defining objectives is not easy but it makes us direct our actions and efforts towards what we want to achieve. In the student sphere, it is even more important to have a clear direction and a strategy. Setting objectives is essential for the success of our knowledge and education, be it from when we are little until we are about to finish school or university, since they mark a course to follow and serve as a source of motivation and commitment. The goals are not always for our education, but for our personal and emotional development, to evaluate what we want to achieve in a period of time. The goals and objectives are to enjoy and discover new things that is why the first thing we want to tell you is how we must think very well the objectives that we want to set ourselves must be objective and realistic in the short term so that we do not get frustrated, for the goals that do not have a certain time let’s take it easy, let’s not get frustrated that everything is going at a different pace.
Setting a goal is the key to a successful life. From the moment that people decide to focus their efforts on achieving objectives and goals, they began to overcome the most difficult obstacles. Formulating and achieving goals goals is one of the most important activities in people’s lives, it improves their quality of life and makes it possible to make stops along the way, where I am at the moment and where I am going. That is why we generally see this activity in the New Year, to start the year with a clear idea of ​​what we want.

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Dreams and nightmares in kids

Have you ever wondered what that dream means that your child relives every night? All children dream, only very few remember what they have dreamed. In fact, nightmares are often remembered, because they interrupt sleep. The child wakes up and at that moment he realizes what he is dreaming about. It is for this reason that most of the dreams or things that children remember in their sleep are nightmares. From my perspective I used to have many nightmares when I was little, they were constantly repeated and I always got to the point where as soon as I went to bed I wanted to define that I was going to dream, I went to bed thinking that I wanted to dream of princesses, flowers and beautiful things; But it doesn’t always work like that, when we are children we have so many things that we do not recognize and they haunt us in the form of a nightmare.

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The importance of learning

Something that we must teach our children is the value of learning, that is why it is vital to teach them to love school, to enjoy the learning path, not to forget that learning something new is fun and magical, having knowledge of multiple cultures, languages, important people or moments that we have spent in history. Learning allows us to develop, evolve, fill ourselves with valuable information that is somehow kept in our head as knowledge. I comment personally, both my father and my mother when I was little taught me to live around learning, this gave me the opportunity to express myself like no other, many people refer to me as an information jukebox, because when learning and by constantly preparing and exercising my brain, my memory developed in an incredible way. We must remember that the brain is another muscle that needs to be constantly exercised and remember that there are multiple ways to do this to make it constantly fun.

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¿Are you happy?

Something that we have been asked at least once in our life is: Are you happy? What do you think you came to this life for? What is the meaning of your life? I tell you that these questions do not always have a clear solution, the time will come when they ask us this and we will not have a direct question, we will not know what to answer. This is completely normal, it is normal to have no idea, it is normal to say no or I don’t know. We do not always have to be happy, we do not have to know what we came to this life for and we do not have to know what the meaning of our life is. By this I do not mean that we should be lost, that we should not know what we want and that we should not be happy, but we will not always be and the time will come when we discover the answer to half of these questions. After all, happiness is that emotion that fills us and comforts us more than ever, but sometimes you have to walk a little more to find constant happiness.

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¿What would you do in your ideal day?

Let’s think for a moment what we would have done when we were little if we were given the power to decide what to do in an entire day. What would our reaction be? What would be the first thing we would ask for? As adults and parents we know that a good education implies helping children to be autonomous, to have their own criteria, to think for themselves and to make decisions, because if from a young age they learn to make their own decisions and are capable of accepting their consequences, they will become independent adults capable of making wise decisions. But usually when we were little we didn’t have great power, if much we could decide what flavor of ice cream we wanted when we went out with our parents. Usually we do not get to think about things or situations that do not seem realistic to us, the probability that we will allow our children to do and undo for a day is almost nil. But it is curious to think what our children would do in this situation, it is even important to return to our mentality as children and to think that we would have asked.

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Two magic words

We have always been taught that good manners include asking “How are you?” Sometimes we forget the power that these words have, asking how did you do today? How was your day ?; we are full of thoughts, things to do and worries that we do not remember the little details that can help a person. Whether from our children, friends, family or just an acquaintance; These words can be the source of someone remembering a good day, the source to vent and release something that has bothered them all day, they are a source of catharsis, so I am going to comment on the importance of asking how was it today ?

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The importance of being attentive in our children school

When we are young, the example of our parents and their approval is everything to us, we want to make our parents happy while having fun and doing our school tasks, as children our only responsibility is to go to school, learn and do our best. of us to get good grades and pass course after course until we graduate. But, just as school is a great responsibility of children, parents also have a part of responsibility in teaching us and guiding us in our learning.

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Teaching your children to protect their body

Among the different measures we can take within the family to prevent child abuse is teaching children the value of their bodies. The meaning that the child develops about her own body depends largely on what we teach her about it. What is not valued is not protected. If we teach the child that her body is not important, the child will learn that others can decide and act on her body; favoring that it is more vulnerable when recognizing and facing a risk situation. Everyday life can become the ideal setting to teach children to dignify, signify and draw the limits of their body. Here I share some principles to teach boys the value and protection of their bodies. These I have built based on my experience in caring for children and adolescents.

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Explaining periods to your children

Talking about menstruation shouldn’t be a big talk to be done at a particular age. Instead, start that conversation early and dig deeper as your child gets older. Girls and boys need reliable information about menstruation. So, be sure to talk about it with both your daughter and son! It is a topic that should not become tabu, it should be explained as something normal that occurs as part of a cycle in nature.

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