It can be hard to flip the switch from work mode to family mode, especially during busy and stressful moments at work. However, it is important to be intentional about staying in the moment and spending quality time with your kids. A key aspect of being an engaged parent is making a conscious decision to leave your work behind when you walk in the door.
You have the ability to choose how you want to show up and what energy you want to bring into your home. When you choose to try your best to let go of the stressors and responsibilities that pull you away from the present moment with your family, you are showing your kids that you value your time with them. Being intentional about staying in the present moment allows you to create deeper bonds with your children, while having fun and strengthening your family!
No one is perfect, and sometimes, no matter how much we want to be present, there are work emergencies that have to get taken care of. When these moments arise, remind yourself that you’re trying your best. It’s okay to have to pull away every once in a while to take care of responsibilities, but try your best to keep it from becoming a habit.