This article is dedicated to all the Mums, Dads and Teachers out there. You know who you are!
Well, it’s that time of the year again.
Time for parents to trawl through shop after shop looking for everything on the school list, while their kids fall in love with the most expensive pens in the store (Look Mum! It talks! Can I pleaaase get one?)
Watching all this stationery replenishment has got me thinking about how the way we prepare our kids for school could hold the secret to keeping ourselves healthy.
Think about it. Just as a kindergarten teacher is responsible for a class of students, we have a physical body that needs our help to keep going.
We live in a world where preparation equals success. As the head of the class, it’s your job to ensure that everything runs smoothly. If you don’t give your students enough to do, or if you run out of pens and pencils, then you are setting yourself up for chaos later on.
Imagine that your heart, lungs and digestive system are your students and the pens and pencils are your basic needs like oxygen, food, water and rest. When we deprive ourselves of any of these things, our organs are like kids fighting for the same piece of paper…you just know it’s going to end in tears.
So what can we do to run a smoother ‘kindy class’ i.e. keep our bodies content and doodling in class?
Here are some suggestions…
In my experience, the happier you keep your student and physical body the more time and energy you have to devote to the REAL reason you’re in life’s classroom, which is to teach and learn as much about LOVE as possible.
Happy back to school week!
Sarah Yip is a freelance writer, psychic and holistic counsellor based in Brisbane who has worked with many children (and their pencils) over the years. Her passion is for connecting people back to their Higher Selves so they can 'be their own psychics'.