The blinders are off, now what?
In Part 1 of this blog series, we talked about why it isn’t in our best interest to stick with the status quo, and follow the ‘herd’.
So, now that we’re aware of the (scary) truth, what do we do about it?
As a parent, we have 3 choices. We can…
- Stick our heads in the sand. Ignore the stats, deny the truth. Stick with the status quo.
- Live in fear and a constant state of anxiety. Realize that something is amiss, and then spin in circles, trying to figure out what to do, and not knowing where to start.
Before we move on to option #3, let’s first take a look at the first two options.
Yes, this takes a load off our shoulders. But in our state of denial, we are doing a disservice to our kids. With our without our help, they are still facing the same challenges.
So, we’ve taken the first step, and recognizing that there is a problem. But now we are adding to it, by feeling fearful and stressed. Fear is a negative emotion…a toxic emotion. And it can make us, and our kids even sicker! Awareness is excellent: indeed, let’s take off the blinders. AND then let’s take some positive action.
Which brings us to option #3.
We empower ourselves.
We open our minds to the truth, and educate ourselves. And then we take action.
We make that first move, and then take it one step at a time. Not only will this put us on the path towards that goal of health and happiness, but it will help to teach and empower our children, so that they can keep the momentum going in their own lives, and the lives of their families.
So we’ve donned our capes and are ready to take action. What do we do now?
Stay tuned for the next blog post!