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Jealousy : Ways to rise above it

Feeling jealous is not under our control as it is natural and harmless however what is under our direct control is how we respond by our actions and behavior when we feel jealous

Jealousy is pretty common, universal and a natural emotion. All of us have felt at some
moment or another.Jealousy can generate feelings of anger, embarrassment,
frustration and incompetence. It is a real fear we experience when we start comparing
ourselves with what others have and what we lack.The good news is that while jealousy
is a normal reaction, it doesn’t have to be a permanent one. There are ways you can
learn to feel content rather than confused, when it comes to feeling jealous.

Feeling jealous is not under our control as it is natural and harmless however what is
under our direct control is how we respond by our actions and behavior when we feel
jealous

Tips to Rise Above Jealousy

1) Acknowledge and Validate your Feelings- The primary step here is to tune in
become aware and acknowledge how your feel rather than judging, criticizing
and beating yourself up

2) Identify what is behind the Jealousy- We all experience a range of different
emotions. Uncover your deep seated emotions such as anger, sadness, anxiety,
stress, fear etc.. Once recognized, Take a pause and reflect on your emotion as
to why you are feeling it, ask yourself what is a helpful way to respond

3) Write your jealousy away- Writing down what you are feeling at that moment
helps you to take a step back and reflect. It gives a positive spin to jealousy and
provides you a with bigger picture

4) Manage your Reaction to Jealousy by looking at it from a Gratitude Lens- Rather
than trying to manage jealousy, try to manage your immediate response by being
grateful for your unique qualities and remind yourself every time you feel an urge
to spiral into negative thoughts.

5) Talk It out with a Counselor - While it is important to have a conversion with the
people towards whom you feel emotionally charged. Oftentimes having an
outside perspective as to what is happening can be helpful. Having a counselor’s
support can help you to get unstuck and navigate through these feelings in a
healthy way.

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How To keep your children involved during lockdown

The mental health and psychological impact of restricted movement, school closure and subsequent isolation are likely to intensify already high level of stress which children are facing.
Anant Sharma Project Manager

For those children who are directly or indirectly affected by COVID-19, the stress and trauma can be many times more if not addressed in timely manner.

This does not need any expert help, all parents and care takers at home can provide the atmosphere of safety along with activities to engage children inside home and utilise their time In best way possible .

Here are few things you can involve your children in doing

  1. Exercise: Plan an Exercise Schedule in morning with children and tell them about importance of exercise.

  2. Gardening: Involve them in Gardening, planting saplings at home – Gardening will bring children close to nature and ecosystem, this is proved Eco therapy to keep children involved and bonded with their own plants . you can even ask them to adopt one tree and take care of it in all ways.

  3. Organising: Ask your children to keep their room or study desk or toys in organised manner, guide them how they can keep things in neat and organise manner and develop their sense of belongingness with their own things at home.

  4. Kitchen: Involve them with arranging the house or helping you in kitchen according what you think is safe for them to do. This will increase their sense appreciating and acknowledging your work.

  5. Reading: get them to read you some books or stories , this is an essential skill for development and this will develop their linguistic and interest in books.

  6. Art and craft: guide your children to use waste material at home in creative ways and encourage their creativity through painting and art work. Colours keep children happy. Guide them to arrange their things back after use and clean everything you feel needs to be cleaned.

  7. Yoga: Guide your children to yoga asana for some time in the day and ask them when they want to do yoga ,also inform them about best times to do yoga with reasons. This is best way to bring flexibility of their body and mind also guide them to 5 minutes meditation of any type you like. Also this is great reliever of stress.

  8. Playing with children: involve with children in playing their games like ludo, snack and ladder or any game of their interest , even some video games for concentration building are good .this will increase the bond between you and them and will help you to understand your children better.

  9. Hygiene: Guide your children for hygiene routine and make them know benefits of them to let them follow this and keep reinforcing them to shape their hygiene behaviour with small stars and to convert these 10 stars to a reward after lockdown opens or bake them a cake with you as reward. 

  10. Taking care of Birds : Show them birds nearby and ask them how they can care for them, ask them to keep water and few grains every day for them and make sure they are neither empty nor dirty. This will make them feel responsible and develop their love for nature.

All this will develop the precious life skills of children and will help you and them to feel involved with each other , bond with them and understand your child better. 

 

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