Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Staying Happy When the Kids Go Off to College
Maybe your son or daughter went off to college in the fall, or maybe they're beginning their college career mid-year.
Either way, the extra time you probably spent together over the holidays makes it even harder to face their absence now. If you're missing them so much that it interferes with your own enjoyment of life, it's time to do something about it!
The cure for rebalancing your emotions and ridding yourself of those blues, or that “lost” feeling depends upon the reason why their leaving has put you out of sorts.
Perhaps you just aren’t comfortable with change of any kind. You like the same predictable routine, with the same people in your life every day. If so, you certainly aren’t alone. Especially when life is pleasant, we all have a tendency to want to keep things just the way they are.
Unfortunately, life and growth mean change, and change always creates stress – even when it’s a happy and much-anticipated change.
Walnut is the Bach Flower Essence that will help you move forward. Dr. Bach called The Walnut Flower Remedy the “breaker of spells” because of its ability to untie our bonds with the past.
Perhaps it’s fear for your child that prevents you from enjoying this new step forward in their lives. Maybe for you “out of sight” means “out of my protection.” This state is a huge anxiety producer, and the sooner you can shake it, the better you’ll be both mentally and physically.
Red Chestnut is the Bach Flower Remedy that can free you from this anxious state.
Follow the flower essence links above to read more about each, the visit Feel Bach! to order a blend made just for you.
At this exciting time in your child’s life, he or she needs you as a supporter and a cheerleader – not as a parent sinking into depression because of his or her absence.