5 Tips to cope up with Empty Nest Syndrome

emptynests.epsWhen children leave their parents for studies or for job or to settle down their career, parents become so lonely. Parents dedicate their whole life in making the future of their children bright, and when those children leave their parents; then it is really very tough for them to cope up with the situation especially at the time of life when their muscle is weak and their body is tired. The situation is just like the same what is with a mother bird who finds that her kids have flown and now her nest is empty and this is a reason the syndrome is called as empty nest syndrome.

If you are also feeling from the same syndrome then first of all, it is awareness which is required. To fight with the disease, we are here telling the 5 tips that would definitely help out in fighting with empty nest syndrome.

Pick Your Phone: Don’t distress yourself because your kid left you, understand the need of his career and the things from his perspective. You should not stop the communication. What if your child is busy, you pick your phone and call him; everything would be managed and this will give you ultimate relaxation.

Keep Yourself Busy: Thinking more and more would bring problems hence set your thoughts free and get indulged in something that would help you pass your time. Keep yourself busy as it is the finest way to cope up with this mental condition.

Speak to Someone About It: You should speak to someone regarding this because keeping things with your mind would not help you to get solution for the same. Even if you will not get a solution for your problem, you will get a relief from the worry for sure.

Work Out: Exercise and yoga are the two things that will help you to control your mind. Doing some yoga and work out will aid you in maintaining the perfect mental balance.

Practice or Pick a New Hobby:  Picking a new hobby will help you to control your mind and emotions. You can get indulged in the things and hence can see the life from another perspective.

Empty nest syndrome is not but just the thoughts that make a person alone. Find the happiness around and understand the situation and happiness of your child. Be positive. In case, you don’t have anyone to discuss the things, consult a psychiatrist for the same.

Empty Nest Syndrome: Everything You Need to Know

-509658“To raise a child, who is comfortable enough to leave you, means you’ve done your job. They are not ours to keep, but to teach how to soar on their own”-Anonymous

Empty nest syndrome is a feeling of loneliness or sadness that occurs among parents after children grow up and leave home for better prospects. Empty nest syndrome is not a clinical diagnosis, but rather describes a transition period in which many people experience feelings of loneliness or loss. When the time comes for your children to leave home, there is a sense of helplessness and this is the most challenging period. Whatever the child’s flight path, parents are left with an empty place in the home, or as it have been dubbed in the vernacular, ‘the empty nest’. How you choose to cope with this new reality as parents of a now independent adult will determine the speed and comfort level of adjustment.

However some parents are more susceptible than others and there are various reasons for it. Some of the reasons are as follows:

  • The quality of parent-child relationship
  • Parental conflicts and feuds
  • Over involved parents
  • Self identity crisis
  • Over emotionality and dependence

Undoubtedly a child’s departure unleashes overwhelming sadness and there is a dire need to cope with it efficiently in order to move ahead.

Suggestions for coping (REDEFINE)

R- Relish each stage of your child’s life. Then let it go.

E-Explore the Ways You Intend To Be In Touch With Your Children.

D- Discover Your Own Creativity and Power.

E- Energise yourself, both mentally and physically.

F- Focus on Friendships, Both New and Old.

I-Identify the Negative Thoughts accept it non-judgmentally and Fill the Void

N- Networking

E-Expect Better Times and Be Hopeful

It is required that for the better way to deal with this syndrome the timely advice of psychiatrist should be taken. Dr. Shashi Bhushan who is a reputed doctor for psychiatry treatments should be consulted for the same. He has successfully handled many cases of empty nest syndrome.