Take it slow.

As a full-time mom, nothing surprises me. The days can blend into weeks and weeks into months before you realize how much time has slipped by. So busy keeping everyone happy and in motion. Finding time to yourself suddenly becomes a luxury, nearly hopeless.

Focus. This is something I’ve gotten in the habit of┬ádoing, to slow down and focus. With such a busy schedule it becomes so easy to replay the same roles throughout the day without stopping to see what can go and what can stay. How can I cut corners along the way? This was something I had really needed to practice. I did it at work and I did it at home. All day I questioned what was good and what could go and it was tiring. It was down right exhausting, but after a few days I had a lighter load.

Now I practice this with my boys and ask them to slow down. To focus. To take the time to do things right the first time, even if it takes a little longer. I want them to think about why they do things instead of just doing them. Put thought into your actions.

Doing this has opened up more time for me to spend with my boys and I became more aware of what was going on in their lives—and in mine.

Photo courtesy of margolove on flickr

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One thought on “Take it slow.

  1. Great post! This is so important in our days of multi-tasking. We need to retrain ourselves to be mindful and relish every moment–live in the now and give the now our full attention. Our kids will benefit, and so will we!

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