Sometimes, I don't know if I’m coming, or going. Actually, Most Times.
The work week seems to get busier and busier. There’s school drop-off and pick-up, afternoon activities, PTO meetings and I struggle to keep it all in order.
Don’t even mention finding time to make dinner!
Well, I started thinking. “if I’m all mixed up, stressed, tired and confused.”My kids are probably just the same. Although, for them, it looks more like irritability, intense hyper activity and hard-headedness (is that a word, is it even okay to use?). Anyway it becomes a battle to get them up in the morning and a power struggles to get them to do anything I ask. The first time.
Anyway. We had a family yoga workshop at Full and Fit Family, LLC and afterwards I found my children incredibly chatty. They were more engaged at dinner and talked a lot about things we’ve never talked about. I learned so much more about them and myself. It was a truly enjoyable experience, but for me the reward was what I received after.
By taking time with my children to breathe on purpose I stumbled across this added bonus. Our bodies became less tense and we were unknowingly freed of the day-to-day stressors stored in our heads. We had an evening of open interesting and fun communication.
I am not sure if anything like this will happen again, but I cannot wait to create more opportunities for my family and others to schedule self-care. Who knows what we will discover.
I hope to chat with you soon, and share in the Soulshine together.