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 struggle 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 stress 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.