why you may ask? For me there are a few reasons.
♥ Tension in my shoulders, that tension is affecting my arms so I can’t knit as much and as fast as I would like
♥ days seem to fly by me without having time to stop and smell the roses
♥Advent time is right around the corner and I have nothing planned yet
♥my kids seem to grow up faster by the minute and I want to cherish every minute, yes also the bad ones.
♥ hubby, I only see him briefly, he’s working too much
♥ and many more little things I found I miss, like going on a walk with my one neighbour and having a cup of coffee with my other neighbour… etc.
SO IT IS TIME TO SLOW DOWN, at least for me!
After my appointment at the Occupational Therapy yesterday it hit me, I really have to pull the breaks. I have to stop trying to do everything at once and getting it done in record time.
Maybe I should have listened to my Yoga DVD a little better. I tried out Yin Yoga. Not from this page though, this is just so you can check out what it is.
On this DVD she says, while you are in a pose and breathe ” to be in the presence” ! Duh!!!! I am always already on my next project, my next cleaning task, my next appointment, my next…. uh you get it. I need to start living in the NOW and start to embrace it. No wonder I can’t remember the little things, I don’t take time for them to be noticed and saved.
Ok, so my change from the regular Yoga to this yin yoga was my first step.
The next step was initiated from my daughter, being a pre teen she is starting to feel the peer pressure and wanted some “talk time” with me. We do have quite a good communication going but it doesn’t hurt to get into it deeper. She saw that I had bought the book Queen bees and wannabes a while a go and she requested that we start reading it together. Yes she picks the time when everyone is in bed and she knows it will buy her some time to get to bed later, but this is more important. So we cuddle up and start reading a chapter, with her interrupting me and telling me how she experiences all that stuff. I must say it is hard for me to put myself into her shoes because I never had to deal with stuff like that. So I am glad and thankful that she is willing to share and talk about her fears.
Now I need to find a way to slow down for myself and find the time and alow my head to shut off and read a good book. The books are here, waiting to be read. But I seem to not be able to stop and enjoy. Any help?
And for my hubby time….hm… will have to ask him, when he doesn’t immediately fall asleep when he comes back from work.