I don’t know about you, but sometimes the duties of the day can just sweep me away and by the end of the day I look back and realize. Oops. I was on autopilot all day. It can take practice to slow down and be present. Today on the blog, I’m sharing five ways to be present with your kids.
- Stop and write down something you are grateful for (suggestion found on this blog). In fact, I’ve read that there have been studies that: “Writing things down doesn’t just help you remember, it makes your mind more efficient by helping you focus on the truly important stuff.”
- Stopping and just breathing can help slow down the mind and body and help you focus on the present.
- Looking closely at what your children are doing can help you focus on what’s in front of you - your children. I know this sounds simple, but if you’re like me, sometimes my brain is racing and needs something to focus on to become more present in the moment. It’s been helpful!
- Move your body. Run around with your kids. Wiggle your toes (I found this suggestion here). Moving your body reminds you where you are and whom you are with.
- Do something that you enjoy with your kids. For me, that’s 100% when I get to chase them around and make them laugh and squeel. It’s almost always my favourite moment of the day when I take time to do this. Whatever it is for you and your kids, take time to do that fun thing.
PS Enjoyed these tips? I have ten more of them like these if you’d like that I found. Feel free to email me at email@example.com and I’d be happy to share them with you.
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