We have been asked to stay apart from friends, colleagues and even family. Many have found this challenging. Take a minute and journal what you experienced. Was there frustration, feelings of loneliness or did you enjoy some time to yourself? Some chose to handle this situation by connecting to others online whereas others felt pulled…
Many people are talking or writing about the new norm. It took them a few days to settle into the “new norm”. At first they were resistant to change and were upset at not being able to go to work or that their kids were at home. The routine had changed and they were all…
Give energy to creating a physically serene place Most of us think of creating a space as something physical. And we do need to give energy to creating a physically serene place in our home. We have dedicated one room in our house for meditation, reflection, and elevated reading. I have listened to music there…
Inner reflection takes honesty, detachment and courage. With these three virtues active, look at what you wish to continue doing. It is important to reflect on what is working and appreciate your efforts in cooperating in this. Value what is good and positive.
How was I to encourage this lightness and also take part in it when there was so much to do. It has taken time and patience to teach, role model, delegate, correct, redirect and forgive, however we regularly carve out time to listen, laugh and play.
See what you can let go of doing and explore with your inner child. Let yourself and your children see how playful and free you really are.
Traditionally parents and teachers have used “time outs” as a method to control behaviour. What if you took a “time in”? A time in to reflect, be silent, listen to your thoughts, see what you are feeling, and choose to maybe get out of your negative space.
Every hour or a few times a day, stop what you are doing and observe the traffic in your mind. Take a deep breathe. Don’t worry, the sky won’t fall down! Just watch what you are feeling and what thoughts you have been allowing to enter your mind.
Our pain, both physical and emotional, can teach us tremendously. We need to adopt an attitude of acceptance and humility.
What culture are we living in that all members are in one room looking at a screen? Take a few minutes and reflect on the culture you are setting in your home or in your car. Close your device and open your eyes to something new. Stop blaming the kids. Stop being mad at technology. Instead, be creative, create enthusiasm, be courageous.
Mindfulness is so beautiful, it actually gives you time. Carving out a few moments, helps you to recharge, focus and concentrate, giving you the time to do all the things you want to do.