Be in the Moment. Every moment. Whatever it is I am doing. Presence to my child: – Throwing toys out of the cot and having a tantrum. – Building a website. – Writing a book. – Massaging. – Being Massaged. Whatever it is, I aspire to BE in THAT moment.
Work in short bursts. Even if that is only 10mins, waiting for a child’s club to end.
Routine and Self-Care are Key! If I don’t look after myself first, routine goes out the window and productivity vanishes.
Dance every morning with my child. If we set the morning right, the rest flows….
Declutter. Whatever, whenever I can. Even if that means doing the damn dishes. Or meditating and clearing out my mind-chatter…
Incorporate chores with my child as part of the day to day. It’s a pain and slows me down now, but in 10 years time when my child is a teen it will make a difference. These are important life-skills, and a chance to chat, laugh, dance, bond, argue, discuss. It is the real stuff of life…
Stand and Stare. Take time out to just stop and stare. I actively LOOK for beauty. When I find it, I stop and stare and let it fill me from the soles of my feet, all the way up… Watching my child do this (even when I was in a rush) – magic. This is the nourishment for life…
Use “Power Times” to actively recharge. Walking at sunset and/or sunrise actively recharges my batteries.
Make eye contact with everyone. Talk to strangers and remember to say hello, goodbye and thank-you. Actively work to brighten everyone’s day. It lifts me up! And, you never know when you might meet an angel in disguise…
Look for laughter opportunities. Most often with or at myself.
Listen to crazy music and dance.
Stretch. Breathe. And Meditate. (even if its just for 2 minutes drinking that cup of tea)
Open the post.
Pay the bills on time.
Celebrate each and every small success. Congratulate myself for those achievements… (Today I washed the dishes and my son left the house smiling…)