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Be More Present

👉🏼Parents often tell me: I need things to slow down.⁣

🔥It's so easy to try to balance way too much, while unintentionally sacrificing basic needs like rest, connection, and stillness.⁣

👉🏼Research does suggest that time feels as if it moves quicker as we age. ⁣

👉🏼Perhaps this is because we often get trapped in the past or stuck in the future, both of which take us out of the present moment.⁣

💖The present moment gives us the gift of stopping our bodies, observing our thoughts and feelings, and paying close attention to the thoughts and needs of our children. ⁣

💖As a daily practice, it's probably the best gift that I've given myself and that I could give to any parent who seeks my guidance and support.⁣

👉🏼Here are some daily tips for being present:⁣

💞Spend 5 mins observing your thoughts without judgment.⁣

💞Spend 5 mins observing your child's play without controlling your child's efforts.⁣

💞Take 10-15 mins a day to simply be in nature without your phone.⁣

💞In a difficult situation, ask yourself: what's coming up for me?⁣

🔥If you feel like none of this is possible for you and you're resisting the recommendations, sit with that. What frightens you about prioritizing simplicity and balance?


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