I saw this image and loved it. It is the most true observation I have ever read. I am so very much an achiever I really have to work hard at stopping to smell the roses. In some ways having a baby forced me to stop. Breastfeeding has forced me to slow, rocking her to sleep forced me to be in the moment and the way she grows has forced me to celebrate the moments as she changes so fast I will never get them back.
I should extend the kindness she gets to myself. She needs to see this so she learns to expect to behave this way towards herself. So in honour of not sacrificing health and living in the moment here are a few little life goals.
* I will enjoy my body in all various stages of post partum shape all the whilst nourishing it best for health and letting it lose the weight as it needs from a healthy diet.
*I will exercise for pleasure and no other reason, if we are tired we will rest
* I will do my jobs spread over a week and not worry if small things do not quite get done
* I will take time for myself
* I will cherish this week as next week we are heading to sleep school for help with the baby and it makes me nervous. But that is next week and this is today!
At times this year has been so hard, moving in what feels like slow motion for me, having the patience needed. When I look back we have achieved so much- house renovation, organising affairs, growing, birthing and raising a little person and through it all remaining happy, healthy and together. Perhaps there is more than a little truth to the wise words above.
Do you live in the moment? Do you prioritise health?