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Meditation is Under Valued!

Meditation

 

 

 

 

 

Have you tried meditation and didn’t make the commitment to do it daily?  I know I am like this as well.

Emma is going through heightened anxiety at the moment and it is extremely challenging on us all.  It is breaking our heart to watch her go through it and all I want to do is fix it.  For me personally, it is stirring up my anxiety as I feel that somehow I have caused it.  There is also the concern that this is what Emma will go through for the rest of her life.

So I have set myself the task of meditating every night before I go to bed.  I listen to Ken Davis music and it goes for 10 minutes.  I say in my head “I want to be calm (in breath) I want the world to be calm (out breath).

I have been doing this for a week and already I am feeling calmer especially when helping move through her anxiety.  During the day when I feel my anxiety starting I concentrate on my breathing and have to say by bringing my thoughts back to my breathe has a massive effect on my well being.

I am being patient with the girls and they are also calmer as a result.  I would recommend you to at least do a week and see an improvement in your life.

 

When Life Gets Out of Control!

That pretty much sums up the last few weeks in my household.  We have decided to build a bigger pergola outside, get the garage fixed, fix the roof and it is all happening at the same time.  There has been many hours spent outside knocking down walls (which was great fun), bringing down the old pergola and then painting all the beams (even at night at 3 degrees).  Plus normal life also had to happen at the same time.  I became quite good to listening to Grace’s reading whilst painting.  I also had to deal with my mum’s first year anniversary which was far from easy.

It got to mid last week and I was tired, grumpy, irritable and was not a lot of fun. Plus we were not spending quality time with the girls.  The girls helped us outside but it was not the same.  The girl’s behaviour became challenging and it increased their anxiety with all the changes that were happening. Steve and I were stuck in a hard spot because we couldn’t work out if it would be better to get it done so it is done or slow it down to spend time with the girls.  But I knew with everything going on at the same time I was going to crash.  I put my training on hold (but I could say I was doing a lot of strength work), my eating was not regular and generally I was not looking after myself.

I made the decision to stop it and get back into my exercise with a 16km walk and I have been making sure I have had some down time to relax a bit.  When life gets crazy and your feeling your about to fall off the track, you need to take a deep breath and re-establish some old routine to get you through it. I know that I became a better mum once I started exercising as I was laughing and bouncing around more.  I hate the out of control Bec.

 

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