Do you feel like you wake up and hit the ground running? Do you feel like you have multiple balls in the air and are so busy trying to make sure none of them drop that you often miss what is going on in the world around you? Well, you are not alone and there are some simple solutions.
Do not forget to take some time to connect with friends, family, kids, loved ones. We lead such busy lives and are often so over scheduled that we forget about what is truly important. We neglect the simple essentials, things that keep us balanced and feed our soul- friends, family, community, nature and togetherness. We often forget to take time out to talk to our kids, friends, loved ones, and truly listen without distraction. I am seeing and hearing more and more mom’s of busy families that say they often do not eat together as a family because this one is going here, that one there that often meals on the go are a common occurrence. Mealtime together is a very important time in a family, especially with school age through teen because this allows everyone to check in, see what is happening in each others lives and reconnect.
The bottom line is that we need to get outside our self, and get some perspective on what is truly important- you answer this email or text, or you have a conversation with your kids or loved one? I find myself falling victim to the quick check my email or text someone on the iPhone even though I often get frustrated when friends or family text or email me conversation instead of picking up the phone and calling- connecting. As I tell my teenager who is a text master, texting is not communicating. If you want to talk to someone, call, do not text!
A few ideas to connect with friends and or family are; go for a hike or walk, cook a meal together, play a game together, or go apple picking!
Here are some helpful websites:
Kids cooking magazine I love for the family- www.chopchopmag.com
Enjoy the fall, slow down and don’t forget to connect.