Tick tock, an important lesson I had in time…

My friend just shared this blog post with me.
I read it and I cried.
I cried tears of sadness. Sadness for those moments I have lost.
Sadness because I am not the relaxed mum I planned to be.
My tears were for all of those times that I let life stresses change me for the worst. Especially lately.
This is a must read post for all; not just those of us who have kids. It is a raw, eye opening and at times sad read.

Marty is the relaxed easy going one in our relationship and I am the ‘must do it now’ one. This has been something that once caused great frustration between us. He taught me through his calm patience that I NEED to calm down, relax and take my time. Life is to be enjoyed and not rushed through.
I have come a very long way and reading this makes me so very glad and grateful that he taught me this years ago.

I find myself watching that clock sometimes when it comes to the boys. Pushing for things to happen NOW! Just last night I looked at the time and realised that I had been trying to get the boys into bed for an hour and was getting no where. I could feel the frustration build, bigger and bigger and bigger. I managed to take a deep breath and look at my boys. Their faces were full of smiles reflecting the cheeky happiness they were feeling while they were interacting with their dad. I realised that if I rushed them I was stealing this moment. This truly special and happy moment.

I am constantly working on being a better person, a better mum and a better partner.
Somedays it is harder than others, to just stay calm and relax. Sometimes I slip up and fall into that old trap.
I don’t want to be that person.
I don’t want to miss a moment or have regrets.

So from one ‘ticking clock’ mum, partner, daughter and friend to another I highly recommend reading this.

http://www.handsfreemama.com/2013/10/07/taking-off-the-ticking-clock/

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Smashed it and I’m feeling great!

Today is the first day of my new healthy living challenge.
So like all good challenges last night my littlest munchkin woke frequently. Thankfully with some friendly motivation I gave it my everything and now feel great.

I’m going to chalk day one up to a success on the exercise front. On the healthy eating front I have ignored the temptation to reach for those carb filled snacks and managed to drink 3 litres of water already. Hopefully I can keep this up.

Our Village Vegie delivery arrived today so that means tonight I will write up this weeks healthy meal plan. I think writing a meal plan will help keep me on track and full of clean, fresh fruit and vegetables. 

If you have any great food or exercise tips I would love to hear them 🙂

Cheers Danni

P.s. This was me today 😉

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