This week I’m taking time to reassess, exhale and reconnect with my family. I feel like while I’m focused on meeting the bottom line I’m losing sight of what is important.
Finding ways to grow while feeling threatened at a fundamental level is tough. I need a good shake of the shoulders every time I start running the numbers through my head. But realising that all this worrying is standing in the way of me being the parent I want to be has helped me ground myself.
When I hear my voice raise I take a deep breath, when I see the children seeking my attention I give it and when I feel like the weight is too much I give myself permission to take it off my shoulders.
This week is half term and we’ve made plans together, we’re taking care of our home and reconnecting with each other. I’m slowing down, leaving work for later and making time for play. And boy does it feel refreshing.