Those without kids think it is a joke when parents (or teachers) blame the weather for the behaviour of children … And sometimes I’m not sure either … But today, the weather, changeable, brisk, and busy, alongside my loud, busy and changeable and moody children almost had me beat!
Hubby couldn’t get home quick enough as far as I was concerned, however it hasn’t changed much, and I now have one more mood, and personality thrown in the mix. Days like these are normal, they feel hard, it feels like you might (figuratively) kill someone, or start tearing out your hair. There are moments of bliss, feeding the lambs, afternoon tea with their grandmother, but then it all changes again, and the squabbling, the whining, the constant poking at each other starts up again.
It is easy to feel like a failure when you start raising your own voice, and when you don’t feel like you have a handle on it, even if it might look like you do. It is easy to reach for a glass of wine, or a beer, or make yourself one to many cups of coffee … Oh wait …. That’s me. Two cups of coffee instead of my normal solo cup, and I’m currently sharing a glass of wine with my hubby ….
Whats the point here?
What’s my solution?
Breathing. Before I go to bed tonight, I’m going to sit quietly for 5 minutes, and concentrate on my breathing. Call it meditation if you like.
THIS IS THE POINT – whatever happened today, however hard it was, however out of control you felt, breathe it out and then leave it at ‘today’ … Don’t carry the bad feeling, the frustration, the struggle on to ‘tomorrow’.
This tip can save your ‘tomorrow’ and is one that I reccommend you take some time to perfect. You only need 5 minutes and by doing some deep breathing and concentrating on this before bed you can take some huge steps back from the slippery slope, especially as there is still a couple of days of school holidays to go.
Would love to hear how you go…