It has been such a great week though. The weather has been amazing, not very hot or cold. Work was pretty easy and I was able to hang out with my boys every evening. It was one of those weeks were the time passed slow with fun and relaxation. I feel like I could feel my blessings all around me. Sometimes I can feel so full of love from others around me. My husband and son especially. I am so thankful to have them. I lost my dad last year. It was a hard time for us all of course. One thing I realized is I wanted to be in my current moments more and try to have less distractions during certain parts of my day.
One thing I am doing is to be phone free for a while, especially when my son is awake. I will take pictures or record a video of him but otherwise I try to leave my phone down. It is a bother to me to be out seeing so many people not paying attention to the stuff going on around them or the people they are with. I think we all miss so many opportunities to interact with each other, get to know each other and connect because we are too busy with whats going on online. I think the more I am on my phones the more I crave to be on my phones. And wasn’t social media made to be social with others. Not judging or comparing myself to others. Lets try to keep social media a happy, positive place. Where we can share what we have going on in our lives.
Another thing I am guilty of doing is multitasking a little too much when it would benefit me more to enjoy family time. I like to be active and doing many things at once. I am a productive person. But sometimes I can be over productive and not enjoy whats happening in front of me. I find myself getting stressed out when I feel I have some much to do and not enough time to do it. But when I stop and think about it most of the time all that stress is unrealistic expectations I’ve placed on myself that aren’t necessary. I am not giving up multitasking and I am not saying anyone should. What I am trying to do is set aside some special task-free time with my family or friends. I am trying to sit and listen to what everyone is talking about, be engaged with those around me.
Being in the moment more has been a wonderful change for me. I have found that I am more relaxed, making meaningful memory’s and connections, and share in more laughs. I know that you have a lot of responsibility and being completely offline is unrealistic. I also know that creating that perfect distraction free time is hard to do everyday. But I would like to challenge you this week to evaluate how often are you allowing yourself to be in the moment? How much distraction free time are you creating for yourself and others and is there some room for improvement? If you can make some time for being in the moment I urge you to do so. Life moves so fast as we already know, lets not allow the moments pass us by just as swiftly.