Happy New Year!
This is the time of year when we make new goals and resolutions. For years, I made lofty resolutions but lately, my main goal is to be more present in my life and show up for myself in small ways. I can stop my busy life and do a small action. My friend Kendra @wildpeacefor parents calls these micro-actions. These small actions make a difference.
Remember the game musical chairs? The music plays, and you rush around the circle. The music stops, and you plop down. Can you do that right now? Can you stop spinning and sit down for one second? Now ask, what do I need right now? No judgment, just an honest question. What can I do for myself right now? It could be a drink of water, a few minutes of warm sun on your face, or a walk. Here is what I have found to be true about myself. I do not take the time to ask myself what I need. I also assume I do not have enough time. Sometimes in my life as a special needs mom, I feel too guilty or can be resentful that I do not have more time. But we all have two minutes. Two minutes can make a difference. Two minutes can help you stop and breathe. Two minutes will allow you to notice the beauty and goodness around you.
I would love to hear from you. Please reply and let me know how you care for yourself. What micro-actions are helpful? I would also love to listen to your story and learn how we can support you. You can book a 30 minute chat with me here.
Don’t foget to listen in to this month’s podcast episodes, we are talking about how to persevere.