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Inspiring moms to encourage, connect and share how we are making our everyday moments more meaningful. How can we stress less and appreciate more as we parent our young children? We're sharing life recipes for living more fully and intentionally so this time doesn't pass by in a blur. Interviews with EveryDayMoms who are finding fulfillment. What are their daily practices? Interviews with resources who are sharing tips and strategies and offering help for being more positive, present, and authentic in our everyday. If we are better, we can be better for our families. Join this motherhood community by listening in and joining us as together we make everyday moments more meaningful. We're so happy you are here.
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One tool to help prevent overwhelm: pausing first, before reacting - EDEM Above the Clouds Conscious Parenting Reflection
It's easy to let this season of giving, gratitude and family become one of overwhelm. One tool to help prevent this overwhelm: pausing first, before reacting. We can use our breath to help us pause. Taking one moment to pause first, before reacting, helps us disconnect whatever is going on around us with what we feel inside. When we feel good inside, the things going on around us don't have to negatively impact us. We can be a calm, kind presence instead getting caught up in the overwhelm. Pausing first helps me not take personally whatever happened, whatever someone did or said. I can't control the way others act. Only myself. Pausing first helps me realize when I'm lost in my expectations and not really present. Pausing first help me recognize when I'm ruminating about the past instead of in this moment Pausing first before reacting helps me reconnect with my intention and act with kindness for myself and others. Pausing helps me remember that I am responsible for the energy I bring to any situation and I don't have to let others negative energy affect me. Learning to pause first, react second is a process. We can practice it in all our relationships. I apply this practice of Pausing to my parenting as much as I can. It takes practice. It's the really heated moments of overwhelm and frustration that I need to remember pause but sometimes don't. The more I do it, the easier it becomes. Reaction is the second topic of Dr. Shefali’s Conscious Parenting Challenge. In her book Conscious Parenting, Dr. Shefali says “If you understand that the inappropriate behavior of your child is a call to increased consciousness on your part, you are able to view the opportunities they afford you to grow differently. Instead of reacting to them, you look within yourself and ask why you react. In the asking, you open a space for consciousness to rise.” My reaction is always up to me - even when we've been mistreated - my reaction is my choice. When we enter an interaction with kindness and that same ki