Can we learn to love Tech?
Do you have a morning routine to check in with yourself?
The holidays are here and I continue to be an early riser which has been a perfect way to create a longer meditation habit, which actually gives me more time across the day. Each morning, I sit and meditate for 40 to 60 minutes, after which I often write out my morning pages and then enjoy some yoga, qi gong, swim or a run, which I shorten when I’m back on the school run. As the kids have got older they sleep in more and it’s easier to do this. When they were little I shortened this early morning start. I wrote this a while back – Me before Mum.
Maybe you have something that gets you physically ad mentally ready for the day, maybe it’s sleep!
How can we create connection across the day when they are so distracted?
I’m very grateful to have a break from my teaching routine and enjoy lazy days with my children. However, these days when we are home, they seem more glued to their screens than ever before. Across the day we create a little balance and routine – I find the key is to make sure we all properly say good morning with eye contact maybe a kiss and hug!, share a smile, eat together at random times across the day, and grunt a few loving words such as ‘I love you when would be a good time to clear a pathway in your room?’ We do have an agile routine pinned to the fridge to remind us all to create balance across the day! You might like a free copy.
Can we Love Tech?
Recently I learned that no matter how bendy, flexible, fit, fantastic you feel etc, a true yogi is one who maintains an open heart throughout the ups and down in life.
Each morning,before I meditate, I set an intention ‘to open and expand my heart to the vibration of love’.
That is all, it is enough.
It’s not the tech I dislike it’s the way it pulls my kids away from being present to other wonders, so I’m just learning to ‘Be’ with it as it is.
It gives me some time to also explore Taoism and learn more about QiGong and Tai Chi which in turn allows me to avoid stripping wallpaper.
I’ve got a free e-book with tips for surviving the summer holidays, email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you a copy.
You might also enjoy learning some of my meditation tips on the 7th September.
Grunt, Smile, Love.