Slowing down, being present, enjoying doing nothing, letting kids have downtime and be bored…these are things that slipping away from our lived today.
Are you caught up in the frenzy of day to day modern life?
Do you find yourself being busy all the time and not having time?
How much time do you spend with your kids?
How much time do your children spend away from you?
As the year 2017 is coming to an end, I invite you to rethink your priorities. This is a good time to pause and set new intentions for the coming year.
How do you want to spend your days? Where does your attention go?
We move through scenes like ghosts, without fully experiencing the moments and the events. We are rushing from place to place, constantly doing something…
Children are overbooked and over scheduled.
But the truth of the matter is we need to rethink our priorities, we need to change our lifestyle, we need to slow down, we need to have ample time for for children to play freely. We need to provide time and space for our children to decompress, experience downtime and just be bored. Bored is the gateway to creativity. Not only our children do not have time and space to be bored but they not have time for daydreaming, processing what has happened to them during the day.
-how to recognize our relational patterns and triggers
-we heal together
-fighting with your partner is not a bad thing
-the importance of repair after a fight
-how to help children in transitions times
-why we need to slow down
-why is play so vital
-what is slipping away from our lives
-the importance of doing nothing, having downtime
-boredom is not a bad thing and it can lead to creativity
Also, my wonderful guest walks us through a simple sensory awareness exercise. You don’t want to miss that.
About my guest
Rebecca Wong is a relationship therapist, consultant, mentor and host of the Practice Of Being Seen podcast. She’s also the creator of Connectfulness®, a research-based practice that encourages you to explore and embrace every aspect of your humanity – including everything that’s marvelous and all that’s messy.
Rebecca has discovered that the meaning we make of our life’s story is where it all comes together. But staying engaged in the process of discovering that meaning – that is often our greatest challenge. So she invites her clients to get curious about what works and what doesn’t to make space for compassion, intimacy and the ability to slow down and capture the littlest moments.
Rebecca believes that when you truly see yourself, you create the ripple that allows you to be the change you wish to see in the world – and that invites everyone around you to do the same. And she dreams that we can collectively learn, grow and lean into the possibility of leaving behind a more resilient and compassionate planet then we were born into.
Rebecca practices as an LCSW-R in NY’s Hudson Valley where she also resides with her husband, their spunky children and a handful of four legged furry mischief makers.
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A couple of years ago I have created a simple infographic and post it on Facebook.
7 Things You Should Do Every Day with Your Kids.
It is the most shared and commented post I have ever created in social media. Why? Because it resonated with everyone. We all know what’s true and what we need to do deep inside but somehow we get caught up in the fanzy of day to day life and get disconnected from our through, form our values, from our children and from ourselves.
Holiday season is another hectic time but I am sending this message to you and inviting you to reconnect with what’s important. To open space in your life, let your children be free, and play, spend time outdoors even if it’s cold. stop the madness, stop the doing and just be…And if you are having a hard time…ponder upon this question:
What are you avoiding by keeping busy?
Curious how much time you spend on your phone? Where does your attention go? How many times per day you pick up your phone or check your email?
Download the Moment app that tracks your screen usage. It might provide some important data which hopefully will encourage you to make some changes.
You might also this episode where I share a personal story of being addicted to my phone, Facebook and how I dealt with it.