Sunday, 22 April 2012
week 3 - kiss me (and a "spring cure")
Over the past few months, I wrote on my baby blog, I read baby books, I watched baby documentaries, I took baby (swimming, massage, yoga, herbalism, etc.) classes, I bookmarked baby activities and projects...
I'm surrounded by a group of awesome mom friends who enjoy drinking coffee while chatting about...baby stuff (well, not all the time).
Also, when I talk to my family, I get to repeat over and over again the same "baby record" because even if babies evolve at a fast rhythm, they generally don't change that much in 24 hours!
No wonder that sometimes my head spins and all I can think is baby-baby-baby!
So I thought about a friend of mine who goes to a "silence retreat" at a monastery to "recenter himself". Baby and monastery retreat would not go well together and I'm not at all looking to isolate myself from Alice or my husband. However, I could create settings that will help me get centered physiologically and physically.
This is my plan for the next 4 weeks:
Finishing spring cleaning
(a clutter free home is less stressful)
Limiting social activities to a minimum
Cleaning up my social media
(no need to follow a gazillion blogs or Facebook friends)
Cutting to a minimum my use of "screen" technology
(Screen-Free Week anybody?)
Reading a book that is not baby related
Sewing for me and for Alice
Taking one 30 minute walk each day with Alice
Doing a small yoga session each day
Drinking 8 glasses of water each day
Following the Canadian Food Guide
(and hopefully add some extra pounds!)
Taking my post-natal vitamins
Drinking "real" homemade herbal tea
Having a positive attitude and avoiding negative discussions
Picking my "battles"...if any!
(won't waste time on futile things)
What do you do to "center" yourself?
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note: Alice has her own "Montessori inspired" mirror in her bedroom (don't worry it is very baby friendly) and, as you can see, she really enjoys it!
note: Alice is full of scratches. She is climbing on sofas, walking faster and faster and getting more active everyday...awesome but slightly "dangerous".
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ali: A dirty kid is a happy kid.
vanessa at lynn david: Alice loves the swing. You should totally go!
paula kiliclar: Don't tell me that ;)
red boots: The doll is from Ella at Little Red Caboose. However, I don't think that she makes them anymore.
núria: OMG, thank you! This is AWESOME. I will order it asap.
sarahgreen: Thank you so much.