Sounds like something your parents may have yelled at you once upon a time, but that’s not my intention. I’m referring to a way in which a connection is made with our soul, that creates balance, which is then reflected amongst the crazy chaos that is parenting.
I find myself feeling overwhelmed often. Sometimes it’s my kids, sometimes it’s in my head, sometimes it’s just life. Grounding myself is a way I let go of the pressure. I’ve recently been teaching my daughters this, with out their knowledge because it is so simple.
We recently took a walk to our local park. They ran, played and demanded we go in every direction possible. I’d had enough, so we decided we could walk through the gardens to get home.
We stumbled on a beautiful sight. We talked about spring and the beautiful cherry blossoms.
We held the delicate petals, felt how light they were in our hands and noticed how they were almost fluffy.
We listened to the wind rustling the tree branches and noticed how the petals floated down to earth like snow.
We then continued on homeward bound. We searched for a rainbow of colored flowers which helped keep their minds entertained. We arrived home a little less stressed, feeling much more relieved than when we had set off with the intention of just visiting the supermarket.
I challenge you to give it a go yourself, then with your kids. Allow yourself to feel the stress. Then stop and think about what you can see, smell, feel, taste and touch.
Let me know if you do, especially if you try it with your children too.