As my kids grow, moments to connect with my family are more limited. There are fewer skinned knees that need a kiss, less help is needed with homework and there are few moments with everyone at home at the same time.
So I’m trying not to miss little opportunities for connection when they arise.
Taking Time to Pause and Connect
As a consummate task-master, I need all the reminders I can get to monitor my overactive “Get’er done” mode. When I’m in the mode, I have a hard time snapping out of it.
Yes, it’s awesome to get stuff done, but not at the expense of really connecting with the people I care most about. So, I’m trying to manage my time and attention so that when moments to connect arise, I don’t miss them. I’m trying to slow down and give those around me my attention and energy.
5 Ways to Connect With Your Family Today
Luckily, each day brings a new opportunity to practice…and new opportunities to connect.
“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”Brene Brown
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