Okay, I have to admit that I created this list mostly for me. 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 hard to manage my time and attention so that when moments to connect arise, I don’t miss them.
When I’m sitting alone in front of my computer, I’m a task-master extraordinaire. But when I’m at home with my family, I’m trying to snap out of it, slow down and give those around me my attention and energy.
As my kids grow, moments to connect are becoming more limited. There are fewer skinned knees that need a kiss, less help is needed for homework and there are fewer moments with everyone at home at the same time. So it’s even more important for me to be fully present. Luckily, each day brings a new opportunity to practice…and new opportunities to connect.
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