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Perhaps it’s a goal of yours and you’re a little overwhelmed with how to even start!
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Our daughter keeps asking to see photos of me as a baby. She’s fascinated! I keep meaning to dig them out at my parents. (Yes, they actually have them stuck into photo albums, not saved and hidden from view on a hard drive and in ‘clouds’…)
There’s one particular photo of our daughter when she was around 6 months old in her bouncer. She’s the complete and utter, absolute double of me as a baby in this photo (except her eye colour and tone, which are 100% hubby’s – the shape of the eyes and the gaze are absolutely me though…)
I love looking back at photos. It’s fascinating that my baby face started out so soft and unweathered! I wonder now what the first real stress was that I experienced and what effect that had on my features. And then as to how much more stress and lack of sleep over the years contributed to my ‘now’ face! (No, I’m not doing before and after pics!)
But it’s life, isn’t it? It’s what makes us, us.
How we deal with life and stress, of course, can determine how rugged and weathered we look years down the line. Some of it’s genetics but if I knew growing up what I know now about life, about healthy living, about the effects of ‘what goes in, comes out’ (so to speak!), I would very likely have had a different approach, have been kinder to my younger self! Maybe even have taken things more slowly…
I certainly deal with stress in a different way now.
I’m not even sure how I dealt with such things as exams, boys, student life and budgeting.
My older, wiser self would, no doubt, be critical of my much younger self.
And as our daughter grows up, I know she takes it all in because she’s asked to do yoga with me. She asks which crystals are which. She notices things. She copies my healthy eating. She copies my attitude to others and adopts my kinder, more patient qualities (hark at me!)
Being a parent is my chance to re-write history, to open doors for our daughter, to open her mind to possibilities that my younger self knew existed.
I’m using my knowledge and turning my story, my history into her-story…
What would you do differently in turning your story into your child’s future history? I’d love to know! Please comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere
How are you doing with your resolutions and goals?
Were they set at the beginning of the year?
Or did you say to yourself…
I said that to myself and I started my gratitude journal in December one year instead of 1st of January! It helps me to focus on my happiness each week.
It’s such a great tool for focussing on gratitude that I thought “why wait?”
I saw little point in waiting because…
When you wait you do nothing,
you make time stand still.
You don’t tick or tock,
you procrastinate at will.
When time stands still,
the world still moves on…
Life goes on around you
it waits for no one.
If you wait for a chance
you’re a fool to be sure;
you should try all the locks
to open the door!
For when you wait, you do nothing,
chances are you’ll lose out;
don’t wait, you can do it,
of that there’s no doubt…
By Carol Cameleon 2017
Do you procrastinate or are you a ‘the time is now’ person? I’d love to know! Please comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere
Have you ever thought that you need to have a perfect blue sky dotted with clouds in order to cloud watch?
Well think again…
It’s a past-time for all seasons!
Take this picture that I shared on instagram. Though there’s not much blue sky, isn’t it beautifully atmospheric and zen-like? (if I say so myself!!)
Granted, I’m not suggesting that you lay on your back on some sodden, cold grass and cloud watch, but just stop a moment.
Be in the moment.
Take in the clouds as they swirl by… Follow that swirl as it changes form…
Although you haven’t got your eyes closed, it’s a great way to slow down and it actually might just be a form of meditation.
Why not make it a habit?
Do you like cloud watching? What else do you like to do that relaxes you and is a great past-time to adopt? I’d love to hear from you! Please comment (below) or tweet me @AllSortsHere. And come and say hi on social media ~
Thank you 🙂