This isn’t really a ‘tip,’ per se, but more of away of thinking. My life, like so many others, is busy…all the time, it seems! Sometimes I become distracted with writing this article or taking photos of food or jotting down notes that I forget about the real important things. Taking photos of my family, my kids – spending time chatting with my children, my husband. Reading books, playing pretend, or just focusing on my children without distraction.
It’s hard, I know, but it’s so important. So I try to remind myself – “Don’t Hesitate” – when it comes to my children. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not saying you should drop everything all the time for your children – they do need to learn patience and manners, but stopping what you’re doing to focus on them can also show them so much. “You’re more important than my computer/phone/iPad.”
“Don’t Hesitate” also can be applied to chores. Sometimes I’ll see something that needs to get done – dishes unloaded, laundry folded, the floor swept – and I think: “I don’t have time, I have to check my e-mail.” Then I stop myself – the chances are the 10 minutes it will take me to complete a few things around the house will not cause me to miss an extremely time sensitive and important e-mail. (Probably…bloggers have a slight e-mail addiction, I think!)
Don’t get me wrong – I’m not perfect. I’m far from it – I occasionally snap at one of the kids if they interrupt me multiple times in the middle of writing what I think is an important thought. However, I’m working on it. It’s a daily journey, taken by small steps. If I can do it, you can, too. Don’t Hesitate.