I love exercise. I love Noah my 3 year old boy. He loves our Pony Ladybird. A love triangle that could lead to tears?
I might want to go for a ride, or a run. But if Noah is keen to ride I just can’t resist his plea to go. On the one hand I know I need to do things for myself but on the other hand I love him so much and want him to love riding so I always give in. The answer?
Enjoy every moment and love it, I think. He won’t stay little for long and his love of riding and of Ladybird may not last for ever. In reality my need to ride or run can wait. I will manage it another time. Appreciating Noah has to come first for me.
So often in life we have conflicting priorities and learning how to handle the situations we find ourself in can be crucial to our happiness.
I know the right answer for me. If I stick to what I know is right then I have a clear conscience. I feel good about my choices. I don’t feel pangs of guilt and I don’t miss my baby. I can run another day. I can ride another day. I feel happy with my choice and I know I will look back without regret.
So I enter into the spirit, tack Ladybird up and take Noah for a ride. In many ways it works really well. I get some exercise by taking him out and I get fresh air which is so important to me. I just love being outside.
Learn what your priorities are and learn how you can adjust your plans in a way that you will be happy with. Get mindful about your day to day choices. Learn to respond to the requests of others in a way that avoids tears. Be happy. Come on a Revitalise Day.