This morning Martyn and I went to help out at a craft morning with Noah’s school class.
I sat at a table helping the children to make Easter cards and Martyn was helping them to make Easter baskets to put chocolate nests in.
It was lovey to be there until it was time to leave. Noah was SO upset. Tears welled up in his eyes and he found it really difficult to say good bye.
Distracting him from us leaving was the best way. I set him making me a bracelet to bring home and as soon as he was busy he could cope.
It got me thinking that in life so many of create distractions in order to cope. Some of us fill our days absolutely full to stop us thinking too much about other things. Busy busy busy.
But is that best?
Well, I think it is ok for a short time but it isn’t a long term answer. It was a good solution today because Noah would be fine once we had gone, it was just a tough moment.
As grown ups we need to have some methods that helps to cope in tricky situations without causing ourselves to rush through life keeping busy. Rushing all the time can be exhausting – we all need relaxation sometimes.
Mindfulness is a great solution. By learning to direct our attention we can change our focus to suit and yet still remain aware of how we feel in the moment. This means that we can work on things that upset us but have the comfort of a restful and useful tool to help.
If you fancy getting to grips with some mindful techniques then book onto a Revitalise Session.