This morning I had the pleasure of delivering a mindfulness session to a lovely group of mums to be. They all exercise locally with Dr Jo Helcke of Zest4Life and they were keen to have a go and to hear all about it.
The theme for my session was ‘Being an observer’. As a parent and a mindfulness coach I find the power of watching really amazing.
With a newborn baby there is so much to observe. The process of sitting and watching is amazing. As tempting as social media on your iPhone can be whilst you are sitting still to feed, the benefit you get from being totally present with your baby is much more fulfilling and can mean that you bond even more with your little one.
As you try to get your baby into a sleep pattern the ability to hold back, wait and to see what happens can mean that you can get to grips with controlled crying. So rather than jumping up and picking your baby up the second they begin to murmur the possibility of waiting and letting them self settle becomes much more possible.
Mindfulness is all about getting to know your mind. By practising some simple exercises you can begin to notice your thoughts and then you can decide whether to act on them. This means that you have so much more control over the decisions that you make rather than acting on the spur of the moment.
Taking time and space to make decisions as a parent can mean that you remain calm and patient even in the most stressful of situations. When you develop this skill you make life a little lighter for you and for your family, everything becomes a bit easier.
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