How is it that we can be surrounded by our children, constantly spoken to or at, touched a million times a day, rushing this way and that, chatting about everything under the sun, yet we still feel untethered as mothers? Schedules, school, sports, meal planning, and work, oh my!
There’s this trend right now that has taken over social media to ‘unbusy’ yourself.
Let it sink in. ‘Unbusy’ yourself.
Our world teaches us that busy is good. Being successful and being busy are usually synonymous, right? But what if becoming unbusy is the missing link to contentment?
Unbusy is mindfulness in motion. Motherhood can be as isolating as it is beautiful, as gut wrenching as it is glorious.
On some days, we might feel lost or sad or maybe even a bit blue. Other days, we can’t stop smiling. When I feel untethered, I look at my babies and I let it be so simple. All that they are and all they stand for is right there, staring me in the face.
If you observe, and I mean REALLY look, at their simplest acts, children really do have it all figured out. Here’s a little advice I have received in the form of a living, breathing three-year-old’s life. I hope it serves you in some way.
What are some lessons you’re receiving right now from your children, big or small?