We’ve all heard it at some point: the days are long but the years are short, so seize that moment and make it count, because they grow up so fast, in a blink of an eye.. We’ve all heard it and yet, being present in the everyday is still one of the biggest challenges of parenting!
Because let’s face it, distractions are everywhere. Especially now, with iPhones and social media, constantly reminding us to have a peak, just check that one more message, and comment one more photo..
But kids need present parents, and we need to focus on the moment. I think we can start by looking at the time more. Realizing how much time we actually spend parenting, working, doing the things we need, doing the things we love. I believe that being more present stars by realizing how are we using the hours of the day, and by being more mindful about time that we spend doing things that really matter !
So for me it started with a watch. This Jord Wood Watch to be exact.
It took me a couple of days to realize how I used to let the time pass without realizing it, how social media would make me forget about things to do. I understood that for me, a simple act of looking at the watch more, can actually make me more mindful and concentrated in the moment!
So this last weekend I’ve decided to unplug completely, and to discover the world through my younger daughters eyes. We went on excursions and we discovered new places, and I haven’t checked my phone even once!
And it felt really good to just enjoy the moment, without reminders, emails to respond and photos to like. Just focusing on my daughter, and the time that we’ve spent together. Answering her questions without sneaking a look at my phone, picking up wild flowers and holding hands.
It’s funny how a little object can change ones perception, don’t you think?
And if you too feel like you need to slow down and focus more on the everyday moments, and if you’d also like to get one of the gorgeous Jord Wood Watches for yourself, I have a giveaway for you! You can win credit towards your dream watch, a $75 e-voucher , and even if you don’t win you can still get a $20.00 e-gift card just because you’ve entered! Simply click here to enter! ( the contest will end Sunday 7/24/2016, and the $75 voucher will expire on 8/30/2016)
Because sometimes all we need to do, is slow down, look at the time, and think about what truly matters, and how we really wan’t to be spending our days!
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