In my New Year’s Resolutions post, which you can read here, I outlined that the first (of my 2015 resolutions) was going to be:
1. To live every day ‘in the moment’.
Essentially I mean that I want to enjoy my life to the full. To have pure fun with my family – my twins and lovely Hubby, and not get too stressed or upset about silly things, like housework, or the twins behaviour.
Because lets face it…it is FAR TOO EASY to do.
Someone won’t eat their lunch (the twins, not Hubby obviously!) and so there’s stress. Or one twin won’t get dressed – and we are all late. It is all too easy to get angry and become annoyed and then there’s tension. Or shouting.
And when you’ve had a whole day like that, sighing a lot, moaning about it, and been complaining, it starts to get you down. As soon as Hubby walks in from work I’m there telling him how much of a tough day it’s been.
So with this goal for 2015 specifically I am talking about not wishing their lives away, wishing for easier times.
I wrote a poem about it a few months back, and I still mean it all.
I can’t believe that they are two-years-old now, and that their baby years are gone. Long gone. Already. And so many friends and family with older, grown-up children tell you not to wish it all away. Because it goes super fast, and when it’s gone, you REALLY miss it.
So I am going to try to do this.
I pledge to enjoy every single moment and not regret anything. To try my best to relax and let things go a little more. To essentially enjoy myself to the max.
Now before you think I’ve gone all zen – there is something I really quite like about all this thinking. It’s calming. Reflective. Makes you really think.
It’s good for the soul.
We’re all rushing about here, there and everywhere. Trying to achieve a better life. Striving for more. But are we really having fun? Belly-laughing fun? Or savouring those amazing moments with our children?
Perhaps not all the time.
So I want to take these moments – and step back and enjoy them for what they are. Rather than rushing past it to get to the next thing.
Like tonight Lottie stroked my arm and kissed me. That was so wonderful. And today Harry said “Yes of course Mummy, I do” which made Hubby and I laugh out loud because he sounded so grown-up.
I love these quotes I found on Pinterest. It’s so true.
And on that note – I will end with this one. Which I will try and live by as much as I can!
For all original sources of the above quotes, please click on my Pinterest Board here.