Thursday, March 18, 2010

One Step at a Time

I think it was when I became a mother that I realised the importance of making changes one at a time. Motherhood can seem so overwhelming. There is so much information out there, so many people who want to give you advice. Sometimes I felt completely snowed under and I didn't know how to dig myself out nor did I even feel like trying.

Some days I was thrilled to have been able to have a shower!

I eventually figured out that all of the things I was worried about - nutrition, sleep, education etc for my baby (and myself) couldn't be addressed all at once. I started being kinder to myself and congratulating myself with each new achievement no matter how small.

I feel that this is a life long necessity. I cannot make all of the changes that I want to today but I can make one, maybe even two. Or maybe today I won't change anything but I will enjoy my time with my family and then feel motivated again tomorrow to give some of that love back to the earth.


  1. Hey! I don't miss FB, but I do miss seeing what you've been up to on the other side of the world - how goes it? I suppose this should be an email and not a comment, eh?
    About motherhood - I find I constantly chant to myself, "Just slow down, slow down!" I am constantly moving them from one thing to the next and not enjoying them and what we're doing.
    And unfortunately I am still in that lucky-to-get-a-shower stage!

  2. Hi Mendy, yeah fb has its uses but I understand wanting to opt out. I love reading your blog and I'm so happy to 'see' you here. Greenbikini has had a few different uses but I am looking at morphing it into more of a diary type thing rather than the whole environmental/conspiracy theory spiel. I feel myself calming down a little more each day ;)

    I know what you mean about slowing down, it seems that I need to regularly check myself also in this area. Practice being un-busy somehow. I often feel on edge, wanting to rush through things and get to the next thing rather than enjoying now. The kids are actually really good at helping me with this, they'll say something funny and I 'll laugh and then relax. I said to the kids the other day that we should start practicing laughing yoga at home as it is a great stress release. (Not that they need it, but they can help me laugh!)

    Wishing you many showers in the future :)