My children were sick, which I managed with okay. Then baby got sick and I still managed all right. She seemed to get worse and I realized I needed to ensure that she could sleep as much as possible. Since we co-sleep, that means Mama had to be there for her to sleep as much as possible… so I stopped walking while my husband was home. My lazy side was happy about it, but I am not my lazy side. That lazy side is just a whisper in my head and I am tired of that lazy side. Baby is getting better, but not completely well, so I’m still ‘grounded’ as it were. I am setting my intention to do better with consistently exercising this month (March) along with an intention that my children are healthy and strong and increasing in health and strength.
Even with illness among my children, and the inherent difficulty of getting away from the house while I could because baby got sick, I still continued with my meditation practice. I have chosen to focus on my Spirit first. To get it into a position of greater strength and steadiness so that my body will come into line with strength and steadiness. I’ve been focusing a great deal on my Spirit for some time, so maintaining the strength training of my spirit and steadily improving myself from the inside out is super important to me.
It can be very difficult to meditate with five children. It is really important to me, though, so I make it happen. I can, at least, do that while caring for baby (with difficulty, but can). Don’t we make it (whatever IS is) work when it’s really important to us?
My food choices were not very wise in February. I ate a lot more comfort food than I had the couple months before and I forgive myself. I’m working to focus on making better choices while constantly forgiving myself for the less than best choices. It is a constant effort and I’m working hard at it!
What challenges did you face in February? How did you deal with them? Did you stick to your plan or did life interfere? I hope you were more successful than me! I sure would love to rejoice with you. Let me know how I can!
By “taking another step” in the meme, I mean just making it through a day alive and mostly together.