A lesson on mindfulness
I have a three-year-old (that should explain a lot of things).
She loves Cocomelon. She has this supernatural ability (to endure the most annoying cartoons) where she will watch all five seasons and then turn around and watch it from the beginning (I only know “Wheels On The Bus” is the first episode of the first season because I’ve heard it more than 20 times. (I’m sure it’s 100 by now).
In the midst of watching Cocomelon, she misplaced my phone. You would think I would have learned my lesson the first time. I think the second time is the charm. It’s been nearly a week and still no sign of it.
Lesson learned: I’m taking this time to reconnect with myself and not be subject to the notifications that call out to me like Pavlov’s dog. I realize that I have better things to do, like creating more content for you to read and enjoy.
Bonus lesson: My 3-year-old is learning how to connect with her 2-year-old sister. They spend a good amount of time playing and shortly thereafter getting into arguments about who had whichever object first from back scratchers to makeup sponges). Thankfully, she can spend a good amount of time drawing with her older sister too.
Bonus Bonus Lesson: I’m learning to be in the present with my toddlers. There are no little distractions like a phone to get in between spending time with them.
When you disconnect from your phone, what do you become more aware of in your life?
Hope you were able to learn something from this article. Please let me know what you found of interest, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for reading and I hope you’ll follow me, so you can hear other lessons I’ve learned while living on this planet with all y’all. We are more connected than we realize!
I’m Desiree, I’m living the life I preach. It’s a pleasure to meet you.