What to you do to stay present and find joy, in spite of life craziness? The holidays are my FAVE! The hectic + crazy part, not so much. Christmas has really snuck up on me this year and I haven't been on NEAR enough "look at the lights while drinking cocoa in pjs" drives! Today, after finally noticing the MANY gentle nudges being sent my way through friends, random posts, kindness from neighbors and quiet whispered reminders...I am doing it. I'm determined to enjoy more fully, my days and moments, even with all of the heart happy holiday hecticness! 😉🙈 It's been around for a while, but I love the Hygge mindset - to bring joy, by making an effort to slow down and be present, in order to create points of connection. Not to create the most epic day ever, but to create small pocket size moments to really connect with yourself, family, and those around you. 💞
An experience today reminded me just how powerful this mindset can be. It was one of "those" moments, the kiddos were stir crazy and getting on each others nerves, arguing, just making the biggest mess and the chaos was mounting! After trying and failing to be heard and bring things under control, a random impulse struck and instead of trying to be heard over them, I moved in close, sat down on the floor next to them, and began to whisper...it took a minute for the them to notice, but they eventually stopped and looked at me, trying to hear & understand what I was saying. Probably also trying to figure out what the heck I was doing! 😂 But the chaotic moment, gradually turned into a quiet, calm one. Hallelujah! ✨🙌🏼 I imagine this won't always work, every situation is different, but today it did! All 3 of us were huddled together on the floor, leaning in close, listening & whispering quietly for a few magical moments! ✨💓 Those quiet, whisper filled minutes of connection, turned frowns into smiles and completely altered the mood & vibe of the rest of play time.
This moment showed me that quiet can cut through the chaos and that sometimes -- a whisper is louder. ✨ Slowing down, even briefly, can connect us & ground us in the moments that make up our lives. ❤️ So share! What do you do to stay present & connected? 💞