And it has made me ponder the things that can cause us to feel like we are losing our rhythm. And to acknowledge that there will always be ups and downs and change in life. We get sick. We feel tired. We go on holidays. Things change. There will be weeks when we are busier than we would prefer.
I will try to remember to go back to basics. To the anchors of the day ~ our mealtimes, our morning and evening rhythms. To build back slowly from there. And to accept that our days may end up looking different to how they were before.
Because our rhythm supports us and provides consistency. But it is adaptable and flowing. It is easy to think of things as fixed when they are anything but. So we will aim to keep our rhythm simple to suit our family.
When we feel ready, we may add little things here and there to our days. A walk after our morning rhythm. Some songs and finger play following lunch. An activity we do together, like baking, crafting or gardening. With free play interspersing these other moments and providing balance to our days.
And if we are tired because of a restless night, again, we can go back to basics without guilt.