Reclaiming our rhythm



We are slowly reclaiming our rhythm since bub arrived.

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.

So I am shifting my thinking.


Instead of feeling like we have lost our rhythm, I will try to think about our rhythm changing to accommodate and reflect our new or temporary reality.

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.

Warmly, Kelly

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9 Comments

  • Reply Bekka Joy January 19, 2015 at 6:15 am

    We need to find our rhythm again too! I feel like we’re about at that point with baby brother in a much better rhythm himself. We’ll all be able to find our groove now I think! 🙂

  • Reply Sara @ Happiness is here January 19, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Exactly how I feel 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous January 20, 2015 at 5:07 am

    Great reflection, thanks for sharing! Gives me something to ponder when preparing for our new arrival & to remember after bub arrives ��
    Rhonda

  • Reply Jayne Marti January 22, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Rhythm can often be so elusive. It can disappear so easily with changes. Great post on how to keep it to basics. Hope bub is settling in well.

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  • Reply Through the Garden July 10, 2015 at 3:57 am

    I always struggle with finding the right rhythm, this was fantastic to read! Thank you!!!

  • Reply Kate Lloyd September 6, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Beautiful.

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