How do you feel when your kids interrupt something important?
That’s a trick question, your kids ARE something important. 💕
And I know it gets real easy to forget that sometimes. 😬
Here’s one trick to help make the shift from burnt out and irritable to loving and accepting:
((Did you guess it’s Pause, Breathe, Reflect??))
It’s Pause, Breathe, Reflect. ⏸💨🤔
When you’re working on something that’s stressing you out or has a close approaching deadline, then your kids come interrupt needing something that seems unnecessary to us, press pause.
⏸ Pause for just a moment, hold back the urge to release Mean Mom.
💨 Breathe, take that deep, cleansing breath before you respond out of stress, fear or anxiety.
🤔 Reflect and think about what you’re doing and what it is your kid really needs from you. Often we feel like we can’t spare the distraction, but we usually can.
Sometimes we can’t though. And it’s just that we need to ask them not to interrupt without Mean Mom doing the dirty work.
We can respond from a place of calm and peace so our kids learn to understand that our work is important right now, but they are loved and important forever. 💕💕
How do you handle when your kids can’t seem to leave you alone to work (or rest!)??