Mini-Meditations- little children


That is the definition of life with small children. It hardly seems possible that you can get time for yourself. One idea that comes to mind are Mini-Meditations.

Identify 4 super repetitive times in your day- like when you’re changing a diaper, waiting at a stoplight, folding clothes, stirring soup, waiting in a drive-thru lane… and dedicate that time to some positive affirmation for yourself.

At the Stoplight: I’m doing OK right now. I’ve got what it takes to take care of my children. I’m stable and safe. I proceed with caution because I’m moving with others.
Folding Clothes: Now is the moment. It’s all I’ve got. I’ve folded these shirts before, and I’ll do it again.

etc. etc., can you add some other suggestions?


Every now and then I go down the rabbit hole. When I do I close my eyes take five deep breaths and count backwards from five. 5 4 3 2 1… And then I think of a completely new thought. Something that I love to do (which is being involved with my horses), and I sit quietly and picture myself spending time and having fun enjoying something that I love to do. I don’t know why but the deep breathing and counting backwards from 5 just seems to give my mind a reset. Actually, I think I learned about this technique on a TED talk that I watched on YouTube.


I"m going to give it a try. Thanks, @Zealand6868. That’s helpful to me.
@PeerGroup3, @PeerGroup4, @PeerGroup5, @PeerGroup6

Can you suggest other mini-mediations to help each other claim some calm?

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