When I started my blog I was disciplined and determined to write every week. I kept it up for a good 2 years which for me is amazing. Then the tides changed and I didn’t write for 2 years which is also amazing.
One of my highest values is freedom and this shows up for me as going with the flow. I eat when I’m hungry, I sleep when I’m tired and I get bored with routine so naturally this is how I parent my daughter.
If I had measured myself by all the parenting books and their determination that children need consistent routines I would consider myself a massive failure. Thankfully, I have an inquiring mind so decided to dig a little deeper into the topic.
What I learned along the way is how flexible my child is when I consistently stay connected with myself and lead the way.
I consistently have to work with my emotional triggers so I don’t control my daughter’s behavior in an attempt to get rid of my discomfort.
I consistently have to show up in the present moment without dragging my past along.
I consistently have to take care of my emotional needs.
I consistently have to ask myself, “is how I am about to respond loving?”
I consistently have to listen to her natural rhythm and timing.
I consistently have to question my conditioning.
When I’m able to consistently love myself even in my inconsistency, as far as creating consistent routines, I show up in the present…where all the magic happens.