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Today is Today

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

When I woke up this morning I felt like it would be a good day. I woke up before the alarm clock went off and cuddled up to my husband. He was not in such a good mood and so I got up and went into the living room to do yoga and meditate a little before the rest of the family got up. My meditation focus today was on making good choices and not stressing myself out. I have a bad habit of not taking things one step at a time and trying to solve every problem I've ever had or will have in one day and I wind up overwhelming myself. As I was deep in meditation my husband came into the living room and started discussing my 15 year old stepson who is causing us quite a bit of pain and suffering right now. He told his dad last night that he did not have school today (he does not go to the regular high school. He was asked not to return last year, he is now in an alternative program) and his dad did not check with the school and was now regretting his decision. I told my husband to call the school and check with them because I thought my stepson was lying. It turns out I was correct, my stepson was of course, lying as usual. Today is not going as planned to say the least and so I'm hoping that by writing about it and keeping myself occupied today, I can keep myself on an even keel and not have some sort of binge or rash action. If you have ever felt like life is overwhelming and you just can't think straight, take a moment and listen to your breathing. You can do this anywhere and it will help you to slow down and really think about what is really going on and not what your mind blows it up to be. I have the alarm set on my phone at different times every day and when the alarm goes off it tells me to calm down and breathe. It's a nice reminder for those days when I feel like I'm on the edge of a cliff. Hope someone will read this and relate. emoticon

  
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WINTERHARTT 5/16/2012 5:20PM

    Being a parent is the hardest job that anyone can ever have but it is the most rewarding. Even when they are not on good behavior! I have two children of my own and can completely relate. My son is now 20, still living at home and going to college and still manages to give me plenty of grey hair. My daughter is 15 and I simply don't remember school being this full of drama?!

I have recently started up with Chinese Medicine...It is absolutely amazing! I do exercises for health called Qigong every morning (record it as Tia chi...Qigong isn't listed!) I also work on meditating and sending my Qi throughout my body. It has made a world of difference in my perspective amongst stormy times and my stress levels have dropped drastically. Amazing what meditation can do! I have set reminders on my computer to ask if I'm breathing right (abdomen breathing) and find that I'm not!

Hang in there!
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SAPUTO 5/16/2012 1:44PM

  Dear Cliff Dweller..we will survive this day too.All kids are born with a contract to "pull stuff" as often as possible. It is a wonder any kids live to be twenty. Then when they grow up they will look at you and say something like "Why are you so old and burnt out?" Could be that we age to fast guiding teens through life. Remember to tell him how much you love him. We can keep the human race going one teen, one deep breath and one prayer at a time. Keep your sunny side up. Remember that taking care of you is the priority today.

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