(In response to the well-being and mindfulness task)
‘Notice the little things’ is something I have always told myself and it has stood me in good stead as a Mum. I notice the little things.
Constant positivity is not what some people need but I find that, for me, noticing the little things, the small wins or the tiny moments of loveliness are what keep me (relatively) level headed.
When babies wouldn’t sleep or wanted feeding constantly or when I am alone (which I am a lot), noticing the little things reminds me of all the small moments of wonder and brilliance that I have in my life.
Yes, I may be tired. Yes, I get lonely but, those nano-joys all add up. A blue sky, a cuddle, a dance in the kitchen are what keep me going on the cloudy days.