Have you ever had a period of internal struggle? Struggle to feel grounded. Struggle for rhythm. Struggle without slow or simple.
We just came off of one rough month of changes for Fiona. When the nanny’s daughter came down with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, Fiona spent 2 weeks with various caregivers as we plugged the gaps. Her birthday party was in there, then a long weekend traveling out of state to see Great-Grandma, followed by her coming down with HFMD and requiring a hodgepodge of care again. 2 doctor’s appointments, 1 dentist appointment, a switch to her new big girl bed, and waaaay too many movies (“baaa moowie” = Shaun the Sheep) later, we’re struggling to find firm footing.
So while we get back to our routine of childcare and work, long commute and homestead chores, I’m also looking for ways to simplify, slow down, and reset ourselves. These are a few of the ways we will proceed; perhaps they will help your family if you ever find yourself in need of a reset.
What about you? What are some of your go-tos when reorienting yourself after illness, vacation, or other disruptions? Share your ideas!