Yesterday evening I tried to hold really still to see if I could feel the baby move. I think I felt movement, but it wasn’t super obvious.
I laid on my back and watched my stomach. I even tried to hold my breath for a few seconds…and quiet my whole body. Be still and wait.
Maybe a brush of movement. Not the obvious jabs I know will come in a few week.
Ironically, as I paused to tune in to baby movement, I also realized it was the first time I sat still all day. The first time I slowed down, first time I focused on breathing…and first time I could hear my own voice in my head.
Things have been busy! Holidays can be vacation time for many people, but for a nutrition/health coach, this is an important time of the year to be present for my clients… and provide support and information for the people looking for it. It was a critical time of year for me 6 years ago when I decided to make lasting change, so it makes me happy to pay that forward to others.
But even though I love my job and the pace of my days with my kids, I need to do a better job of slowing down for some quiet time. My apple watch tells me to breathe and I typically dismiss it. Literally. Anyone else do that?
I need some breathing and meditation time in my day. What works best for you? If this is a regular habit or practice for you, when are you successful? I used a meditation app once…maybe it’s time to try it again. Do you need more still time in your life?