Because I am no longer able to day drink, I’ve been working on creative ways to be present with challenging emotions that arise while I am with little one….
Things we’ve been doing that seem to work:
- Deep breathing (focus on exhalation)
Things that don’t seem to work:
- Thinking about my emotions*
- Snapping at lil Boo
*I want to note that thinking about my feelings is quite different than actually acknowledging them. I notice that I have a tendency to actually judge whatever I am feeling rather than just feel it. For me all my feelings are bad and thus should not go any further than bubbling up from the depths. I’m working on that though 🙂
Slowly but surely I learning to Mother myself as I am attempting to Mother Little Boo. I will let keep you posted as things unfold.
Take Precious Care