I choose to disconnect

I was going to write a post this week about the genuine joys of aging, inspired by my last aquazumba class which was attended by some fabulously slim and energetic 18 year olds. I also intended to write my weekly Listmania post today. However, prompted by an article called How to Miss a Childhood, I am cutting down on my online time. Please have a read of the article if you have a mo, and let me know what you think. Judging by the feedback over at The Mindful Mum on Facebook and in my local mothers group online, as well as the comments on the post, a lot of mums, myself included, have found it pretty emotive.

I’m taking a break from blogging for a while. One thing I will really miss is being part of 52 Weeks of Grateful. Remembering to be grateful and making a conscious decision to start from a standpoint of gratitude rather than of dissatisfaction or desire when contemplating my life is one of the greatest lessons I have learned in this blogging journey. I am going to buy a very pretty notebook and turn it into an old-fashioned Gratitude Journal.

I will continue to be Mindful to the best of my ability. I may even finally get around to reading my dusty copy of Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World !

Life as the full-time stay at home mum of two little girls is just too busy for me to keep trying to stretch myself in so many directions, and reading that article has made me question my use of social media in general. While my use of my phone is nowhere near as extreme as that described described in the article, my social media time does warrant some analysis, and yesterday I pledged to only use Facebook when they’re both sleeping. By this afternoon in the back of my mind I’m thinking, there are other things I’d like to do with that down time than Facebook and blog. I love to read, why not just get the chores out of the way and read novels every single day, whenever I get a chance? I want to cook more and I’m always thinking I don’t have time. I want to learn more about Buddhism, but I never seem to have time to read Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children. But really, I can make time for whatever I choose.

I choose to disconnect. For a while at least.

Thank you for visiting The Mindful Mum :)

 

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6 responses

  1. Natural New Age Mum | Reply

    We will miss you, but I totally understand. Facebook wasn’t around when my two were little! There is plenty of time later when they are at school. Enjoy your beautiful girls. xx

  2. Will miss your lovely writing Pam. See you when you get back x

    1. Aw thanks Lisa. I’ll see you over at yours now and then, you’re in my inbox x

  3. thenaughtynaturopathmum | Reply

    Wow Pam, very inspiring. Just got to start to know your lovely way of putting things too…I applaud what you are doing. I will be questioning my position as a fellow blogger a lot after today. Your post was an eerie cherry on top of a day where the universe was screaming at me to stop. I’m not quite there, but I’m thinking….thanks for inspiring us, it was short but sweet xx enjoy your mumma time xx

    1. Thank you for kind words, lovely! I wish you well as you figure out what is best for you to do XX

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