CALM . . .

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I have been reading a lot about being calm lately.  Do you ever think about whether or not you are calm?  There is so much discussion about modeling behaviors for your children to learn, understand and embrace.  Well, I have been thinking a lot about the act of simply being calm.  Learning that behavior for myself and modeling for our children.

Thankfully I am super organized, so our family kinda flows like a wave.  Getting things done and getting places we need to go is fairly easy.  It can get hectic, but if I stay calm the kids all stay calm.  It's amazing in the mornings I can get four kiddos out the door without a hiccup.

Now if you know me, you know being calm is NOT my nature, not my character, not my energy level.  So you must wonder why does being calm interest me?  Because I think life has gotten crazy, with schedules, phones, achievements (for ourselves and our children) and it seems so easy to get caught up and hit the ground each morning at 90 mph.  And at 90 mph our hearts are racing, our feet are racing, our minds are racing etc.  This is the way the world is going and there is no stopping it, but I think we can slow our minds down with a sense of calm and keep our bodies cranking at 90 mph.  And I think the ticket to this is calmness.  And I think their is a lot more enjoyment in life with a sense of calmness.  I think you slow down and smell the roses while racing the kids to school, racing to work, doing the laundry, cooking dinner etc.  I think if you are calm you hear more, feel more and can ironically achieve more.

Here is my attempt at achieving calmness, I pause.  If I have three kids screaming and one asking for help on their homework, I could easily scream at all of them.  But . . . I pause, think about who needed help first, get calm and then respond.  So this sense of calm is not suppose to slow me down, because I don't have time for that.  Our life is busy and getting busier!  But this sense of calmness that I am seeking is very rewarding, a very good feeling inside and I think very, very important.  I operate better with a sense of calmness inside.  I respond with a smile to my husband our children to life.

So try this today.  When you find yourself in a stressful situation or one in which you don't know the answer to instantly . . . . PAUSE . . . GET CALM . . . THEN RESPOND.  You will be shocked, happy and so proud of how you handled the situation.  And since today is the first day of school for many of our children this is a GREAT day to start practicing!


This is my first post to FB.  I finally joined this morning.  I want to start posting my blog to FB.  Please check out my blog and click the button at the bottom to start following.  I post Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  I write about ORGANIZING YOUR LIFE.