Slowing down in a fast paced world

I’ve got to learn to slow down. Everyday I rush my children from one activity to another. Its not that they have a lot of activities. Its just homework and music lessons and following us around in doing errands but this does take up a lot of time. So I rush them.

“Hurry up! Eat Faster! Wear your shoes faster! Do your homework quickly!. Hurry up and do your work! Don’t waste time! Do you know that you still have lots of work you haven’t done yet. Hurry up!” etc. I even rush them to sleep. “No! Its time to sleep. Not time to play!” Brush your teeth quickly, then change into your pyjamas quickly and jumb to bed NOW! Its late!” and I interrupt them in mid sentence or I try to finish their sentences for them because I have no patience to listen to them beating around the bush to tell me something.

They do tend to beat around the bush. “Mummy, are you listening to me? Mummy, I am not sure ok. I tell you this but I am not sure. I am not sure ok? Today at school teacher said……… Mummy! I am not sure ok but I think teacher said………” and I would stand there impatiently, my head thinking about the 101 things on my to do list and what we need to do next and how this beating around the bush is delaying us in our tight daily schedule. Its absolutely crazy.

So this post is to remind myself to slow down. Slow down and hug the kids more, listen to them patiently and spend more time playing with them. Love them more and constantly show and remind them about how much they are loved.

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8 thoughts on “Slowing down in a fast paced world

  1. oh gosh! i’m so afraid when THAT will happen to ME. coz now, i only have ethan and for me, 24 hours is a long long time. when i do have another, or two or three others, i’ll surely go thru what u r going thru now, n for sure, i’ll go bonkers!

    I’m in bonkersville right now.

  2. hahah… kids will be kids.

    I always have to tell them to do something like 5 times before they REALLy have to do it. I become so naggy. Then I get it back from them, “Okay, OKAY.”

    I guess it’s like choosing between being a naggy mom or a whip-cracking mom, huh?
    Kids just don’t know how hard moms have to work to give them a good day.

    Sometimes they get both a naggy mom AND a whip-cracking mom tho…
    (Hah. wait till they have their own kids)

  3. hahaha….I also sometimes catch myself thinking that I am becoming just like my mum!

    I know where you are coming from…I also know what you mean by having to slow down….I think it is the perfectionist in us, or maybe the want to get everything done so that I can rest my MIND…finally!

    All the best in the change in mindset and in slowing down…..

    I need to do so too.

    I do feel a lot of stress these days so I do need to slow down….

  4. Me too..Always rushing for things…Kesian my girl. Altho she is still small, but I guess she must be thinking why mommy always rush her to take bath, wear shoes and etc..

    We rush nevermind, but I am always rushing my kids. Really very kesian them.

  5. haha.. remind me of my mum…. she likes everything fast and perfect… but most of her kids are very slow… including me… i eat very slow, i take a bath very slow, i am a slow and easy person.. I take my time to feed my girl, take my time to wait for her wearing her own dress, socks and shoes, and take my time to watch her doing things by “herself”, although sometimes i do getting very impatient..

    i am not too sure i can be this slow when my girl start kindie next year… haha

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