I’m going to look into limiting our device and TV time. The kids are going to hate me. I’m going to hate me. But we will acclimate.
Between the kids using devices for school and me for work we never seem to be unglued from them for very long. And having a set limit for everyone outside of work/school will be beneficial.
I truly believe that too much device time can cause lower seratonin levels, which is fine if you’re not prone to depression I suppose.
We really need to connect more to each other. I think we all feel very isolated right now and this Pandemic and lack of normalcy is dragging on and on and the holidays are coming and it’s not feeling very festive around here at all.
The fall season always starts for us with a series of birthdays. We had one and it wasn’t the fanfare it usually is. So…..I’ve got to up my game.
I can’t keep blaming circumstances. I’ve got to break out my creative juices. But it will be worse than herding cats to get them to participate willingly as long as we all still have our devices attached like a third arm.
I need to feel more connected to these beings. With my eldest turning 18 I am feeling very aware of how quickly it all goes by. The smallest still likes hanging out with me and snuggling, so I have to take advantage because the time comes all too soon when friends and other things take priority.
We definitely all have a hunger. Commonly it’s for connection, belonging, love. But there are many things to long for in this life. There are so many variables, variations, different experiences to be had.
I can’t help but be grateful; hard and stressful as life may be, I’m still happy to be here…… and that, in and of itself, is no easy feat.