Zen and the Art of Bread Making

The goal of this journey was to find a way to feel more balanced and calm amongst the chaos of being quarantined with a young family. This new normal includes both living and working all from home and when you’re doing that with two kids, it can get to be bit much! I’m finding that it isn’t always convenient or possible to find a quiet place where I can get away and I’ve recently discovered new ways to be more mindful while I’m tackling my daily to-do list.

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Meditation or Mindfulness?

So far this meditation thing hasn’t been going as I planned. Yes, I’m waking up and getting on that pillow to do what I said I would, but I’ve yet to see one single benefit.

My favorite spot

I wouldn’t say I’m the most patient student – I’m an Aries sun and Leo moon – which equals eager and impulsive. In my brain the first time I sat down, put in my earbuds, and played the guided meditation; I should’ve experienced nirvana. Instead, I left the room, went about my day, and continued to get irritated as per usual. On the second day, I even mentioned to my husband that I think I might have been yelling more than before I started this journey.

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I Need Help!

I can’t sleep. I have a lot of stress; I mean A LOT and need all the help I can get.

photo credit Quin Stevenson

Life as we know it has come to a grinding halt since the coronavirus pandemic began. I’m trying to balance working from home full-time, parenting full-time, taking on a university course, and now I’m apparently a kindergarten and grade 3 teacher too. All of this on top of my regular very long to-do list.

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