I have Easter resolutions-
1. Meditate daily, if only for a minute.
2. Do something that brings me joy each day.
3. Think amazing, beautiful thoughts and affirm positive thoughts throughout the day.
4. Six days out of seven, eat a pure, non-processed, healthy, nutritious and delicious food.
5. Be more kind and treat my favourite persons how I would treat Matt Damon.
Being the best version of yourself when you are a parent, especially a new one, could be made easier if you had a chef, cleaner, nanny and personal shopper. Heck, even if you aren’t a parent, had you such help I’m sure you’d be Mellow . I have none of the above (yet!) so my lovely Mr. B gets to be the recipient of heavy sighs, ego driven rants and my least favourite trait, nagging. I often wonder how such a wonderful gift of new life can make you feel so much unhappiness as well as true and utter joy. When I get into one of my ‘moods’, I have to pause (which doesn’t happen a lot) and recall what Eckhart Tolle says about unhappiness:
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
So it’s not really about the messy house and Mr B. not hoovering when I ask him to. It’s the attached thought “He is not hoovering when I ask him to, therefore he does not acknowledge my need for help, therefore he does not respect me, therefore he does not love me” and so on… which is utter nonsense, because I know he respects me, cares for me, loves me and so much more. It’s just in that instant of oh-my-friggin-lord, that all logic and sense fall prey to ego. Conclusion: Calm down over Easter, enjoy each moment with the family, and don’t polish the gawdammed sink!
Happy Easter, lovely people!