Just Breathe by Aditi Loveridge

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Aditi is a Doula and a life coach (read her bio below) and writes a monthly column for Flopsy Life. You can read her previous posts hereherehere and here.


Just... Breathe.

It had been a hard day. I had back to back coaching calls and I was busy in my office trying to meet a deadline. Working from home is always a balancing act but this day was particularly difficult. I had zero time in between "tasks". I fed my daughter breakfast, then went into a coaching call. Fed her lunch, then went into another coaching call. Then I was on the computer for the remaining hour of the afternoon. I was feeling overwhelmed. I wholeheartedly love my job and I feel beyond blessed that I get to be home with my daughter. But on this day in particular, I struggled to find balance. I was so busy moving from one thing to the next, that I wasn't IN anything.  I remember thinking, "wow, I barely have time to breathe".

And then, something happened. As I was typing on the computer my daughter was busy doing something behind me. "Mom, look" I heard from behind. But I was in the middle of typing a sentence and didn't turn around.

"Mom, look!" Her voice growing more impatient.

I just need to finish this stream of thoughts or I would lose it... So I didn't turn around.

"MOM, LOOK!"

This time, I turned around.

My almost 4 year old daughter was standing there, holding a piece of paper on which she had written: "AIR". Did she know that the letters she wrote spelled AIR? Probably not. But did I receive the deeply divine message?

Absolutely.

I took a deep breath in, shut down the computer and for the rest of the day, I was IN my life. Not just going through it.

That day was a powerful one. It reminded me of what it truly means to live. Life isn't about moving from one thing to the next. It's about being IN each moment. Yes, I have responsibilities that require my attention. But I can also focus my attention more deliberately; more mindfully. Since that day I have chosen to be more mindful in how I move through my day.

Do I always succeed? No.

But I do make sure I make a conscious decision to at least just...

BREATHE.


Aditi specializes in supporting women and families who have experienced previous pregnancy and/or infant loss. Her coaching sessions are designed to support you through every step of your journey from initial loss coaching, conception coaching, through to pregnancy and postpartum support.

**If you are struggling to find balance in your life, book a one on one coaching call with Aditi today here.