Sunday Reflections

Sunday Reflections: Are You Distracted and Distant or Making Your Home a Haven?

My Sunday Reflections series is about sharing ideas, thoughts and insights on self-care, relationships, chronic illnesses, growing older, self-improvement, inspiration, or anything else that I feel is useful information and might be of benefit to someone.

I hesitated about sharing this post for over a week, but I finally decided it was a great message that needed to be shared. I can relate to both Courtney the original writer and to Sarah’s post, the blogger I follow. Sarah’s thoughts really struck home with me and Courtney has some great suggestions!

In this day and age, I think we all go through some periods of distractions at one time or another. Maybe even on a daily basis. Especially at this time of year, with all of the holiday decorating and gatherings, and our minds wandering off in a hundred different directions.

We need to hold near and dear, those that we love and share our homes.

Take the time to be “in the moment” with your loved ones. Take the time to enjoy the holidays yourself. Your time and attention are priceless gifts that don’t cost anything.

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Are You Distracted and Distant or Making Your Home a Haven?

From Sarah :
This post was written 9 years ago. The first year Courtney and Women Living Well/Good Morning Girls did Making Your Home A Haven. I was with them then. The title asks us a really great question.

Are we distracted and distant or are we really making our home a haven?

I’d have to admit, I am definitely distracted and distant much of the time.
I always try to get off the computer when Danny walks through the room. I stop and wait. I look at him. Yet, I don’t always talk. I am so use to Danny not wanting to talk that I have slowly stopped asking him to much of the time. Then, when he finally does talk, I am not always full present. It’s been my way of coping.

Shutting down though is never good.
We all may need a slight break. A bit of quiet in our day.
I have been too quiet. It beats sounding bitter.
I know this has an effect on how it feels when Danny comes home . . .

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Thank you for reading,



8 thoughts on “Sunday Reflections: Are You Distracted and Distant or Making Your Home a Haven?

  1. All good information I remember always being there for my kids when they came to me to talk, no matter what I was doing. I thought it was horrible to be told to go away, or be ignored, which had happened with my mother. So that part was good, but jeez, it is different now in this digital age. I see my daughter, with her two children, constantly on the phone. Normally she’s pretty present for them, but I often hear, “wait a minute, I have to finish this email.” So different.

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  2. This is so true. There is so much pressure now days it seems to be it all and then it is the family that suffers. Everyone is always so wrapped up in those screens. We prepare our own meals and while we eat together as a family I always ask everyone how their days were. Sometimes I get just one word. which is okay. I know I drive my kids crazy when I push for more info. I like conversations. I am no where near perfect, but I try to do what I can and the home has always been my place of peace so I try to keep that tradition going. Great post, all of them. Thank you to you all.

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