Go slow practice practice practice

A week or so ago, my friend Ayeh and I were talking about the challenge that is life with small kids. It felt so good to have a someone else (and someone else so smart) articulate some of the reasons it can feel so hard. But there’s something she said that stuck with me even more. She said, “…When we slow things down, we have the ability to prioritize our goals.”

Yes. Yes. Yes yes yes. Slowing down, something that challenges (such as parenting but not *only* parenting) can make us do, helps us to practice listening to that quiet truth within ourselves. They can provide a beautiful opportunity to practice prioritizing our goals.

Go slow practice practice practice

Published by Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a writer with a master's degree in psychology. Her helpful, science-backed journalism and essays about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood have appeared in The New York Times, WIRED, Romper, Elemental, and elsewhere. You can find the latest from Emily at www.emilypgerickson.com.

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