Tuesday, 29 November 2016

The brain factor

Today started well...Harry slept well, we were up and out by 10am and I remembered to put both the baby and my laptop bag in the car! Had a great meeting at work - our annual pay rise review and pay and reward strategy meeting. I'd done some research beforehand focusing on the behavioural science of reward and thoroughly enjoyed it and could have happily done hours more research. It's one of my things, you see, I love reading, researching, learning. In the last 6 years I've done an MA, a PG Cert, an NLP course, Level 5 coaching and mentoring qualification an introduction to Spanish and attended countless seminars and networking events. I guess I'm a bit of a geek. I love learning.

I love learning about Harry, what he wants, what he can do, what he'll be able to do, but I'm reading and researching cautiously. My preference at the moment is learn about my son in a more practical fashion, however, I would love to learn more about brain development and child psychology. It's on my mental list of things I might do to address the brain boredom I'm experiencing.

After a successful day in the office, setting the pay increase, chatting about things other than nappy changes and sleep times, I had a much more enjoyable evening at home with Harry. Scott is working away so it was just the two of us.

I didn't feel the need to do anything other than just be with Harry; lots of singing, cooing, balancing, reading and smiles! So many smiles! I didn't find myself wanting to do anything else than be with him. And eat four bars of chocolate from a selection box bought for a Christmas present. I blame that part on the breastfeeding though.

It seems as though using my brain for a few hours meant that I had so much more headspace to fully dedicate to Harry and not find myself wandering and needing something else.

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