Business and Children

Christina Souza Ma

CSM_business-Children.jpgSo many people ask me “How do you do it? How do you run your company with your child by your side daily?” And these are people who know that running YogaHub is not the only business I oversee, but just one of many.

My answer? I just do what it takes. Don’t I get tired? Don’t I get frustrated with him as he gets into anything and everything at this wonderful stage of his life? Don’t I sometimes feel like I need some time to myself?

Well, yes, of course. But I know that I’m no different from all the other Mothers who have more than one child to care for. I’m sure they all feel the same, as Motherhood (or Fatherhood) is a full-time job that we are blessed with for the rest of our lives. We made this choice and commitment when we chose to have children.

Even though he’s with me every day, I don’t spend every single minute with my son. That’s part of the frustration – not being able to spend as much time as I would like with my child as he is growing up so quickly. Then again, I don’t know if I would appreciate him as much if I did spend all my time with him.

And yes – oh yes, our lives do get very hectic. I guess I should be thankful that at least he’s not yet at the age where I have to drive him to his many activities. But between the meetings, conferences, and traveling, it’s a wonder that we even remember to take the time to breathe and be still.

Those are the moments I cherish most – the times we are both still.

In the past two weeks, I have changed our routine a little. Whenever he tells me he’s feeling tired, I have chosen to take him to our room. I actually lie down on the bed with him in Shavasana and I take this time to focus completely on letting everything go and clearing the mind. I am present for him when he calls to me, but I don’t respond – I don’t even move. And as he listens to my deep, long breaths, he begins to settle down.

Usually, within five to ten minutes, he is sound asleep.

With the hectic schedule I carry, I never imagined that I would choose to take this sort of time out. But I find that not only my son but I have also benefited from this immensely. When I get back to work, my focus has sharpened and my state of being is calmer, therefore enabling me to get through the rest of the day and handle anything that comes my way.

So the next time you find yourself overwhelmed and being pulled in ten different directions, take some precious time for Shavasana. I know you’ll find it incredibly beneficial and healing, just as I have. Namaste.

[tags]shavasana, deep breathing, business and children, healing[/tags]

Author: Christina Souza Ma

Christina has lived many lives – from professional Cosmetologist, L’Oreal’s Technical Commercial Director of South East Asia, Hair and Make-up designer behind the camera, to Actor and Body worker. Many years ago, Christina had a vision to create an entity that would

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