Saturday, January 1, 2011
Time for Change
While I am not usually the News Years Resolution maker, I figure why wait until New Years what you can change today, I am needing a jump start on my goals, so here I am, nearing the stroke of midnight, kids in bed and hubby working hard at the hospital, sitting at the computer spilling my goals to the blog world. There are many things I would like to work on, but as I have found in the past, too many goals plus too much to work on equals a big heap of overwhelming feelings and nothing gets accomplished. So as 2011 nears, I will pick 4 simple straight forward things I would like to work on in the new year. I know some of these things are not goals but more of changing a way of thinking, but sometimes that's all one needs to make a difference.
1. Worry Less. Not that I know I would be able to cut this all out at once, but I will repeat this to myself every morning, that I... "Be granted to serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference". I don't want to waste time and energy worrying about the things that can't change, but to accept them,deal with them and move on.
2. Patience. I want to have more patience in dealing with my children. Not that I am not patient, I have learned a ton of patience since having kids, but since having the third I tend to get a bit more frustrated, because things get more challenging much much faster. Rather reacting quickly when I feel the frustration setting in, I'd like to take a deep breath, take a couple seconds to think about the situation and then deal with it.
3.Organization. I'd love to be more organized in 3 categories, closets, coupons and daily schedules. My closets are a mess, my coupons scattered and often I am late or forgetting daily schedules. For the coupons, I found a great site on how to organize them, in a booklet, for the daily schedule, I started putting them in my phone and using a dry erase board calendar in the kitchen helps with scheduling appointments and looking ahead. And as far as the closets go, let's just say, one at a time, working from the downstairs up.
4. Lose 18lbs, before swimsuit season. That baby weight from the third baby is like a stubborn pig. And with teething and my 2 other kids. Finding the time can at times be challenging, but I really need to stop the hand to mouth disease, eat healthier and set a goal of working out one hour a day 5 times a week. I can do this. Right? I want to feel comfortable with my body again and rock a swimsuit like I used to. I refuse to be a victim to the baby weight. Pre- baby weight goal will be reached by beach season.
5. BLOG! And I'm getting back to blogging. I love writing and I love connecting and I got so busy with the kids, I wasn't making time for blogging. So, here I am getting back to what I love, but no pressure, to have the post in by 7am and have it be something super perfect. But take 30 minutes during the day, when I get the chance and write, write from the heart and what I feel, but no pressure. So I am participating in 2011 Blog Dare on Bloggy Moms to help me get inspire and motivated! Nothing wrong with a little push and a great group of women to push on with!
Every story has an ending. But in life every ending is a new beginning, let's take advantage of this new beginning.
What are your goals for the New Years? Did you write a New Years Resolution post you'd love to share? Take some time and link it up. Let's get inspired.