One month into 2017, and I am already feeling calm and confident with the rate of progress and balance this month has provided. While focusing on each moment, person, situation, has not always come easy, the notion of being present in what is currently happening has helped keep me calm through a lot of otherwise hectic events. An extra busy work season, unexpected major home projects, and a mile-long to-do list before baby arrives can easily make me go crazy. Instead, I leave the house, focus on today, and get things done! One day at a time.
January in Review:
1. Read one book.
Read two! Last year I read over 65 books, so a goal of only 12 this year was a little silly to me, but once baby comes, reading time will be harder to come by. For anyone interested, Grace Not Perfection is a highly recommended read for anyone else trying to focus on being present this year.
2. Finish baby’s room.
Pictures still need to be hung on the walls, but we do now have all the furniture delivered and set up, clothes washed and folded, and gifts put away and organized.
3. Update Celebration Nutrition website.
This was going to be a big, one chunk project, that I realized is currently more doable for me with my work schedule if I break it down into baby steps. One item from my massive to-update list per week happening currently and through February, until I get it all done.
4. Have a date night out.
This did not happen, but honestly, the idea of going out is not appealing to me right now. Takeout and a date on the couch with the DVR or Netflix is all I need to be happy. Scheduling a few of these evenings in February to relax and recharge.
5. Make 3 freezer meals each week.
6. Take 1 day completely off each week.
This is harder than it sounds, but I stuck to it, and it greatly helped to make the weekdays more productive and efficient. I used Sunday as my off day, and one week when that did not happen, I was able to take a weekday off instead. Grace and flexibility!
- Read 3 parenting books.
- Connect with 2 friends.
- Do 1 thing for myself each week.
- Delete 1 item from my to-do list every morning.
- Walk 3 miles every day.
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