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As I'm adjusting to my new mom role, I've been thinking about how many of my days seem repetitive and to run together and how if I'm not intentional with my time I end a day or a week feeling not quite as satisfied and happy as I know I could be. I decided it would beneficial for me to have some sort of goals for the days and weeks. While they aren't big things, I know that if I put out a little more energy I think it will make a big difference for me.
Make adult contact besides my husband, sister or mom. Even if it's through a text. Having some kind of adult conversation makes me feel like a real person. (Not that my mom, sister or Chris are not real people but since I talk to them daily I think I should reach out a little passed just my family.)
Get out of the house most days of the week. While I have always been a home body, staying home with a baby all day makes the day seem really long. Even if it's a run to Target, a short walk or going in the car to drive through dunkin donuts. Getting out of the house makes me happy.
Initiate hanging out with friends. Sometimes I feel like I'm always asking certain friends to do things. For a week or two I decided I was going to wait for people to ask me to do something. Well they didn't. And I was not happy. As a matter of fact I had a little pity party for myself. What I need to remind myself is people aren't good initiators and I just need to suck it up because I'm a lot happier when I do things with others.
Pick up Addilyn's toys every night before I go to bed. I actually am still in a phase where I love putting away her clothes and her toys. The newness of having a baby and cute little things to put away hasn't worn off yet, but I know that it will at some point soon. However I know when I walk out to the living room in the early morning and it is at least picked up, I have a better attitude about starting the day.
Drink more water. I did a really good job at this when I was pregnant and even at the beginning when Addilyn was really little. (Which was probably more because Chris was continually filling up my water bottle). I know it's good for me, especially with nursing and I need to drink more!
Work out three times a week. This sadly may be a stretch for me once the weather is too bad to go on walks outside. I am not quite sure yet how I'm going to work in doing workout videos or running on the treadmill, but I really want and think I need to. I used to work out everyday before getting pregnant and I really miss it.
I should probably add shower everyday and blow dry my hair since it always makes me feel better about myself, but if I'm being real I am well aware that will definitely not happen. I could also write a goal about meal planning and fixing dinners but again, I'm trying to be realistic here. Maybe in a few months.