. . . for Lauren and Lauren: To work on

January 19, 2015

To work on

dress: old navy    boot: justfab

I know some people aren't a big fan of resolutions, but I like them.  I like setting goals and thinking about what I want to work on.  I think it's a little more attainable for me to set goals for seasons, as circumstances change and life gets busy and crowded and goals get lost.  So for this period of time, here are some goals I want to work on: 

Make Addilyn healthier foods.  This is an area I feel like I fail pretty miserably at and I'd really like to do better.  It's hard for me because Addilyn is not a good eater and the times I've made her things that take energy and time, she just spits them out and I get frustrated.  But I know the more I offer her foods, the more likely she is to eat them. 

Drink more water.  I know this is huge in terms of health and exercise and should be easy to do. When I was teaching I was better at drinking lots of water and always carried my water bottle with me.  I bought a new, cute water bottle because that will help right? 

Stop complaining.  When Addilyn has a rough night of sleep again or is crabby, or when Chris and I get in a fight, I immediately want to text my friends.  To have some sympathy or validation in how I'm feeling.  I don't think there is anything wrong with support from your friends, and I am so thankful for close girlfriends that I can text anytime.  But I want to stop and think about things more before I immediately complain.  My life is overall really good, and I think a bad attitude can be contagious.  I want better qualities to be contagious and want to complain less.  

Do more fulfilling things with my free time.  It's easy for me to want to spend Addilyn's naptimes watching tv and sitting with my computer.  The last month or so I've been choosing to read, or work on things around my house more of the time.  When I do I feel productive, useful and happier.  It takes more energy and there are certainly times I will keep choosing tv and blogging, but I want more of an even balance.  

I'm sure in a month or two these goals may change, hopefully because I've accomplished them! 


Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What great goals! :-)

Jodi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yes on the water. I need to drink A LOT more. It is so hard! I hear ya about the complaining. I feel like my office mates and I complain way too much to each other at work and it makes for a negative atmosphere. We try to stay positive but it is so hard when work is so busy and things don't go the way you want. . . so I need to work on that one too! Good goals!!

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These are all great goals! I definitely text my sisters and friends a lot to complain. It's great to have their support and joke around about how silly our husbands act or complain about how naughty our kids are being, but I love the idea of using that time to be positive instead. Of course, we still deserve to complain every once in a while!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That outfit is perfection!! I am great at drinking water at work but then always forget when I am on my days at home. Great list of things to work on.

The Lady Okie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I've been drinking water like CRAZY lately. The downside? Peeing All. The. Time. Good land of mercy. So there's that.

Kimberly Haddock said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yes to everything you just said!! My doctor actually told me yesterday that I need to drink more water. There are days I go without drinking any at all. And of course a nice new water bottle helps! :)