I chose not to make any New Year’s resolutions because I never kept them. Instead, I chose to make realistic intentions. This year I am going to be intentional about my consistency and my time management.
‘Winging it’ is no longer going to work for me if I wish to build a tribe and help other women navigate child loss. If I didn’t have other responsibilities, sure, I could probably get away with it, but that’s not my reality.
Fridays, when I have my guaranteed day off from work, I am spending majority of my morning playing with Silas. In fact, this past weekend, he only took one nap, so we had a lot of play time.
My time management will improve by planning out what items I am going to work on each day. I recently purchased a white board to write down the agenda for the day. Which is basically, what items are we going to get done around the house. This allows me to communicate more effectively with my husband about what I need help with, and it makes us more of a team. It’s also a nice reminder for both of us because we are more forgetful now that we have Silas. I feel like I still have pregnancy brain.
Another thing that I did differently, is I participated in a group fast last week. Turning the tv off for a week has been life changing for me. I didn’t realize how much time I was wasting by watching netflix or reality shows. I feel more engaged in my home life and its more peaceful to just have silence. Silas and I also spend a lot more time in his room playing with all the toys he got for Christmas.
2019, was actually a big year for me. I had Silas, had to navigate this whole parenting thing, and my husband and I purchased our first home. This year, I hope for it to be another big year in terms of success. I hope to grow closer to God because I feel as though there is always improvement in that area.
Most importantly, being an eye glass wearer, I am expecting some great deals on eye wear. There better be so ’20/20′ deals this year.