Hi all! I’m so happy to be posting today on Sunny With a Chance of Sprinkles! I love reading Chelsea’s blog; she’s one of my favourites!
I’m Amy, and you can find me over at my blog Up Mommy Creek. I started it when I was pregnant because I realized I didn’t have a clue on how to be a parent. Well, our little Peanut is now almost 6 months old, and I can tell you I am still pretty much clueless! But, it sure is an adventure trying to figure it all out!
Since it’s the beginning of a brand new year, and it seems most people have resolutions on the mind, I thought I would share with you one of mine. You see, like most people I start off each new year with a bunch of resolutions to change my life for the better. This year is no exception; I want to get back into shape, start eating healthier, and really focus on our finances. Sounds great, right? But you know, every year I have these same resolutions, and every year I fail to achieve them, which makes me feel kind of lousy. So, while these are still going to be my priorities, I thought I would take a minute to share with you one of my more realistic resolutions. It may seem small, but keeping it will make sure that even if I don’t achieve my large goals, that I will have had a year I know I made the most out of.
Lately I feel like life has sped up to an amazing pace. It seems there are never enough minutes in the day to get everything done. I’m always rushing around, and I can be reached at every second through email, text message, Facebook…it’s amazing! It’s so easy to get overwhelmed and stressed!
So this year, I am resolving to make sure I give both my son and my husband my undivided attention every day. Some days it might be a few hours, others, maybe all I can manage is 30 minutes. But for that time, there will be no computers, no cell phones, no T.V. (gasp!!) And for husband-time, that means no baby! Sure, our first instinct is to crash into our pillow the second he finally goes to bed, but even a few minutes of talking or cuddling is invaluable. It’s also important to have that time for me as well, so I would like to find at least an hour a week where I take some time all to myself. Like going to a yoga class, going out for a coffee all alone, or even just going to another room to read a book.
My first instinct these days is to multi-task as much as possible to try and get it ALL done. But it is never all done. There is always something else that needs to be started lying around the corner. So instead, this year I am resolving to slow things down and to remember to spend my effort and time on those I love the most. Every day. With NO distractions. It may seem simple, but I know it’s going to be harder than it seems.
What are your goals for this year?