We are exactly halfway through January 2017 and I can’t believe how quickly this month is going by. I am still trying to recuperate from the Holiday break, which to me feels like it was last weekend. Do you guys feel the same way?
For this blogpost I wanted to share with you my three resolutions for 2017. I have to admit that I’ve never really been a new years resolutions types of person. When things need correcting in my life, I make the determination to fix them as they show up. I take a spur of the moment approach. You know? Anyhow, I’ve had some big changes towards the late part of 2016 that really made me think of how I wanted to handle things moving forward.
- Learn to have a better work-life balance. My family will always be first. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job. However, there are times where it seems like 12 hours is not enough time in a work day to address all the things on my list. I find that I’ve been struggling with working normal hours and coming home to rush through the evening routine. I want to make it a point to come home and spend time with Alex and Clay, good quality time, even if it’s just thirty minutes. Work will always be there and I have to learn to detach at a reasonable time.
- Be more consistent about posting to this blog. I love my little blog and it brings me joy to publish new posts to it. However, I have periods where things are very quiet, not because I don’t have ideas or material, but because I don’t have the time. Being proactive about this project is something I definitely want to improve on. I want to have better pictures for you, try more products, and just in general write more of the things I love. On that note, if you guys have ideas/suggestions of things you want to see, please let me know. I am open to suggestions.
- Me time. Somewhere among stall the things that need to get done I need to make time for myself. It’s taken me years to realize this. Unfortunately this is something I never valued or took advantage of before having Alex. See, the thing is that Alex needs and deserves a mom that is present when she is there. If I am mentally and physically spent I am not giving him the focus and attention he deserves. Not to mention that I have a higher tendency to be more irritable and less patient if I’m exhausted. So, even if it’s just a thirty minute break and something as boring as going to get a latte from Starbucks on my own, I have to, I want to take that time.
Well, there you have it. These seem simple on the surface but they all require me to be more mindful of my time. I don’t know if these are a result of me getting older, or world events, but I have been more aware of what really matters. And regardless of how everything else in the world is going, what matters most to me, my most precious value, is my family. I want to make sure they know that, and I want to be there for them.
What are your resolutions for this year?