I don’t know about any of you, but I always feel like the last week or two of January are a little tough for me. I go into the year feeling so motivated and excited. Like I could take over the world. And after a week or two, I feel like I can barely take over our huge mound of laundry, let alone the world. Anyone else relate? It can just feel tough to stay motivated and excited – especially when it’s freezing and it feels like it’s midnight at 5:30.
So what’s a girl to do…
Just take it one day at a time. Keep the big picture in mind, and focus on one thing each day to help me get closer to my goals. Just one thing. That I can do.
One of my bigger goals this year is to BE HAPPIER (I’m pretty sure one we could all use a little of that). To find more happiness and joy in all of this. In the process. To not expect perfection, or things to feel “completed” and “done”, to feel good – but to just enjoy some of the “in-between” a little more.
So I’m making more time to be happy, right in the mess, with the kids, with JP, my friends. Just making a little more space for joy and fun and happiness, and it feels really good.
I’m trying not to take myself so seriously. Holding onto my phone or computer a little less, and picking Frankie up a little more. Making time to meet up with friends even when my schedule feels jam-packed. And you know what? It helps.