Sometimes it takes me a few weeks into the new year to really figure out what I need to change/accomplish. I love the start of a new year because it is such a clean slate!
There are a few things I am working on.
Here we go:
Do something hard every day. I have been writing these things down each day. One day I made my bed before we got in it to sleep even though I really, really wanted to just lay down on the bedspread that was on top of the mattress waiting for the sheets to get dry.
One day I took the kids skiing and did that one last run with Jenna. I couldn't walk up the stairs without wincing for three days but I am going again this Friday!
One day I loaded the dishwasher. Even though it was 9 o'clock which is in my 'I am off duty after dinner' time. Who's kidding who though. Mom's are never off dinner. But I have had a habit of ignoring those few dishes left in the sink way too often.
So my hard things aren't really that hard. But for me they are a huge accomplishment and 'by small and simple things are great things ' accomplished. Right?!
Do something with the laundry every day. Socks count. Five minutes counts. Organizing one drawer of clothes counts. I think part of my laundry problem (BIG problem) is that I always think I have to do ALL of the laundry if I start. The clothing situation is getting better. A little bit at a time. And the kids are helping. Once we get things a bit more organized then they can all do their own. But that's a whole other goal in and of itself!
Do something with the bills/mail/finances each day. Again this is going along with my aversion to anything uncomfortable. I hate facing finances so I put it off which only makes is worse. It's not so bad in little 5 minute intervals. I don't have to plan our entire retirement and funding of the three missionaries that we will have in about two seconds every time I sit down.
Kiss Rustin every day. Sometimes we forget to kiss. And man, that boy of mine is one heck of a kisser! What more can I say... :)