January is my favorite month. I love the new beginnings and new hope it offers. My New Year’s resolution this year was to take better care of myself and practice a more balanced lifestyle. As a wife and mom of three, I often put other people’s needs ahead of my own. I recently discovered that I never had a physical in 2013. How did that happen? You can bet my kids had all their check ups and appointments. But somehow mine got forgotten. I am happy to say that I just made an appointment to have a psysical done at the end of the month. Look out world, I’m getting back on track!
It is clear to me that in order to take care of myself, some changes need to be made. There are two areas where I would like to achieve more balance in my life – Work and Health. It would be tempting to make a big overhaul in each of these areas and institute lots of changes. But I find trying to make too many big changes can be overwhelming. So I am starting small by making simple changes that I will be able to stick with.
My husband jokes that I am an Internet entrepreneur. That makes me sound like some kind of media mogul – which I am NOT. What I am, is a mom trying to produce a blog and maintain all the social media networks that go along with it. I am a mom trying to bring some much needed income to our family. This leads to me working a crazy number of hours per week. I am a workaholic no doubt, and I love what I do so it is easy to get lost in it. This however, has left me feeling tired and grumpy because I feel like I never have time to do anything for me, like a hobby or interest. I have started making a schedule of hours when I will work and scheduling in some “me time” as well. This small change is allowing me to maintain my sanity. I am hoping I can keep it up!
The biggest way I have been neglecting myself is when it comes to my health. I have been so busy taking care of the kids, the house, and working that I have ignored what my body needs. As I result I have gotten out of shape.
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