Do you know my little sister Chelsea? Because you should. She is awesome. So is my other sister and my brother. But this post was inspired by the baby. She finally updated her blog today with THIS POST. Before I go on head over there and read it.
Did you read it? Pretty inspiring right? Makes you want to do better? It did me...
There are obviously differences, but I want to join her in making some changes.
Go to bed early and wake up early.
I suck at this. Being pregnant I have been going to bed early but waking up early is not my strong point. Wen I was working I had to get up early for work and I really liked the routine it gave our days. But since being back home I usually head back to bed for a while after getting K out the door for school and breakfast for everyone. This goal will tie in with the last one.
Find a hobby that will keep my hands and body busy.
I think most people are aware that I have a few good hobbies. So I will continue to nurture those.
Make and eat more healthy meals.
I have a growing family and we are on a pretty good schedule, and James is home every night for dinner which means I need to make healthy nutritious meals for my kids and husband. But during the day, I often neglect my own needs nutritionally while caring for my family. I pour the kids a bowl of cereal and cut up a banana and then don't eat breakfast myself. So I need to do better there.
Involve The Lord every day in every way.
I have to say... I married a pretty incredible man in this respect. He makes sure we have daily family prayer, reminds me about our prayers together even when I have almost fallen asleep, and leads us in reading scriptures as a family daily. Honestly, he is the driving force behind all these activities. I like to think if he didn't that I would but hopefully I won't ever have to find out. I have always felt myself to be a very spiritual person. Before I had kids I was probably more outwardly so. I feel like certain things have fallen by the wayside.
I remember as a young woman I would get up early for seminary (let's be honest... My mom got me up). But as I would trudge down the stairs at that horrible hour of the morning my incredible mother would almost always be at the table studying her scriptures. I don't think that my children can say they have ever found me in such a position. I need to be the example to them that my mother was to me.. So in conjunction with getting up earlier every day I'm going to bust out those scriptures every weekday morning. (I gotta sleep in on Saturdays!)
Chels is going to give it thirty days... I'm going to do the same. I'm sure we can all improve in at least one area. Anyone else in? Em... We gonna make it a sista goal?