I am still trying to get myself together in terms of balancing staying home full time with my baby, writing, and working as a writing tutor. I struggle with feeling like I didn’t accomplish what I intended to at the end of each day. Partially, I set my goals so high, that there is no way I can possibly do everything in the 24 hours we are all given. I have decided to take a good look at my schedule and what I want to do with my day, and focus on the most important things. Heather gave me the idea to set some goals for October, and then revisit them at the end of the month to see how I did.
I have given up on the idea that I will complete a formal workout everyday. My baby is a really bad sleeper, and there are many, many days when I need to take a nap in order to survive, and that takes precedence over working out. Now I have decided to focus on doing something everyday- whether it is a nap time yoga flow, a run with the jogging stroller, or even just a nice long walk outside, something is better than nothing, and that is what I will focus on for October.
Eat more veggies
I have been horrible lately about eating vegetables. I usually eat some fruit during the day, but no veggies until dinnertime. My goal is to eat some vegetables with lunch everyday.
Settle in to our new home
We are renovating a house and hopefully it will be done in October. I’ll be doing a full post soon. I just want to move in and start getting settled in, without getting stressed out. The thought of unpacking a whole house full of things with a crazy 8 month old baby seems quite daunting!
This is an ongoing, unattainable goal. I have been better lately about taking a nap when I am sleep deprived. In the past I would just try to power through the day and drink extra coffee, but when I am super tired, I am unproductive, I get sick, and I am crabby, so sleep is a priority. Once we are settled in to our new home, I am going to do some form of sleep training, but in the meantime, napping is my saving grace!
Wash my face each night
Kind of tied into the no sleeping thing- once bedtime rolls around I’m pooped and the thought of washing my face seems too exhausting. I am trying really hard to change this bad habit. It only takes a few minutes and my wrinkles will thank me later 😉
Do lots of fall activities
Fall is my favorite time of year, and I plan on taking full advantage of the month of October to go a pumpkin farm, go on a hayride, and eat apple cider donuts!