I have been in a bit of a funk since we came home from a tropical vacation in January. It’s been a long, cold winter and a long, cold spring. I haven’t been feeling that great overall since the holidays (although definitely better since my Metagenics detox). I have not been getting enough exercise (which is probably why I’m not feeling that great). I honestly think my family still has not adjusted from the time change a month ago and since I have started this blog, I’m finding there are not enough hours in the day. I’m starting to get disorganized, which I HATE, I’m starting to forget things, which I HATE and I’m feeling distracted and not “present” during my days, which I REALLY hate (and it’s a bit of a job hazard when you’re a therapist).
In an attempt to “reset”, I’m going to set some goals for myself for the month of April. I’m hoping that documenting them on here will help me to actually follow through with them. I think it makes sense to do a “reset” in the spring. I’ve never been that into New Year’s resolutions. After the post-holiday crash, I’m not really looking to do new things. I’m more into staying at home under a cozy blanket while I binge watch on Netflix (which is when Olivia Pope came into my life this year).
So, here are my goals for the next month. I’m keeping it super simple with the hope that I will actually be successful.
Seems simple enough, right? I have always wanted to be one of those morning people that get up at 5:00 AM but I’m just not that person. I’m hoping though that I can get up just a little earlier to accomplish something before my family gets up. I’m also hoping to pump up the frequency of exercise with swimming/yoga/walking the dog more frequently. I’m going to try to read more and watch TV less, which will encourage me to go to bed earlier so I can hopefully get up earlier. Listening to music more frequently may seem like a strange goal, but it serves two purposes: 1) It puts me in a good mood when we’re hanging out at home, which makes me a better mom and 2) my son is really getting into “the rock and roll” as he likes to say. He told me the other day while bopping his head and playing his air guitar, “Mom, I want to be a rock teacher so people can call me when they want to learn how to rock”. Lol, the kid cracks me up. I want to expose him more to all of the classic rock/alternative rock that I love so much. He’s starting to like it, although he is also currently a hardcore Bruno Mars fan (don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with that)! Finally, I have plans to redesign and reorganize our closet. When I post pics of the before and after, you’ll see why.
So, who’s with me? Do you feel like you need a “reset” for spring? What are your goals? I’d love to hear from you!
That’s it for today. Have a great week and come back on Wednesday for a double post: Pinspired for April and for Gluten-Free Wednesdays, one of my most popular recipes ever: Black Bean Salsa.