We are what, half way into January and I am just now finding time to sit down and type out this post. When I think of 2019 and what I want it to look like, I envision myself being more organized, spreading positivity, being more present and checking myself before I loose my patience.
If you talked to Seth, he would echo my first goal and push me to be more organized. We joked last night that he always knows my answer for when he asks me where something is. “it should be over there” I like to use the word should a lot because then it doesn’t make me fully responsible for saying that it is indeed in the spot I think it might be. Now I’m not trying to go all Marie Kondo over here, but I would like to take some pages from her book and apply it. I’ll begin with baby steps and start making homes for random items like that remote that “should” be over there.
Who doesn’t want to be around a positive person? I think positivity is so contagious and if I can be the reason someone feels positive about their day ahead then I’ll be happy too. It really sets the tone for the day and mood for the family. Maybe the saying happy wife happy life is right? It takes way more energy to be negative and pessimistic than it does to be positive. Starting each day with a gratitude and an attitude that anything can be accomplished really helps! It is so easy to fall into a rut of woe is me. I am not saying there will be no bad days over here, bad days happen! It’s asking yourself how you can improve for tomorrow and learning from the moments that made that day not so good.
Being present. I want to listen intently and fully engage myself into what is happening at the moment, rather than thinking about what is going on around me. It is so easy to hear your phone go off and think you need to check it immediately or be worried about those emails that need checked. It can all wait, because I guarantee what will matter in the future is the conversations, the meaningful conversation you are having with your husband or friend and that smile you get from your toddlers when they say “hey, mommy look” even if it is them jumping off the couch.
Patience, being a mommy of a two-year-old and soon to be four-year-old patience can be tested daily. I am not one to yell or scream nor do I ever want to become that type of mommy. So, I will continue to pray for the patience that I have so little of currently and hope that it only grows! I think a good reminder for myself, is they are only 2 and 4. Get down on their level talk to them and a few deep breaths should help balance me out. The saying goes patience is a virtue so… here goes nothing.
2019, let’s do this thing!