There are just 14 weeks left until the end of 2013…. FOURTEEN WEEKS! That’s just over a quarter of the year left to go and only 13 weeks until Christmas (you can thank me later for that reminder).
Rather than waiting for the new year to make resolutions, I’ve decided to make a few promises to myself – starting now.
- Stop and enjoy the moment. Whether it be playing with the boys, reading stories or just having a quiet coffee whilst they are both asleep, rather than thinking about what I need to do next, or worrying about the mess being made/what we should be doing instead I am going to just STOP and enjoy as I will never have this time back.
- Having time to myself regularly is non negotiable. Since I have an abundance of babysitters whilst we are visiting, it has made me realise even just getting out by myself for 45 minutes to go for a walk in the mornings makes me happier and more relaxed, which in turn makes me a better Mum. A quick catch up with a friend for an hour without the boys reminds me that I can have a conversation which doesn’t revolve around the kids.
- Make the most of everyday. We have been lucky enough to have some gorgeous weather the past few days. Instead of sitting around, I’ve been making an effort to get out and about, whether it be down to the park for a play or a day trip. We are having new experiences and creating new memories
- Take more photos of myself with the boys. Each week I vow to have one photo of myself with either both or one of the boys.
What are you going to do to see out 2013 on a high?