Every year, I decide on a New Year’s Resolution (or 10) and every year, most if not all are forgotten or set aside by the end of the month. This year I’m going to go about things a little differently. Rather than setting goals for the entire year, then trying to remember them (I can admit it, I have complete and lasting mama brain), I’m gonna make Monthly Resolutions. They say if you consistently do something for 20 days, it becomes a habit. So this year, we’re gonna put that to the test.
By nature I am an unorganized person. You couldn’t tell if you walked into my day job, but my home is generally unorganized chaos. Unorganized chaos + 1 toddler + 1 husband + new blog does not make for a sane mama. This brings me to January’s Resolution: Consistently Schedule and then Follow Through. Actually that’s two resolutions, but they go hands in hand – you can schedule all you want but if you don’t follow through, it ain’t gonna happen!
Right now my days usually just happen. By that, I mean I try to wake up a little early for some me time but sometimes that doesn’t happen, so I’m usually scrambling to get the morning chores done before I have to wake up Little Miss and get her ready for the day. As my day’s are right now, I have very little time to work on my blog; the best time is before everyone else wakes up but if I’m feeling lazy and sleep a little later, I lose out on valuable time. There is definitely room for improvement in my current “schedule” Thanks to my mom, that is about to change! One of the gifts she sent me for Christmas was a planner which I’ve already put to use for this blog. I am a very visual person so if I have something to look at everyday and check off then I’m more likely to stick with and follow through on whatever I’m doing. I’m also gonna try breaking my days down a little more than, wake up – go work – go home. Here’s a sample of what I’ll be scheduling my days to look like:
5:30-7 a.m. – Me time
7-7:30 a.m. – Prep for the day, make lunches, do the morning chores
7:30-8:30 a.m. – Wake up Little Miss, eat breakfast, brush teeth, start-up the truck
8:30-9 a.m. – Drive time
9-5 – Work (1 hour lunch, playtime w Little Miss)
5-5:30 p.m. – Drive (if I have to go to the store drive time gets pushed back to 6-6:30)
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Dinner
7:30-8 p.m. – Bath and bed prep
8:30 or 9 p.m. – Time to relax with the hubby, take a shower and hit the hay.
What do you think about Monthly Resolutions rather than Yearly Resolutions?