Last week just before church I sat in my usual pew beside JDaniel4 and JDaniel3 thinking about what I want to write about this week. I sat and thought about all the changes that will take place this year. (JDaniel starting kindergarten, my going back to work, etc..) Those long days of play, doing housework whenever it fit into the day, and running errands during days that may be filled with different things. Those things will still need to be done but, they may have to be scheduled a little more.
There are other things that even with long mostly free days that don't always get done. I have been terrible at doing my Bible reading and exercising. They just haven't been set as a priority. When I get a free minute, I blog or work on a project or watch t.v.
How am I going to work on having the strength to take care of others in my life?
- Time with God
- Communicating with Others (Friends, Family, and More)
- Eating Right
I need to start the morning by reading God's word and praying instead of social media. Most mornings I get up before my guys and schedule my Facebook and Twitter posts. I add my latest post to Pinterest, Google +, link ups, and several other places. I really need to start my day by connecting with God. During the last year I would try to have a devotional time right before bed and I would fall asleep.
Exercise has to become a priority. I am a forty eight year old mom of a preschooler. If my muscles are not challenged to get stronger, they will prevent me from keeping up with a boy who can now almost outrun me. I would love to say that I was going to use my gym membership more. I really need to use it. I think I will have to start by exercising at home and in our neighborhood. JDaniel has to strengthen his core for swimming. I so need to exercise along with him.
I realized when I wrote Christmas cards that the cards I was writing were the first communication that I had had with friends all year. Before I got married I had the most amazing friends that lived near by and that I saw them often. When I moved to South Carolina, I did a terrible job of keeping up with them. This year I need to be better at knowing what is going on with their lives. Talking with friends can help me feel stronger emotionally and mentally.