I am so ready for change this year, how about you? As part of that, I’m going to mix things up a little on the blog, and one of things I had the idea of setting myself little challenges which are part of the bigger picture on making my life different. Positive ideas and changes, that will impact my life I suppose.
I’m hoping to give a list of 5 small things I’m going to do every week or month, so as this is the first week back to blogging, here are my first 5 with a little background as to what each of these mean in the wider context.
1. Take Time for Myself
I want to do one thing that is just for me. I’m hoping to do something later this week when I have some time. Sorry to sound ambiguous as I’m not sure what yet, but I’ll let you know! Attached to this is I’m hoping to to blog less, as you know I blog full time which I want to continue to do (I need to as well) but I want to be savvier with the way I blog and more organised. Blogging is a passion of mine, and I want to get better at it I think in essence.
Whenever my house feels full, cluttered or messy so does my brain. I’ve been feeling like this for a while so I’m dedicating lots of time to go through things and try to create some space for the house to breath. I’m no hoarder by any means but a big believer in order in the face of chaos. Also hopefully this week I’ll be receiving my items for the Live Lagom project with Ikea that I wrote about before Christmas, so that should help with at least two problem areas that has been driving me nuts!
3. Leave the house 5 mins later to pick up Miss A from school.
Bare with me on this one….I’ve not been doing the school pick up for over 7/8 months, and I can really tell my fitness levels have decreased. I plan on leaving 5 minutes later, than I did before, so I really have to rush and get myself out of breath. It’s a 3 mile round trip (Miss A Scoots) and I feel so much better when I do it, and its lovely to chat to Miss A on the way home, I just hope the weather this winter doesn’t get too wet!
I’ve put this under a larger header, as the small step I’m going to take is to eat healthily for the next week. I made myself a promise and I am going to keep it, I’m absolutely determined too. At the end of that week, I’m going to do it again. It’s an experiment as to whether giving myself the short term goal each week works better for me. I’m also going to see a nutritionist tomorrow to help me look at my diet and changes I need to make, but more on that later in the week.
5. Do something fun with the girls
My girls love baking, and this weekend we are going to bake up a storm, and I promise not to try (which is an awful habit I have) and takeover and moan about all the mess!
So, that’s it from me and I’ll let you know how I get on.