And I thought I’d share a little something with you.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been looking at my life with a fine tooth comb. What can I do to improve the lives of my children, my husband and myself. How can I make our weekends together more interesting? How can I make sure my children are getting the most out of the time they have with us?
How can I be the best possible mother?
So I looked at what was getting me down, and I’ve made some changes.
No more frumpy clothes, unbrushed hair and unkempt appearance. How I look reflects how I feel. So I’ve updated my ‘look’ not for anyone else, not to be the ‘yummy mummy,’ and not to gain the attention of others. But so I can look in the mirror and feel good about myself. So I can feel fresh and clean and ready to face the day.
No more spending hours on the internet. Not even mobile internet.
No more hanging around the house all day, it’s time for me and my children to get out there and live. Especially now that the little one sleeps less during the day.
No more blaming others for how I feel, I chose to feel this way so I need to own it.
Get more active.
Read more to the children.
Read more myself.
I’ve also bought two sets of cards, 50 Things to do with your Toddler and 50 Things to do with your Baby 6-12 months. Let’s face it, I’m not a professional childcare worker, no one has taught me lots of activities to keep my little ones occupied. Sometimes I need some inspiration. So I pull out a card.
Better sleep is helping my mood. And DH is being a HUGE help, this morning I didn’t even hear the baby wake up, because DH quickly scooped him up and entertained him while I slept in.
Remembering to stop to smell the roses, although I like tulips better.
Because this is real life. You don’t get a second chance.
And if I spend my whole life with my head stuck in a screen or my eyes on a phone, then am I really living?