2018 here we come

2018 has started. With the New Year there are always lots of “resolutions” and changes we want to make. I tried not to overwhelm myself (and then fail miserably) but I did have one thing that I wanted to change. I’ve really been making a valiant effort to be less “plugged in” and more “present” with my family. I have greatly reduced the amount of time I am spending and social media and I can tell it is good for my soul.
I am soooo very guilty of scrolling social media and comparing myself to EVERY ((what appears)) perfect mom. This made me feel like a failure. Plus I was getting caught up in the lives of others–and that was a little depressing for me. So, I challenged myself about a week ago to only allow myself to log onto social media once a day ((except my business page, which I reply to messages as those come in)). This has been so refreshing and I’ve told Brent so many times “I can’t believe how productive, refreshed and PRESENT I feel since doing this.” It really is good for the soul. If you have an addiction to social media I challenge you to try this. Every time I have the “urge” to log on and scroll FB or Insta I just go complete a task I have been putting off, or I will say little prayer, or go play with E. It’s definitely been a positive change I’ve made. I still catch myself wanting to log on and sometimes giving in, but for the most part I’ve been really intentional about staying off.
One of my goals (plans) for 2018 is to be more intentional with my life and time. I’ve been de-cluttering, praying, spending time with family, making plans (of all kinds), and simply living with a lot of intentionality. It’s one of those changes that I’ve really had to work on being consistent with because it’s not something that’s easy. It all takes a lot of work. After being at work all day, the last thing I want to do is vacuum and mop or put away laundry. Or even cook dinner. But I’ve been working hard on keeping up with these things because it honestly just gives me less stress when I just DO IT. Rather than being kind of lazy and not doing it.

Does anyone have any tips for a ((working mom)) to help keep the house clean? I’ve been trying to do certain things on certain days, but any other tips are welcome!!!

Here’s to 2018 <3

Picture of my little because he (and his dad) are the the reason I want to be the best I can be.

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