we're nearing the end of january (already!) and by now a lot of us... but not all, are back into a routine from the hubub of christmas, new years, and general merry-making...
how are you feeling? are you calm and organized and feel in charge of your resolutions? or are you overwhelmed, and bogged down from so many new responsibilities....? maybe a little bit of both?
and it seems we need balance for e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g! and it's probably true... but if that is the case, why aren't i really good at it by now? because that would solve a lot of problems.
i myself am prone to anxiety, and would more feel overwhelmed with what's on my plate... but you know, there are more days than not when i'm feeling fairly in control.
but of course there are days when i'm barely keeping my head above water... isn't that what parenting, and life is all about though?
i've decided that there is no real routine here... nothing specifically set in stone.. until the little man heads off to school.. and that won't be for another year and a half yet... i still have lots that i have to get done in a day for sure... and i have deadlines to meet, but for now i'm totally going to enjoy the schedule (or lack thereof) we have.
and do you know what's helping me enjoy it all? believe it or not, it's me being more active. (i bet you thought i was going to get all sentimental here. ha) but i'm being for real here. i've set goals for myself, that i'll probably share with you as i achieve them... but all in all, just paying attention to what my body needs and trying just a little bit is making a difference.
and it's helping me to focus, and to deal with issues with no stress... i'm kind of loving that. wouldn't you?
today is a kind of damp day here.. and a good day for bread baking, and sauce making... my little man has a serious love affair with garlic toast, so i'm thinking spaghetti tonight.... yum. now i'm also off to cuddle the little dude, and get some knitting in. i've got deadlines to meet, so i'd better get knittin'!
thanks for letting me get this out today. sometimes just typing it out gives me the encouragement i need to keep on. and i like starting my days out with encouragement. :) how are you doing today? how do you find your balance. what works best for you? i love hearing from you! xo