Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Try, Try Again

Sooo, I didn't end up making the midnight bedtime. And I'm behind again tonight. Quite tired, actually. So I should be making more of an effort here! I think I crashed so hard last night that I don't even remember Jared waking me up (as we agreed upon for our Bible reading...the one that didn't happen this morning.) I was zonked! Not sure of the actual definition of *zonked* but I think it means super tired or out of I'm using it as such. Just to be clear. ;)

BUT...I'm going to try again!! I am hereby leaving computer work unattended for tonight. I hate this, but it's a start to accomplishing my goals of better physical & spiritual health. Gotta start somewhere, which means gotta let go of something. For now.

I'm reminded of this great e-book on called "Maximize Your Mornings" (which I am obviously no expert on...but feel this strong need & desire to get onboard. I've started it a few times but get sidetracked so quickly!) Anyway, good stuff. I know that to reach those goals I mentioned, I reeeally need to start my day off with God, setting myself & my kiddos up for encouragement and for Spirit-work. Hey, gotta preach it to myself!

And so I say goodnight. {and this is me hoping to have better results with morning wake-up.}

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year, New Me: Little Things can have Big Rewards!

Yeah, it's been a long time since I wrote. But...starting fresh this year. I know, I know, typical New Year's resolution stuff. Usually just end up with disillusioned & disappointed. But this time, I'm starting small. Thinking small {but SMART!} It's just that I have this tendency to dream sUpEr BIG and get totally overwhelmed & then get mad at myself for not being able to keep the dream alive once I wake up, you know, back in the reality of kids & a husband & a house & jobs & everything that they bring.

So I'm dreaming small now. Little things with long-term payoff... Like better physical & spiritual health. Thus, my first two resolutions:

1) One small task is going to bed at a decent hour.
I'm starting with midnight-ish. So I better get moving! Next week, I'll aim for 11-ish.

The earlier bedtime goal is required to meet another small goal.
2) I can rise & shine with hubby at 5:30 a.m. for Bible time together.
This is something we haven't done in a looong time. I've wanted to, but neither of us made it a priority. Ready for this step in the right direction! Wish me luck...and stick-to-it-iveness!

And that's all for now. More tomorrow :)