I'm writing this from my sick bed. For New Year's Eve last night, I went to bed at 6:30. That's a new record for me. But my friend Amy took my kids today so that I could rest, and I just took the most wonderful nap. I feel like that nap changed the course of this sickness, and now I might actually get better. May I remember this the next time I know of a mom who is sick--watch her kids, let her sleep, and she may actually get better!
My mom leaves on her mission tomorrow. I'm excited for her, proud of her and missing her so much already. I talk to my mom a lot. She's a great source of comfort for me. Did I mention where she's serving? The London Temple. Does it get any better than that? I really don't think it does.
I just wanted to write a couple of resolutions quickly and then go back to sleep. My record with resolutions isn't amazing, but a friend pointed out to me that I kept my resolution to blog every week last year. I didn't blog exactly every week, but I had over 52 entries, so I'm counting it. Knowing that I did that gave me a boost of self confidence that I can reach my goals.
I have a ton of things I want to work on but this is the biggie. It's something I've wanted to do for years but I've put on the back burner because of pregnancies and newborns.
One of my favorite books of all time is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. My BIG goal is to re-read it and implement it. There is a LOT to implement, but my first two sub-goals I want to work on are from the first two habits.
Habit No. 1: Be Proactive. My goal to help with being proactive this month is to shut off the tv and either get something done that needs to get done or to go to bed early, read a book, or another type of truly beneficial rest besides watching tv or looking at stuff on my phone. I'm as pious as they come in condemning TV. But underneath all that, I've developed a terrible TV habit. I think I speak out against it because I know how challenging it is for ME. So it feels like I'm making progress when I speak against it.
(This is all probably really revealing how nutty I am.)
So no TV this month. We will continue to have Family Movie Night on Fridays, and I will participate. I think that's great.
Habit No. 2: Begin With the End in Mind. I'm going to work on my personal mission statement. I don't know if I will ever share it here. We'll see.