Hey, Look at That, its 2016! In which I use alot of exclamation points!!!

12 Jan

  
I absolutely LOVE new beginnings and fresh starts.

A New Year is as fresh as it gets.

Don’t get me wrong, I make and work on goals all year round.  But there is something magical to me in the new year. I feel like my potential is unlimited, and hey! look I made it through last year.  That feels like a success

I started to type out my goals to share with you, but I got so bored I’m figuring you would be bored too.  So instead, let’s just say I’m focusing on being healthy-

Spiritually Healthy , Physically Healthy, and Financially Healthy.

Also, I’m trying to be more mindful.  More present.  I am a person who loves to think and I think all the time about the past and the future.  But my brain needs to be present for my kids more.  a lot more.  I have a serious Facebook/Pintrest addiction, too.

I vow to not check Facebook or Pintrest

during the hours of 3pm-9pm this year. 

Because I should be looking at my kids instead.  Yoga is helping me a little with meditation and I’m learning about what it means to be Mindful.  I’m reading a book called

Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters!

and it’s sister

Hands Free Life: Nine Habits for overcoming Distraction, Living Better, and Loving More by Rachel Macy Stafford.*

Also, guess what?!  God is mindful!  I discovered this cool verse last week while reading with the family.

Alma 26:37  Now my brethren, we see that God is mindful of every people, whatsoever land they may be in; yea, he numbereth his people, and his bowels of mercy are over all the earth.  Now this is my joy and my great thanksgiving; yea, and I will give thanks unto my God forever.  Amen.

I was super excited that this thing that has been on my heart for awhile is in the scriptures.  Just another nudge that, hey! I really should get better at this.

As a Family we started a non-negotiable Night-time routine.  Beginning at 7:30 we flash clean the big play room and kitchen, do baths/PJs/brush teeth, lay out tomorrow’s clothes, read a chapter from the Book of Mormon, and have Family Prayer.

Routines make things happen!

Anyways, that is my Word for 2016:

Mindful!

It means I’m going to focus my efforts on being in the present moment.  Interacting with my kiddie pies and Dear Husband instead of living in the dreamy future of Pintrest projects and the random click-bait of Facebook.

I think its gonna be good.

 

*Note: These are links to Amazon, but because I live in the unbelievable state of Missouri, they are not affiliate links.  Residents of Missouri are not allowed to be affiliates because of Missouri tax laws which Amazon thinks are unfair.  Sad day for me.  I cannot be making sweet moneys on my blog with my favorite online retailer.

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