Sunday, January 16, 2011

One Thing at a Time

I don't really make New Year's resolutions.  I have plenty of goals, and am always working on something, but a year just seems so long.  Its hard to decide which one thing is deserving of the whole year.  Changing our eating habits, de-cluttering my home, raising my kids... it can all be overwhelming.  If I made a list of what I want to accomplish in a year it would be pretty long.

It's much easier to work on "one thing at a time".  I put that in quotation marks because I say it to myself frequently.  "One thing at a time."  Looking back at things I've accomplished always helps my feel better too.  Just for fun, here are a few of them:

researching and getting our Berkey water filtration system
learning to grind my own flour and make fresh bread, tortillas, and more
teaching my little girl to read
living without a microwave
replacing kitchen items
trying (and loving!) new recipes: homemade ginger ale, easy root veggies, popcorn, granola bars, and more
nursing my sweet baby
and of course keeping the laundry done, children fed, and being a good wife are big accomplishments too!

I usually end up focusing on one thing for about a month.  Lately I've been working on clearing out clutter and creating space in our home.  I'll post more about that soon.

I think my newest goal is going to be getting enough sleep.  Keeper of the Home has been writing about fatigue, wellness, and sleep.  Its interesting and has me thinking.  In order to be a good mama I need my rest!  I have a few posts about sleep planned for this week... if I can stay awake long enough in the evenings to write them.  ;)

What about you?  Do you struggle with being overwhelmed at times?  Do you make New Year's resolutions?

1 comment:

  1. When I become overwhelmed I realized that I am making unrealistic expectations to achieve many things in a short amount of time. So I try to think of just a few things I want accomplish in a day on top of all my other daily things.

    I am the one who is constantly changing routines and never sticking to one. My dream is to become healthfully disciplined, organized, but fun mom. One day at a time!