Hello everyone, I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend! I woke up yesterday (and today) in such a positive mood and ready to tackle life head. I feel fabulous. I know I’m a little late because we are already 9 days into June but I wanted to write down my goals anyway. Here they are!
#1 – Workout every day and drink more water
Oh my god, I’ve written this so many times but I have not stuck to it. The reason being; I find that if I completely deprive myself of any fun food or drinks (Monsters) then I give up. That’s just how I work. So instead of dieting because I think I’m fat, I’m going into it with a better attitude. I’m going to enjoy looking after my body. Trading fizzy drinks for lemon water, cutting down my portion sizes, exercising a lot more and so far I’m enjoying it. KEEP IT UP LAURA!!!!
#2 – Have more appreciation for life
When we complain about our lives and take things for granted, good things don’t come our way. Our lives only seem worse and then we feel stuck in the same place. The beauty of life is, that we have the ability to turn it all around if we think positively and push to achieve our goals. I’m learning that I have MUCH better days if I wake up and think about all the things I’m grateful for. It could be something as simple as looking out my window and seeing how beautiful it is outside and thinking about how much I appreciate living in a nice place. I want to keep this up! My aim is to be feeling a lot happier and more positive by the end of the month. Form good habits. So far it’s working.
#3 – Write down my goals
What? Isn’t this a goals related blog post? Yes, BUT I have a lot more long term goals, as well as daily goals. Even if it’s just a feeling or a short diary entry, I want to be more organised and in tune with myself instead of just getting through each day. I think a trip to the shop to buy an organiser / diary is in order. You don’t reach your goals unless you write them down and look at them every day!
#4 – Learn to appreciate myself again
I’m not sure if it’s motherhood, growing up or just going through hard times in life but somewhere along the way, I started caring about what other people thought of me. I used to be really goofy and say whatever I wanted without feeling self-concious. I wasn’t so concerned about whether or not I uploaded the perfect pictures of myself and I didn’t care if people accepted me or not. Now I kinda do. I lost my confidence so this month (and beyond it) I’m going to start learning to appreciate myself again and slowly start building my confidence back up. All that matters is how I see myself. When someone compliments something I’ve done or my parenting skills, I accept their compliment but inside my head I start saying “But this… but that”. I want this next month to be about bettering myself and focusing on nobody but me (and the kids, duh).
#5 – Teach my son how to read properly
It’s been a bit of a process with JJ because he’s had problems with his speech, maybe due to the fact that he has a lot of issues with his ears and his hearing. He’s improving so much and on Thursday of next week he’s having surgery to put tubes in his ears and then have his Adenoid removed. I’m hoping once that happens, his hearing will improve and we will have less complications with his ears (infections etc). Fingers crossed. He’s a smart kid though. Very clever and very willing to learn. I’ve taught him super easy words to read and I read to him every day, but by the time he goes to school at the end of summer, I want to have him reading at a higher level so when he goes, he’s ahead of the class. This next month, I’m going to buckle down on that.
#6 – Learn Spanish
I wanted to learn another language. I felt like because there are so many Spanish speaking people in Florida that it would be great for me to understand it. So I downloaded the app ‘Duolingo’ and have been learning. I’ve also been having short conversations with a friend who speaks Spanish. We go back and forth between English and Spanish and it’s really helping me. I’m enjoying learning, so I’d like to keep going and see how much I can do. At the end of the month I’d like to be able to have a full conversation and understand the majority of what is being said without having to use a translator app. Better get to it.
Okay that’s it for now. Baby is asleep so I’m going to try and workout before she wakes up.
Thank you for reading!