2020 has been full of changes, challenges, and joyful moments.
After a week is already gone of 2021, there are some thoughts that I am having. It is not a new year resolution but, more so, I want to change my actions and thoughts continuing out the rest of this year and, to be honest, even after that.
➟ I want to keep my hands busy but my mind slower. I am constantly trying each day to see how much of my to-do list I can knock off of it. I want to move less but do more crafting, more baking, more cooking, things to keep my hands busy but force my mind to slowww down. These are things I enjoy and make my heart so full and happy, but are always put on the back burner due to all of my other titles. I am choosing to make times for these things in 2021.
➟ I want to be more present with my children. I want to not rush cleaning up when the kids start to make a mess from sensory play or such. I want to enjoy reading books with Skylin and playing hide-and-seek with Zell. I want to dive deeper into implementing Montessori methods, as it is near and dear to my heart. I want to slow down and fully give my children these tools that God has given me.
➟I want to focus on the positive and less on the negative. There are so many times I catch myself being upset over things that I cannot control. Such as the kids are not listening, me getting little sleep, the kids not napping, etc. I want to focus on the positive and live life a little less loosely. I want to go with the flow because nothing in life is perfect, but it does matter our attitude and response towards it.
➟Lastly, I want to be more in the community with others. With all the craziness of the world, I have been drawn away from others. I want to be more involved in our community and show our children what it means to be in the community.
It is hard to slow down when you have a million things to do. I get it, life calls us in every direction and there is no time to slow down. I do know that God did not put us on this Earth so that we could rush through life with all of our duties but not enjoy the aspects of life that He has uniquely given us that we enjoy doing.
I challenge you. Even if you take an hour out of each week, slow down, and do something that you actually enjoy. Do something that makes you happy because you chose to do it. See how your mood will start to shift and see how you view life.
Comment below and share if these words of encouragement find you throughout the year!