It's been forever & a day since I last blogged. And to be perfectly honest, I'd decided that one of my goals for 2017 was to be more consistent with it once again, along with more scrapbooking. Both are therapeutic & feed my soul in a way that only Zumba equals in comparison.
Although thank goodness for Zumba, because scrapbooking is a totally sedentary activity & I would bust out of my pants if all I did was sit around with paper & glue all day.
So anyway, with my good intentions for the start of the year, I had even started typing up a post recapping my 2016... with everything that happened with my job, all the places I was fortunate enough to travel to, etc.
But there the half-typed post sits, unfinished. And let's don't even mention that not one one scrapbook page has even been started.
I did, however, just buy a new scrapbooking collection kit titled "She Blooms" because I was like.... "Are you kitten me right meow? Perfection!"
And then Bryn shot the wind right out of my sails & said, "Face it, Mom. You're not going to do any scrapbooking & you know it."
And NOW I have to prove her wrong.
But anyway, just like with exercise & goals for better health... I say start where you are, not where you want to be. And today I read something in the Daily Motivator email that I thought was worth sharing.
The person you become, the life you live, the results you get are a direct result of the way you spend your time. How do you intend to spend your time today?
Every person alive will have the same number of hours in this day. Yet the value obtained in those hours will vary remarkably.
You have time, and with it, opportunity. Decide right now to put it to its highest use.
As you travel through the day, remind yourself that each moment makes a difference. The way you live it determines what that difference will be.
You know that the difference between speeding forward and standing still is made in each moment. As the moments arrive, keep reminding yourself of their opportunity.
A little extra effort, each time you get the chance, leads to a lot of extra richness in your life. The day has arrived, and you know what to do.
So there you have it.
How are you spending your time so far this year?
Have you already fallen back into old comfort zones & habits?
Are you keeping up with new goals?
Are you doing things that feed your soul?
Are you allowing people or situations to deplete you in mind & body?
Are you waiting for the right time to get started?
Are you allowing the weather to make choices for you?
Are you "shining" in your best light possible?
I hope this year is full of amazing things for you. I hope you remember that whether you're a mom, you work outside the house, you're a student, or retired... we all have the same number of hours in each day. Simply taking 30 minutes out of 24 hours for yourself, is not selfish. We all have much more to give, when we start with our own self-care.
Like the old saying goes... if mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.
So shine on, beautiful girls, shine on... ♥