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One Day at a Time

It is easy to start the year with a lot of aMbiTion (especially when you make your mile-long year “to-do’s” while being snuggled on your couch in your pajamas).  You may have found that you woke up this week excited to start the year, but 2 hours later thought, “Ugh!  How am I ever going to accOmpLish this stuff? I can’t do all of this!”

Some of my live-it list goals include doing a better job picking up after myself & spending more snuggle time with my husband in the evenings.  By noon yesterday, I was quickly reMinDed that every day would present its own curve balls, causing these goals to be more difficult to achieve.  I know there will be evenings that Doug is gone for work or days that the kids need before I finish picking up, BUT chipping away at it will be better than waiting to try again next January.

Just like anything in life, we need to take one day at a time and do the best with what each day offers.  I will still try to iMproVe in these areas, but if the day doesn’t turn out how I had hoped, there is no reason to give up for good.

If you are already feeling overwhelmed at accomplishing the goals on your list, take a step back and make reaListic expectations for yourself.  All of your goals may not happen by the end of 2012, but you will accomplish more (and feel better too!) versus having done nothing at all.

Good luck!


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