Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Reflect on What's Important to You

I've been thinking a lot lately about what is most important to me, and what I want to focus on in my (nonexistent!) spare time that will bring me the most happiness.  It's funny to me how some things that seem kind of insignificant like packing a lunch for my daughter, actually contribute a lot to whether I feel good about myself as a mom/wife.  Here are some things I've been reflecting on this week:

I feel like a good wife & mom when:
1.     I cook a meal that my family enjoys.
2.     My house is neat and organized.
3.     I get up early and am not hurried or rushed in the morning.
4.     I play with my daughter before bed.
5.     We eat dinner together as a family and have meaningful conversations together.
6.     I walk my daughter to school.
7.     We entertain friends at our home.
8.     My family spends time in nature together.
9.     My family is affectionate with me.
10.  My family prays and worships together. 

Things I do now that are important to me:
1.     Read to my daughter every night before bed.
2.     Follow through on my responsibilities.
3.     Walk my daughter to school in the mornings.
4.     Pack healthy lunches for my daughter.
5.     Act as the memory keeper for my family.
6.     Decorate my home to make it appealing and comfortable.

Things I would feel better about myself if I did regularly:
1.     laundry!
2.     dusting, sweeping, mopping
3.     exercise
4.     sing in the choir at church
5.     entertain friends at our home
6.     get up early and be relaxed and unhurried every morning
7.     cook breakfast during the week
8.     bike and/or hike with my family
9.     play board games or have a special playtime with Flanna each evening

Now to pick a few to act on!  Wish me luck!

What about you?  What makes you feel like you're being the person you want to be?


  1. Sleep, that's what you left out. Everyday is not a perfect accomplishment, sometimes it just happens to you. You try harder than anyone I know to be the best you can in every aspect of your life. You have the patience of a saint and a heart of gold, but alas my lovely child, you are only one person. Laundry piles up, dishes do too! Allow yourself to let go of the things you cannot possibly finish each day. Then get some sleep. Much love!

  2. You're right! Getting enough sleep really does make me happier, actually! And thanks for your sweet words!