Happy March! I am kissing this bipolar weather goodbye (I hope) and welcoming Spring! I am so excited for this month because (1.) tomorrow is my daddy’s birthday and (2.) we are going on our first road trip as a family of five! I am so ready to go to Florida and see our family and the beach, of course! I can’t hardly stand it! So, I have a lot of things on my to-do and bucket lists for this month.
Here we go:
Purge the junk and excess. – Moving taught me two things. I hate moving, and we have way too much stuff. Funny enough, we have acquired a lot more stuff since moving. Thanks, Christmas and blogging. I have stuff coming out of my ears and don’t even know what to do with it all. So, I started going through the boy’s room this week and I am going room-to-room, purging. It feels so good…until I get to my closet. Then it hurts a little.
Read a new book – I am currently reading The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty and it is so good! I have so many books on my reading list that I have got to get after it. I’m hoping to get a lot of reading time in the car on our road trip.
Set a workout routine and stick to it. – Guys. Spring break is in 2 to 3 weeks. I still have 10 lbs. to lose. It probably won’t get done in two weeks because I’m not good at starving myself. I like food way too much. However, I am determined to be my best self. We recently bought an elliptical machine so I can work out easier during the day. We don’t have a triple stroller, so running has been dependent on my husband watching at least one kid for me to go do it. It hasn’t been working. Since buying the elliptical, I have not missed a day! Once you figure out what works, stick to it!
Clean up the blog – This obviously only applies to you if you are a blogger, but most of my readers are. I am determined to clean up my blog and maybe change some things up a bit. I’m not sure if it will all happen this month, but it is definitely in the plans for this season.
Lessen your load – take a long hard look at your planner. I know you have it close by. It’s always there. Looming. Pick it up and go over your schedule. Pick one thing and cross it off. People are way too busy these days.
Take a day off of social media – this is going to be extremely difficult for me. Social media is fun AND it’s my job, so it will definitely be tough, but everyone needs a break from it all. It is so good for you to step away. I know I always feel better.
Go on a date with your husband – If you have kids, you know how hard this is to accomplish. I don’t think Ryan and I have been on a date since I had Weston where we were totally kid-free. I am determined to make it happen this month, even if it is for just one hour.
Eat healthy – Like I said, Spring. Break.
Prepare for Easter, now. – I was at Target the other day and their dollar spot has the cutest Easter decor and gifts that would be great for the kid’s Easter baskets. Now is a great time to start putting back some things for them and go ahead and decorate your home before it sneaks up on us. You know it will.
Be encouraging – I have set a personal goal this year to be more encouraging to others. When we had a difficult time last year, the biggest reason I didn’t completely lose myself was through encouragement of my friends and family and a lot of grace. I’ve decided to encourage others a lot more through compliments, prayer and acts of service. I am a very selfish person by nature and acts of service does not come naturally to me, but it is my husband’s love language and so I am constantly trying to work on this area.
Spend more time outdoors. – About three weeks ago when the weather started really warming up, we began spending a lot of family time outside. We bought Hamp a baseball bat and ball and chalk and we have been spending every day out there playing and laughing. We have made so many fun memories and Hampton is finally hitting the ball. That kid is a natural athlete. It blows my mind how great he is at every sport he tries. He definitely gets that from his daddy. #dancer
I hope you all have a fantastic March! What is on your list this month?