It’s time for another grooving post! I had wanted to do this a lot sooner, but I’ve had a bit of a bad week and not got to it. I was feeling pretty rough and didn’t want to put the negativity down in my blog as this is about finding and celebrating positivity. Now I’m feeling a lot more cheerful and with-it, here goes!
In my first post I listed four things I wanted to work on.
1. Be more sociable. I’ve completely failed on this one. If anything, I’ve been a bit less sociable than usual. In my defence I had a cold for the first half of the week and felt really pants, but I have no excuse for not going to the breastfeeding group I meant to go to this afternoon. I just chickened out.
2. Achieve more. I printed off this sheet and have decided that rather than writing myself long lists of the things I should be doing, I’ll pick the five most important tasks for that day and do them ALL. So far… I haven’t done them all. Can I use my cold as an excuse again? No? Well, I will do better this week!
3. Get back to study. I’m proud of myself on this one. Today I signed up for another module with the Open University. It’s a social science module and I’m really excited. Now I have to wait for my registration forms to come through the post so I can send them back.
4. Read and write. I’m going to do NaNoWriMo again this year. I did it for the first time in 2008 and got the first draft of a novel out of it. 2009 I only got halfway through, and last year I didn’t want to participate. This year I’m going to be back and my novel WILL BE AWESOME. I just need to think of what to write… OH is being a great source of inspiration and help at the moment. He is the reason I managed to win in ’08 (because he wouldn’t let me give up) so I’m going to cling to him for support this time around as well. Fingers crossed.
Other positive things from this week include getting my daughter to school on time, being able to get closer to and enjoy my children in a way that I just couldn’t when I was pregnant, finding a more comfortable front carry to do with my wrap and picking up the technique pretty quickly, and putting Turtle in her first back carry so I could sort the washing.
And now for Kate’s questions!
1. Breakfast Time – Do you rush breakfast? Do you eat things because the family do even though you might prefer something else? Do you skip breakfast altogether?
I’m terrible at breakfast. While I was pregnant I made an effort to eat each morning, but since then that’s sort of gone out of the window, especially now that I have the school run to do in the morning again. It’s a case of drag myself out of bed and into the shower, shove on some clothes, and make toast for my daughter, Frog, to eat on the way to the bus stop. I’m simply too tired to do anything else. Often if I do get hungry, I’ll just scoff a bit of chocolate here and there through the morning until lunch. Pretty hideous eating habits I have. This week I aim to change that.
2. Spin Doctor – Women are great at putting themselves down. This week, I want you to pretend you are your own spin doctor or public relations expert. Include in your blog post a word, a sentence, a paragraph or a whole post about what is just fabulous about you.
Okay, good things about me. I am intelligent and quick to learn. I am caring and kind. I am empathetic, and I can admit when I’m wrong (most of the time :D). It’s harder than I expected to list things without saying ‘but’ and switching to negatives, but it’s a good thing to do. I feel more confident about myself having done that little exercise. I think we should all think more often about the things that are great about ourselves.
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