My mind is still racing with ideas about how different I will be in 2009, yet I am cautious about making promises I cannot keep. Can I really sign myself up for thrice weekly exercising? Probably not. I cannot even sign myself up for thrice weekly romance (or cross-training as Heather might call it), and that can be done without any special shoes.
I saw Kristen’s post about The Year of The Mom and thought some more about it. I do frequently realize I haven’t gone to the bathroom when I need to, just because the kids are around. I hereby resolve to pee in a more timely manner.
Heather and Asha suggested that smaller daily goals and smallish weekly goals are another way to look at the resolution tradition. I like this idea, too.
Although I am deeply committed to using my Blackberry and Google Calendar, today, my first work day of 2009, I walked around with a piece of paper on which I have scribbled my to-do list. A mix of family tasks (call a preschool and tell them we will not be attending), professional tasks (invoice a client), and personal tasks (get my bike serviced), I am pleased to say there is a self-care item on the list as well: Schedule massage (thanks, Mom!)
Perhaps this year, I will try to accomplish one small self-care task every day? From taking extra time in the shower to shave my legs or making sure I have a glass of water next to my desk while I work, these are the things I usually let slide. I know how much better I feel when I do them, so for this week, I will try to pay more attention. And make sure to pee whenever I need to, even when the baby is awake.
What will you do to observe the Year of The Mom?