Wednesday, March 7, 2012
one little word: march update
As the months go by, I see that my decision to use the word "choose" as my one little word for 2012 was an inspired one.
I see myself changing. I am progressing, little by little, and it feels good.
Instead of spending time discouraging myself by thinking about all the things I should be doing,
I focus on the progress, and if I start to feel antsy,
I tell myself to start doing one more little thing right. As a result, I've gotten better at daily scripture study, less computer time, a tidier house, more playing with the kids, and a happier attitude overall.
Maybe the biggest thing I'm learning is that the Atonement isn't just for when we make a mistake. When we bring our weaknesses to the Savior, the power of the Atonement can help us move forward and reach our goals. Little by little we can change when we turn to Him for help.
Each month I plan to focus on one particular aspect and try to make good choices in that area.
In January, I planned to work on healthier eating.
And even though I only made little choices here and there, now I'm cooking at home more, Nicholas is eating a wider variety and healthier things, and I've eliminated all junk foods from my house, choosing to snack on fruits and vegetables instead. (Well, most of the time. I do have a pan of chocolate-chip banana muffins cooling right now. And last week I made cookies.)
In February, I focused on nurturing my relationship with Kent.
I've learned more about the ways that Kent receives love, we've made an effort to communicate better, and we are kinder and more forgiving.
In March, my goal is to get moving. Because of being pregnant, a record-hot Texas summer followed by a Utah winter, I've mostly been indoors for a year now. A year! I'm feeling so antsy to get outside, get moving, and get in shape.
It is supposed to be in the 60's by the end of the week here. You can bet I'll be taking the kids out for a long walk. And maybe I'll convince Nicholas to let me dance with him the next time he does "Viva las Vegas" from the Wii Just Dance.