A different post form me today but I figure if I get this written down it may actually happen! Balance was my one little word for 2012 but it is not going well of late. I am feeling stressed about lots of things so from today I have set myself some goals to achieve by the end of the year...
Find a new job - the CV has been dusted off and is getting it's final tweaks (yikes!). When the company I worked for was taken over in 2010 I said I'd give it 12 months and see... well I have given it more than 24 and they have not been the greatest months of my working life so it is time to see if the grass is greener.
Book a night away - we decided we would go away once a quarter, just the two of us, but have only managed it once this year. Time to book something. I was thinking here or here...
Read some books on parenting teenagers - It has been a particular trying week with Alex. It seems she has been threatening and picking on her little brother. Not great as I now work longer hours and they are in each other's company for a while each day now. I have seen this book - has anyone any more tips on what to read? - I need to get through to her without shouting!
Scrapbook more - I'm sure we all say this but I love it as it is a stress reliever and I love to capture another memory before it disappears. I'm thinking I should set aside one evening a week but not sure if that will work. Try it and see I guess!
Finish a room - we have a couple of rooms that are half decorated for various reasons which I won't bore you with. We need to pick one and get it done!
Excercise more - I have fallen out of love with Zumba... I need to get the love back! Maybe I will try couch to 5K... maybe I will walk more... but I need to do something for the sake of my waistline!
Get some routine into the house - with my new shifts we all seem to be at sixes and sevens. I need to get organised with nutritious meals, an online shop, a check list for school (I have dropped off at least 4 times already this term with forgotten items!), chores for everyone and setting aside time for family. Again if anyone has some organisational ideas then link them up people!
I think that's enough to keep me going for now. If I achieve it all the balance will definitely be tipping in my favour and that can only make for a less stressed me and a happier house!
I am a fourty-something mum of two gorgeous children, married to a very handsome and supportive man! I work full time for a car finance company and juggle a job, family and having fun! I love experiencing all that life has to offer, scrapbooking, photography, a hectic social life and my family.