Monday, July 1, 2013

#Project30Days: June update and July Projects

Is it really July already?? With the combination of cool temps and tons of rain here in New York, it just doesn't feel like the dog days of summer just yet!

I am still totally immersed in my latest #project30days project which is to learn to enjoy my child. I have found out this month that the best thing I can do as a parent is to be present and always thinking with my child's mind. What would Ryan like? Wouldn't Noah find this interesting? What would make my kids laugh today? How can I surprise them with something totally unexpected? This is definitely a project that has become a habit. Maybe most parents do this all the time, but I certainly needed a brush-up course!

And onto my new projects for July.

1. I love getting up early. The hard thing about getting up early is going to bed early!! So one of my projects this month will be to be in bed no later than 9:30 and lights out no later than 9:45. My hope is this will lead to more quality time in the morning.

2. If you follow me on Facebook, you might have noticed a got a ticket on Saturday for talking on my cell phone. I admit, I'm really bad about this, and I even have a hands free device!! So, for the next 30 days I will not talk on the phone in the car without my hands free. I am also committing to no checking email, weather, or texts while I am driving.

3. The last of my projects for the next 30 days is to do every single thing I say I am going to do. This is an area I struggle with and it really bothers me. I have a tendency to say okay and then immediately know I'm not going to be able to do it the way I want to do it. This is both about being true to my word AND thinking before I say I will do things - two very difficult things.

Is anyone taking on a #project30days this month? Let us know what you are working on!!

1 comment :

  1. My July goals are up on the blog! And you are a rockstar mom. You inspired me last month to look at my relationship with my kids and I think things have improved...a lot! So thanks!
    http://ironfam.blogspot.com/2013/06/july-2013-goals.html

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