Use my ME time more wisely. I've decided to stop trying to make the book club meetings of a Mommy club I belong to. The meetings are never at a great time (Sunday nights at 8pm) and I am not always excited about the books they pick. Frankly I'm not always excited about the attendees as well. So it's ok to not participate even though I like to read. I've also decided that I will not be renewing my membership with another club I belong to because I feel like an impostor, just using it for daycare and grown-up time, not for the content of the meetings. I have also begun seeing a chiropractor for my neck which feels appropriate to me. I'm skeptical of them but also feel stumped as to how I can start to feel better and less achy. This should, overall, improve my well-being if I'm not in pain or achy each day.
Be a better recycler. Dave and I have both improved on this front. We've begun keeping a bag for recycling upstairs rather than downstairs. At one point the recycling bin was outside, dumped in transit to the car and forgotten outside. Last year I would have just thrown the recycling into the garbage can because of ease or laziness. But instead I piled the recycling up and added it to the big can when I retrieved the indoor recycling bin.
Drink more tea. While I haven't been super about replacing the booze with tea, I have been better about treating myself to an afternoon cup of tea. I've tried at least 10 new teas, many I have discovered I don't like. I got a few sampler packs and after giving away a fruity kind since I don't like fruity tea, I had someone bring me an iced tea from Starbucks of that same tea. It was delicious and a gorgeous purple color. This discovery made me look forward to summertime. Surprisingly I haven't found a tea I really love yet, but I have found some I don't love. I've far surpassed my threshold of two new teas each
Date night in. January was a tough month to do two ABT (After Bed Time) meals but it was done. One night we gobbled in front of the tv and another night we sat and had a lovely meal while Nolan was babbling away in his crib. Nolan has had some really awful evenings so these might be used more than twice a month.
Stop keeping score.Unfortunately for Dave I am still keeping score but I am trying to not let that affect my actions or reactions to things.
Take it easier on myself. Treat myself better. THIS is what I really need to work on. I am taking it easier on what Nolan should eat and it gives me pleasure that he pushed away the macaroni and cheese from a box as well as the cheese puffs offered to him at a class we take. But I am trying to be more relaxed about that. I'm also trying to be more relaxed with me. I've been better to myself but this is a tough resolution.