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Sunday, January 18, 2009

For just one week...


Okay, I'm going to do it! A fellow blogger over at My Ice Cream Diary has started a good thing. Instead of making the often doomed-from-the-start new year's resolutions, she has resolved to do something for "Just one week" figuring that setting a small goal for just 7 days is easier to accomplish than that whole year thing. I thought it was a great idea and thought that I would jump on board...there are several things that I need to change and this seemed like a lot less pressure and a lot more do-able than resolutions. But, I was dragging my feet, not wanting to commit to anything because, as you know, I'm having a baby here in a few weeks and thought that anything I try to accomplish at this point will be quickly tossed out the window once junior arrives...so why bother. Well, I can wait no longer...there are 2 things that I just need to get something started with and it can't wait until "that perfect moment" in time, because it will never happen. So here goes.

For just one week...

1. I am going to go to bed by 10pm so that I have a half hour to read my scriptures before I turn in for the night. My spirit really needs this, it has been neglected for too long now.

2. I am not going to yell at my kids for a whole week.

These are going to be hard for me to accomplish, #2 being the most difficult by far, but I can't put these two all important things off anymore. Wish me luck and any words of advice or motivation will be gladly welcomed.
I'll report how it went next week!

PS...if you want to join me, just leave me a comment and let me know so I can root you on, too!

10 comments:

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Wow! Those are great goals, and I'm willing to bet that goal #1 will help you with goal #2.

Here is a great piece of advice someone once gave me: When you want to yell, laugh instead.

Good luck, and thanks for doing this with me.

Jessica said...

what a great idea! one week just sounds so much more manageable. i can't believe your baby will be here in a few weeks! and i love all the new pictures you have on your template. they are so cute! when did you get them taken?

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laura said...

can i steal your (friend's) idea? i like the idea of only committing for one week--much less overwhelming that way!

Becky & Joseph said...

That's a great way to do it! Good luck with those two things; I know you can do it! And good luck these last few weeks before baby comes.

Suzanne Shisley said...

Awesome idea... I'm going to try it too!

shay said...

You GO girl! I actually really like the week to week thing. Anything more can be so overwhelming! I'm excited to see how the yelling thing goes :) BTW, I can't believe your babe is about ready to make a debut!

Emily and Kyle said...

right on! I will have to try this...someday:)

Sabrina said...

Good luck! I like both your ideas but they would be very hard for me. Maybe I could work up to them...

I hope the last few weeks of your pregnancy go smooth. Are you still looking at a VBAC?

Joanne said...

I love this idea - I've been wanting to have the "no yelling" goal for awhile, but it always just seems impossible. One week seems more do-able to try.