I make a lot of excuses for things I don’t want/like to do. I can be pretty lazy about certain things, but I have found three things I will change. I need to change them because they are very important to my health and my baby’s health.
1. I WILL DRINK MORE WATER.
I have never been great at drinking a good amount of water. I either drink milk or I sometimes just don’t drink anything. As a pregnant or nursing mom, it is so important to drink a lot of water. While nursing, I need to make sure I stay hydrated. I am awful at this.
My mom tells me so often to drink a glass of water each time I sit to nurse the baby. My baby eats so often, you’d think I’d be great at being hydrated. I don’t drink water when I nurse, though, so I know I’m not where I should be with the water drinking. I will change this.
2. I WILL SPEAK SOFTLY IN THE HOUSE…unless it’s an emergency.
Seriously, I yell so much. And then when the kids yell, I yell at them for yelling. ?!? That’s so backwards! I have read several blogs/articles lately about speaking softly in the home. I envy those moms that speak in soft voices and their kids listen immediately. I wish I had started that when I had my first child. Now, I know it’ll be so much more work because I didn’t. 😦
3. I WILL PRAY FOR MY HUSBAND MORE OFTEN.
I have been doing better with this, but I want it to be so much more instinctively rather than an after-thought. I am reading the book The Power of a Praying Wife. It is so convicting for me about how I speak to, treat, and pray for my husband. How can I expect him to be a certain way if I’m not acting as I should?
That’s all for now. 🙂 These things have just been on my mind, so I thought I’d share. They’re not New Years resolutions or anything, just things I want to change about myself.
Did you make any resolutions for this year? Are you sticking with them?