Monday, June 30, 2008
With three little boys, my days stay so busy. I am a big fan of routine. Not always consistent that's for sure, but the days go better when we are. We try to do pretty much the same thing everyday. *Eat breakfast *kids play/TV while I clean and get ready for 1 hour *play together or read *snack *laundry (the boys help) *lunch *play outside *nap/rest (my quiet time) *snack *play while I finish any cleaning *activity at table while I cook (they help me some) *dinner *clean up *bath *pick up toys *read *prayers *bed Though it doesn't always go that way, we pretty much know what to expect, which makes for pretty smooth days.
Almost everyday, I write in a journal. I will write about how I'm feeling, what we're doing as a family, goals I have, and the boys and their accomplishments.
At the end of the month I go through and write down all of our blessings that month, and WOW, how blessed we are! I've also recently started writing 5 things every few days that I'm thankful for. Anything from my family to my favorite song.
Going over your blessings and what you're thankful for is such a positive and healthy thing to do for yourself. One thing that can NEVER be bad for you!