New Year, Time For Assessments
It’s January and it’s time to put everything back in place. I know we do this every year, and most of the time everything is out of sink before the end of the first school term, but if I don’t do this, I don’t have a focus point and I need a focus point.
After what I would call the worst nine months of my life when it comes to health I am happy to say that I think we found the problem and I am on my way to a good recovery. I have direction as to what to do and where things went so south.
Health is a funny thing, we don’t appreciate it as much as we should until you realise it’s something you could loose and have absolute no control over. Especially if you are use to being fit and healthy, I took my health for granted. Not because I was ungrateful, more because I didn’t realise the true value in it.
I will get into more detail about this when it is all sorted, but for now I am on a good path and I can already feel the difference. Now it’s about pushing through and making sure I sort the core of the problem.
Balance in life is a difficult one. Balance also means different things for everyone but comes down to the same thing in the end. Keeping the balls in the air while enjoying every moment of it.
I have times where I nail this and then months will go by where there is no balance in my life. If there is no balance in my life, it means no balance in our family life and that just doesn’t work for me.
Question is “how to keep the balance and not loose rhythm?” I think it lies in our organisational skills and planning ahead. Before kids I was brilliant at this but the more kids I had, the more it felt like I was living in chaos. Now I like to call it my organised chaos.
If I feel organised and have some sort of plan I feel like I have balance. It makes me feel secure and eventually leads to tackling a day, month or term with confidence. So balance is very important to me, its the one thing that keeps me going and on track. Balance between schedules, balance in my marriage, balance between the kids, balance in how we spend our time. I need balance and this year I am going to try my best to hold onto this one thing.
I went on a eight week detox in January 2018 and I can honestly say I have never felt better in my life. I think the most important thing I learnt was that we can feel good if we eat right.
Food is there to fuel us and logically if we fuel our bodies right, we can feel great. This year I want to focus on getting it right. Not just for myself but for my whole family. It’s important to me that we fall into the right habits when it comes to what we put into our bodies. We are not even close, but this is definitely one of my main focus points for 2019.
Create Your Own Life
I have reached a point in my life where I am tired of waiting for things to happen. I believe God opens and closes doors, but I want to go look for those open doors. I want to create our best life. I want to live a life where I know it was my best life possible. I want to have comfort in knowing I grabbed every day with both hands.
I want to appreciate every given moment in my life and at the same time know every day we are closer to an even better tomorrow.
I know and realise life isn’t perfect. I also know we face mountains to learn lessons and grow in Christ but even in those moments I want to find my joy. I want to walk around with peace regardless of all the different wars I face every day.
I want to create my best life so that I can give that to my children through example. I want them to experience true joy and know that all things are possible through Christ who gives us the strength every day.
This is where I am going to place my focus this year. These are the things on my vision board and these are the things I want to nail in 2019.
I just pray in moments where I feel discouraged that I will not allow it to steal time from me and us as a family. We get so easily distracted and then loose focus.
What’s on your vision board this year?
I pray that we all find direction through Christ so that we know its the right path. I am going to use wisdom, prayer and determination to get through this one.