Time after the holidays is always hard for me. There is the inevitable let down after the holidays, the burnout from holiday stress, the gloomy January weather, the Austin cedar allergies that make me feel like my head is going to explode....and the pressures I put on myself to start a new year being the perfect "housewife" my family deserves.
January brings about dreams of organization bins, healthy cooking, exercise plans, a calendar(what's that?), a cleaning regimen (a week with Fly Lady makes me want to jump off a bridge), self-help books and To-Do lists that will never, ever be finished.
So, I go through all this, beating myself up for not doing any of these things and for not meeting my goals I set at the beginning of the year.
Then, I remember....
I don't have to do any of these things. I am happy and grateful for my family and my home in all its disorganizedness. More importantly, being a "housewife" is NOT me as much as I try to force it.
So, my new year's resolution is to be easier on myself and focus on what's really important. I will try baby steps (even though that concept is foreign to me) and try reverse psychology - "Don't Get Organized" says this blog. Instead, just start throwing things away. Love that!
Have a good week everyone.