Time for new 3in30 goals, that is!
I’ve struggled this time around to come up with ideas. Not sure why. However, I have pushed through and decided on my three.
Say at least 3 positive things a day about my husband, TO HIM, and find ways each day to thank him for what he does for our family.
Yes, I kinda stole this from Aurie, but not really, because I asked her permission first. Of course, being the kind and generous person that she is, she said yes!
I have slipped into some pretty negative ways of talking to my husband, and that needs to change–ASAP. (I’m an Army wife, I have to throw in an acronym once in a while.)
When I tell my children to do something, only say it once!
Do you sense of pattern of bad habits revolving around my spoken words? I DO!! This conversation happened just today:
- Me: “E., come eat your sandwich, we have to leave pretty soon.”
- E: “Ok, Mom!”
- Me, 10 minutes later: “E. you’ll have to wrap your sandwich up and take it with you because we are leaving right now.”
- E: “But Mom! You didn’t tell me!”
- Me: “Yes, I did. You even responded.”
- E: “Yeah, but you didn’t say it again and again so that I would remember to do it!”
Oh.My! I have been treating my children as imbeciles who need to be told multiple times before doing something.
So, my plan is to RE-TRAIN ALL of us. I will tell them something once. I will make sure they respond so I know they have heard and understand. I will also need to tell them the consequences of not obeying. Then I will not repeat it! If they miss out, get in trouble, etc., hopefully that will teach them to do what they are told after only hearing it once. I know, I know, this is something I should have been working on since they were TWO! Why didn’t I?! (Well, I sort of know that answer. I’m a softie who gives too many chances and grace rather than punishment. There’s good and bad in that, I think.)
Get my proofreading/editing business website up and running and start promoting the business.
I have a name for my business and a domain name for the website. Now I need to write the website pages, figure out the site design that I want, and get the word out! (By the way, the name is “For Love of Words.” There’s your sneak peek.)
This might be a tough month…