Sunday, January 8, 2012

Selfish Mindfulness

Is there such a term? Because when I think about my resolutions for 2012 that's what comes to mind. If you are wondering, they are:
  • Better meal planning.
  • More effort into doing things for me.

They both benefit me, so there's the selfish part, but they both benefit the family in the global sense, so that's some mindfulness. Maybe.

Honestly, the first is really important because if I don't get things going late afternoon, the adults don't eat until 9pm instead of shortly after Little One goes to bed, which stinks when a good bedtime for us is around 10:30 or earlier. And the second is important because I need to remember to take care of myself so I can continue to take care of everyone else.

Doing things for me seems much more manageable as a goal than saying I want to exercise X times per Y ... or anything else.

Top on my list? Arranging an appointment with the best brow people in town for my first ever brow shaping. I figure since it's one of the first things I notice and don't like about myself in pictures and has been for a while, it's time to do something about it!

Also in my list is getting in shape for our island vacation in April. Those cellulite pockets left over from Little One (and thanks to age) aren't going to disappear on their own!


  1. Hey, I think earlier meal times are a win for everyone :)

  2. Sounds like a good plan!
    The brows - I did that years ago, even though I had no need for it. It takes a lot of maintenance, a LOT. Pay attention what they are doing to you, otherwise you'll spend a fortune having it done.
    Cellulite - best of luck! It's a bitch that never goes away, but at least you can make it less obvious.