This came to me the other night in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep. I was thinking about 2016 and how I could make my health a priority in 2017 and God spoke this word to me…balance.
Last year was amazing but it was very unbalanced. I was adjusting to being a new mom, taking care of an infant/toddler, working full time and running a household. It was VERY different from what I was used to and I felt like life was not balanced. This year, I want more balance in my life.
I know if I don’t take care of myself, I can’t take care of Delaney. I know she needs me to be the healthiest me I can be. I know Jason needs a healthy wife who is around for many more years to come. I know my parents are getting older and they need me to be healthy so I can help take care of them when they need me! My students need me to be healthy and have more energy so I can be the best teacher I can be. EVERYONE needs me to be healthy but most importantly, I need me to be healthy so I can live life to the fullest.
Too much of one thing is not good. In life, we must have balance. This year, while I want to be the best mom I can be, I will also have balance. If it means asking someone to watch Delaney while I work out, so be it. If it means I put her in a confined space in order to cook a healthy meal, so be it. If it means leaving Delaney with a sitter (relative) so Jason and I can have a date night, so be it. This year, I will strive to show more balance in life.
That being said…I do have a few goals in mind but you will have to wait to hear those. Can’t reveal all in ONE post!
What is your word for 2017? Make it a good one and then live by it as best you can! You never know the impact your word will have on you!