April Resolutions

It's nearly the end of the month, and I realized I haven't shared any details about what I did in April for my Happiness Project Goals. I actually had to reconfigure the whole happiness project system, because I started to realize that five compounding resolutions per month was a bit much for me, especially while pregnant and (in the near future) dealing with a newborn/infant. I decided to go back through my previous months and look at what was working and what wasn't, and narrow each category down to three items instead of five. I'm still keeping the other resolutions in mind, but I'm not driving myself crazy over the fact that I'm continually failing at them.

April was a month I decided to take for myself. I had originally planned May as my "me" month, but I decided to switch things around because my energy level has been so low. Plus there's not a whole lot of "me" time available when caring for a newborn, so I might as well get some in while I still can.

1. Shower Daily
  • I know, gross, right? Why on earth does this need to be a resolution? Well, it just does. One of my biggest problems since becoming a mother is not getting in as many showers as I should, and certainly not daily. But seriously, showering is such an indulgence for me it feels downright selfish to do more than every other day. I haven't showered every single day this month, but I came pretty close. And I even made up for it for it by showering twice a few days. It's been pretty magical.
2. Enjoy Food
  • I enjoy food. Always. But recently, I've been making a conscious effort to really appreciate  the meals I get to eat without a wailing baby on one hip. Rob and I have been out to more dinners in the past month than we have since our pre-wedding days. I've been indulging in fresh (and sometimes overpriced) fruit and buying special treats for myself without feeling guilty. I'm also currently making my way through an over-sized box of Lucky Charms that I have to hide from Lucas.
3. Rediscover Passions
  • My brain seems like it's in a constant fog nowadays, so I majorly rely on my lists and planner to make it through the day in one piece. Sometimes, though, I forget that the things that aren't on my list are the most important things in my day. So this month I've been trying to carve out time for things I love, like going to San Rafael Park with Lucas, or reading an actual book. Recently I've also gotten back into photography and finally learned how to use my camera that I've had for a year and a half. Some days I even forgo the lists or make them super simple things like make the bed, water the plants, etc. and focus on doing those things I love.