My Quest to be Groovy

Monday, 6 January 2014

My Quest to be Groovy

I have never really been described as Groovy, but thanks to Kate on Thin Ice I'm going to give it a go! Last year I struggled a lot with my desire to be a perfect wife, mother and housekeeper. I failed miserably on all accounts as it's bloody hard looking after 3 young boys with a husband that works away much more than I would like. Being groovy is all about getting back to being who you want to be. The only way I can do it is in small steps. I have a massive list of things that I need to do. Last year did teach me a few things though. Firstly I need to exercise to help reduce my stress levels. Secondly I enjoy making things so I should do more of this. I really enjoyed making Santa sacks for the boys out of some off cuts and the boys old clothing.

Santa sack using old sleepsuits

Thirdly I would like a tidier house, and this can be done - it just won't happen overnight.
So in my quest to be groovy again, I will set myself some small targets this week. I will go to the gym 3 times this week (1 down 2 to go!)
I will declutter 2 bags of "stuff."
I will start making the pirate pin board for middle man's room.
I will go on a rare date with my husband and enjoy it being the two of us. Well that's a lie it is his work's party, but it will be us without the boys and we will have a taxi ride home to chat.

If you want to be groovy too - head over to Kate's blog.


celebratingmums said...

Thanks so much for joining in. It is all about those little steps and over time they add up in the most magical way. I am on the decluttering quest too and feeling so much better for it. I am making a chart of daily jobs for the family tomorrow so it does not fall quite so heavily just on me. You are clever with the making things. I bet people would buy such things from you - just a thought. Enjoy the date night! @kateonthinice

Sarah @apartyofseven said...

looking forward to seeing the groovy you at BML x

Lauren James said...

This is so relatable - I'm also a mother of 3 and my partner works long, permanent night shifts so 5 days a week I'm pretty much on my own! Good luck with your goals :-)

SJ❤ said...

Amazing goals, I'm with you on the exercise one x The santa sack looks awesome too x

Jocelyn (@ihavecards) said...

Great goals - best of luck with them x

2MPlum1 said...

I think that being self aware about the little things that can make a difference - ie, exercise to reduce stress levels is really useful. I like the way you've identified some small targets too - good luck with them! #groovymums @Mummy_Plum

Sara said...

I want to start a date night with my hubby too

Glasgow Mummy said...

I think it's great to start with small goals. I've made the mistake of setting big ones, and I'm not sure that they're going to be realistically achievable. Decluttering feels great... I took another boot load of stuff to the tip this weekend and feel so much better for it! Hope you had a good week x