Monday, January 14, 2013


One of the hardest things for me has always been self-discipline.  It is so easy to just let things slide.   I have fit into the category of "over-achiever" in some areas of my life in the past, in many ways due to my desire to please others.  I grew up loving to make the adults in my life proud:  my parents, my parents' friends, my teachers.  Now that I don't have "grown-ups" to impress, or even a boss, how do I motivate myself to wake up early every day?  To exercise?  To keep our homeschool running efficiently?

I am thinking a lot about this lately.  And I realize that, as mothers, our actions speak more loudly than words.  My kids are watching me.  I don't want them to grow up not knowing how to use their own self-discipline because it was rarely modeled to them by me.

I guess this is a New Year's Resolution of sorts, a few weeks late.  I am doing an 'All Out Week.'  For 7 days I am going to try to live the life I wish I lived 365 days per year:  following my exercise schedule,  my eating plan, my homeschool schedule, my home routines, even down to the drinking of my 8 glasses of water each day.

I'm hoping at the very least to get out of my winter doldrums by kick-starting my motivation.  It's either this or a last minute trip to the Caribbean (and I don't think that's happening).

1 comment:

  1. I am 100 % behind you, Samantha! I think you are amazing, and while I appreciate your self reflection...I hope that you appreciate all that you have started and changes in the last 4 months. Love you xoxo