It’s the time of year when I review the closing year while making plans for the new one. I feel like this was a big growth year for me, both professionally and personally. I learned some important lessons I plan to apply in 2016.
1. Write it down
The process I detail in What to Cook for Dinner with Kids is really a mind-clearing exercise. I could just keep thinking about these meals, but the process of writing down my Tried and True meals while making a plan for what I want to see on my table has made a huge difference.
I also am writing down what I want to get done every day, but in a different way. Now, I only write 2-3 things (at most) I want to get done. I feel much better at the end of the day instead of defeated because I only got a fraction of my to-do list done. I’m also writing what I’m grateful for every morning and night, and that has helped me stay focused on what matters.
So in 2016, I will keep writing things down. I am in the process of sorting out our breakfasts and lunches (and eventually snacks and desserts). And I will keep the gratitude journal going. (more…)
I would love a podcast from you!!
Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD says
Thanks for the feedback!
I second the podcast. Thanks!!
Milica Lafayette says
I enjoyed reading your writing. David although had issues he excels in other things. When we did the dance now he had so much more rhythm . He picks up every ban and is great at it. You did a great job with taking him to the classes in the summer. I am very proud of you darling daughter. I follow you blogs and yes I learn from you. Have a great new year!
I would love a podcast too!
Maybe you could team up with someone to do it? Gretchen Rubin is doing her podcast with her sister (who is not at all an expert in the topics they cover) and it’s lovely and a good way to break it up.
Could just an average mom (not another RD) do this with you? Or a friend? Something to make it fun and a shared project but help keep the momentum and patter going…