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…)