And now for our second, adorable, sweet guest blogger! Meet Jess, from Float On. Jess is a new mama, wife, blogger and just one of the sweetest friends I have met through this blogland. Can't wait for you to read her post and I know you'll love her just as much as I do!
Hey, Gratefully Inspired readers! I’m Jess and I blog over at Float On!
I was really excited when Denise asked me to come up with a post about how I’m living on purpose. It’s such a great topic for the new year and something I’ve really been working on since becoming a mama 7 months ago. Now that I have a little one to take care of, on top of everything else that I do, it’s more important more than ever that I live my life intentionally. It’s something that I hope I can instill in my son through my actions. Plus, my one goal for the new year is to be the best version of me that I can, so I really have to step up my game.
Being present in the moment, is really helping me to live my life with more intent. I’m a working from home mama, so not only do I have to take care of the baby and the house, I also have to get work done during the day. It’s a crazy juggling act that I am just now starting to get more of a handle on (kinda). I do my best to make sure that I am focus on each area of my life and give it my all. So, when I’m with baby, I focus on just being with him. No computers. No work. No distractions. I want him to know he has my full attention and it’s really helping me to relish my time with him. Of course, he is my little helper for housework. He loves vacuuming in the Ergo!
On the flip side, when he naps, I focus solely on work. It’s way easier to get work done quickly and efficiently, when I’m not also watching the baby and trying to do laundry. Yeah multi-tasking is great, but I think sometimes its best to focus your all on one area at a time. So far, this situation is working well for me. I’m hoping once the little man is sleeping a bit better I can have a bit more “me” time.
Another area I’m really striving to become more purposefully about is my family’s health and wellness. We’ve always done our best to eat well (organic and wholesome), exercise, and use natural products; but I really want to do more. I’m intentional looking for more natural solutions in all aspects of our lives. We are getting ready to try out essential oils, which I’m really excited about. I’m all about making my own green cleaners. And I look forward to adding lots of great supplements to our diet. Got anymore ideas- throw them at me!
Honestly, despite the lack of me time and sleep, having a baby has really changed me for the better. So cliché, but motherhood is the best thing to happened to me. Not only does my life have a new purpose, but I really am living life with more intent, which is how it should be!
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