This week Kate at Kate Takes 5 has chosen April Goals as her Listography topic. We are now in the 4th month of the year and I'm sure that many of us have let our New Year's resolutions fall by the wayside.
I'm going to use this listography as a chance to make my New Year's resolutions V1.2. Listed below are my goals for April which hopefully will flow out into the rest of 2012 too!
1. Computer Free Thursday
I look after my daughter on a Thursday and when she naps I usually take this time to blog. However, this is also the one day in the week that I have off from work so I am going to use the time that she is napping to watch catch up TV instead, do the housework and possibly just relax on the couch doing absolutely nothing! I will not blog on a Thursday and will only check the occasional work email on my iPhone if I need to. Lucky for me I have a fantastic business partner who shares the work load when I am off and vice versa.
2. Stop getting stressed about not blogging enough!
I have a full time job and company which I own with my wonderful business partner. This is my focus. I love my blog and writing is my hobby and a way that I relax but sometimes I need to chillax and realise that if I don't blog every single day, life still goes on and the world will not come to an end. I will however amend this if people start knocking down the door in protest that they can't live without my daily musings.
3. Start putting some money away for my holiday to South Africa
We have decided to go home for Christmas for the first time in 8 years. What this basically means is that we are going home at the most ridiculously expensive time of year and that we will be paying extortionate prices for car hire for our holiday in Cape Town, never mind everything else that goes along with it. It's silly when you think about it really as I am South African, going home for a visit to see my family but having to pay tourist prices!? It's also my fault for having expensive tastes, which doesn't really help the matter much.
4. Phone my friends instead of texting them
This is an awful habit. I text people and don't phone them. It probably takes longer to text than to push a button to dial someone's number, so this month I resolve to phone my friends instead of texting them, unless I think only a simple text is necessary, of course. Phoning to say, 'see you in 5' seems a bit daft...
5. Go to bed earlier
I feel the need to get the most out of my day which inevitably means that I get up early and go to bed at about 11.00 p.m. when I am actually tired at 9.30 a.m. It's stupid and all it does is make me more tired and look a bit rubbish really. There is only so much that eye cream and the Body Shop's Lightening Touch can do to help the situation.
Have a fabulous week everyone!