Where does the time go?

As this week begins, I can’t help but think where did the time go? My son will be 9 months on Thursday and it’s hard to think about how I will be going back to work soon. My anxiety is through the roof…how did 9 months just fly by?

When I first started my maternity leave I thought it would be impossible to pass the time all day by myself and just a newborn. I was in for a rude awakening that was unmistakeable. I had no idea how much work a baby was going to be so I guess that’s where the first 3 months went. Seriously, oblivious…

Watching him grow up and learn his firsts has truly been amazing and I am glad I can take a year off to enjoy the time with him. But time is so fleeting. I try to enjoy the firsts but it is a constant reminder of how big he is getting and before I know it he won’t need me as much anymore.

The best lesson I can think of is to just enjoy the present for what it is and cherish the memories you’ve made so far. I try every night to look at the pictures and videos I’ve taken of my son that day. It really helps me laugh at all the good times we had that day (as well as show my hubby since he’s at work for most of the day)!

Is there something you do that helps you cherish these moments?

5 Tips to Reaching Your GOALS In 2017

I don’t make resolutions when the new year starts but making goals is something I enjoy doing. Writing down a list of things I would like to accomplish and then crossing them off gives me such satisfaction!

But there are times that my goals scare me and then I don’t reach them due to that fear. So, I came up with 5 tips to help me reach them and I hope they help you too.

  1. Make S.M.A.R.T Goals.
    • Your goals should be (S)pecific, (M)easurable, (A)chievable, (R)ealistic, and have a (T)imeline.
    • This will help you breakdown your goal into smaller steps so you can achieve them without losing motivation.
  2. Break it down into quarterly goals.
    • If you can cut your year into smaller increments, you now have 90 days to create your greatest year yet.
  3. Prioritize.
    • It is so easy to let life get in the way of your goals. But keep in mind, everyone has the same 24 hours in a day. Make the most of them whenever possible.
  4. Be Adaptable.
    • Because life will get in the way, it is best to adapt to your new situation and keep focusing on your goal rather than giving up altogether. Change up the plan to make it happen and go from there!
  5. Reward Yourself.
    • There is nothing wrong with a little positive reinforcement! Connecting progress to a reward is really great for motivation. It will push you to keep going and cross off the goals on your list.

I hope these tips help you reach your goals, big or small, this year. Do you have any tips that have worked for you that I can add to my list?