There's a lot of beauty in a new week. I like to make little goals at the end of the week about how I want to be better the next. It helps me regain focus on what's important and not get sloppy with how I'm living and spending my time.
Last week I wanted to do better at reading my scriptures in the morning. This week, I want to eat less junk food (jelly beans and pretzels are my downfall because I am 5). I have this mentality that I get more candy if I work out more, which is counterintuitive because when you're 5'1 it takes a lot of darn work to burn a significant amount of calories and not a significant amount of candy to eat it all back. I also go through phases where I eat really healthy (aka candy in much more moderate amounts), then gradually start adding in too much extra junk that isn't doing my body any favors, so I have to reevaluate and get back on track. Right now I'm in the latter part of that phase, so it's time to come to grips with the fact that I'm lying to myself about how big a serving of jelly beans is :).
Life is a funny thing, because just when you feel like you've got a good system down, you get a little bit of a wake up call with all the things you could be doing better. I've decided that taking the time to work on myself and be better is worth it. Anyone in history who has done big, great things has taken a lot of time to become who they were or do what they did, and I know that if I want to be a great mom and a great wife and a great self, it's going to take a lot of time and effort. But that's ok! It's worth it! And I think it's also ok to take it one thing at a time. I do not cook. I do not sew. But someday I will. Just not right now. Right now is for working on other things. I'll get to the sewing later, but I will get there!