1st Quarter Review 2016

Tiger girl and me
Tiger girl and me

It has been nearly four and a half months into 2016.  Time has really sprinted pass.   Looking back at the resolutions that I have set in January it has been great that I’ve manage to keep most of my goals.

At the start of the year I set these goals for myself.

  1. Focus more on ME. – My well being and growth
  2. Increasing my spiritual knowledge.
  3. Spend more quality time with my 3 kids
  4. Going on 2  trips
  5. Reading more books. I target 20 books.
A reminder to myself
A reminder to myself

I have been certainly focusing more on myself. I know it is important to take care of both the inside and the outside.  If you look good you will feel good.

I’m into total care and that means taking note of everything top to toe.  As I grow older I realize that it is ever more important to take note of once appearance.  Self love is important and should not be neglected.  I used to focus more on the kids and family then myself and it shouldn’t have been that way.

One has to focus more on self to be able to have the energy to deal with kids and the daily grinds of living.   Solo parenting  can be really exhausting at times as one has to be both the mother and father to the children as their biological father is physically , mentally and emotionally  absent nearly their entire life. It is really important for me to frequently recharge myself so I can give the kids 100% of my attention.

I’ve found that reading the bible daily and doing devotions in the morning has helped tremendously in giving me clarity.  With GOD as my guide I am able to focus better and plan better for the kids and my future.

Tiger girl with her care bear and me
Tiger girl with her care bear and me

I’ve managed to schedule in one-to-one time with the kids on a weekly basis and working hard to keep my promise to spend quality time with them on a regular basis.

Tiger girl showing off the DIY nail art that I did for her
Tiger girl showing off the DIY nail art that I did for her
Nail art done on Tiger girl's hand
Nail art done on Tiger girl’s hand

I’ve spend time experimenting in nail art with Tiger girl this year. She has started to show more interests in manicures and I find it a great bonding activity to do with her.  It allows us to be as creative as we want to using the various nail art tools.

Tiger girl having her favourite waffle ice-cream snack
Tiger girl having her favourite waffle ice-cream snack

As the boys are in school for longer hours and have more homework then their sister I do not have as much one-to-one time with them. However with the limited time that we have we play chess together.

I have lost track of the number of books that I have read so far as I do not document every book that I have read, however I feel that it shouldn’t be a problem to complete at least 20 books.   I’ve  only done two book reviews here on this blog-  1-2-3 Magic Discipline and Leadership and Soft Skills  for students.

How has the 1st quarter of 2016 been for you ? 


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11 thoughts on “1st Quarter Review 2016”

  1. Super agree with you that we need to take time for ourselves. I find myself scheduling me time every week to either Netflix and chill or massage.

  2. Haven’t done my nails in ages since I gym so often now.. miss getting all the funky colours and designs haha. Good to see you’re on track with your goals this year. Keep it up!! 🙂

  3. I believe you have succeeded in giving yourself more ME time since, you really look good in your pictures! You look younger in this post! I guess I should follow suit… I have been giving in to being to busy with work!

  4. I’m glad you’re doing your best to achieve your goals. You’re right it’s important to take care of yourself! I’m glad you’re having a great time with the kids even if the two boys are busier.

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