Spring Things

Is it really already the first day of March? Where has the time gone?! I don’t know about you, but each day (and year) seems to go by faster and faster for me. Often times I’ll let each day pass me by and I don’t really take the time to slow down and just enjoy the moment. Now that I’m a mom, it’s even more difficult for me to stay put together and organized but it’s something I’m working on. I realized that I need to take better care of myself and cherish every moment in my life so I compiled a list of things I plan to work on during the Spring.

1. Stop and smell the roses.
I feel like I’m always in a hurry and juggling ten things at the same time. Sounds familiar, right? Why is that we’re living in a culture where we always have to be busy nonstop and feel guilty for slowing down or taking a break? We should be able to slow down and soak in the joyful moments in our lives. One suggestion is knowing when to unplug from technology. I know it is hard since we’re always glued to our phones, tablets, computers, etc. but I remember when life was much more simple before we became addicted to electronic devices.

2. Enjoy some fresh air.
Being a mom to a newborn is a lot of work. Ok, let me rephrase that. Being a mom period is a lot of work! Sometimes I feel so cooped up inside taking care of Gabriel and making sure everything is situated at home that I don’t even get to step outside. Then before I know it, it’s already dark outside. I will make it a goal to go for a walk whenever the weather is nice. It’ll be great for me to get some fresh air and also enjoy the outdoor scenery.

3. Eat healthier.
I used to be quite a health nut but I must admit that lately I’ve been eating horribly. Often times I am just too tired to put any thought into what I’m eating. My goal is to cook healthier meals and keep track of what I eat. I like tracking my meals on MyFitnessPal. It is pretty easy and convenient to use. Let me know if there are any other meal tracking apps that you recommend!

4. Pick up a new hobby.
I would like to develop a new skill or try a new hobby. It’s been a while since I’ve pushed myself to try something new so I am looking for something that will challenge me. Have you ever tried Barre? That’s something I have always wanted to try! I like how it’s a workout that I can also do at home. I’m sure there are tons of barre workout videos on youtube that I can try. I am also interested in painting and photography. I have always been fascinated by art and I feel that those two hobbies will really challenge me to be more creative.

5. Enjoy every single moment with Gabriel.
Ok, this isn’t just a goal for the Spring but I thought I would still mention it. Gabriel is 8 weeks old and he is already growing up fast! Everyone keeps telling me to enjoy him while he’s tiny and small enough to hold, so that’s exactly what I’m doing. Some tell me not to hold him too much because he will get spoiled. I know he won’t be this small forever so I’m going to take advantage of holding him and cuddling with him as much as I can. You can say I’m spoiling him but he’s going to start crawling and walking before I know it! I will definitely be sad the day he no longer wants to be held!


Tell me: What are your plans or goals for the Spring?

44 Comments

  1. Alice
    March 2, 2016 / 12:18 PM

    This year so far has been flying by and it’s actually quite scary! Thanks for sharing these thoughts, much needed!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  2. Polly
    March 3, 2016 / 10:33 AM

    Thanks for visiting, Alice!

  3. March 3, 2016 / 11:19 AM

    GAbriel is so cute and I love that last picture! And I love barre and have also picked up a few new workout classes this year. Good luck with everything!

    kileen
    cute & little

    • Polly
      March 4, 2016 / 9:44 AM

      Thank you, Kileen!

  4. Arabella
    March 3, 2016 / 11:26 AM

    Spring is just the loveliest season! Great goals!

    ARABELLA.CO.UK

    • Polly
      March 4, 2016 / 9:45 AM

      I love Spring too!

    • Polly
      March 4, 2016 / 9:45 AM

      It’s never too late to start a new hobby! Thanks for visiting, Christianne!

    • Polly
      March 4, 2016 / 4:00 PM

      I agree, Aubrey! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. March 4, 2016 / 1:41 PM

    Fresh air and eating healthy are two such important factors that affect my happiness — great picks! Also, Gabriel is adorable!!

    x Sarah
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

    • Polly
      March 5, 2016 / 8:09 AM

      Thank you, Sarah!

  6. March 4, 2016 / 2:30 PM

    I am so trying to unplug from technology! At least before bed time! I am always on my phone on social media! I need to break the habit! Great post1

    http://www.lesleyandeve.com

    • Polly
      March 5, 2016 / 8:10 AM

      I know what you mean! It’s so hard to unplug but it’s something we can all benefit from. 🙂

  7. March 4, 2016 / 3:43 PM

    Love this post, thanks for sharing! I think your blog is lovely, let me know if you would like to follow each other!

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

    • Polly
      March 4, 2016 / 4:05 PM

      Thank you for your kind words, Adele!

  8. March 4, 2016 / 7:15 PM

    I love the idea of slowing down and smelling the roses. I totally agree with you – we definitely need to do this more. Sometimes I wish I could live in the countryside and live the slow life.

    http://www.deasynoel.com

    • Polly
      March 5, 2016 / 8:12 AM

      The country side is beautiful but I also love the city!

  9. March 4, 2016 / 10:16 PM

    Your advices are the best! Really sounds like a good resolutions for the rest of the year! Thank you so much for remind us what really is important! 😉

    http://www.goodselfie.com.mx

    • Polly
      March 5, 2016 / 8:13 AM

      Thanks for visiting! 🙂

  10. March 5, 2016 / 5:28 AM

    The fotos are really beautiful :3

  11. March 5, 2016 / 12:33 PM

    These are such good goals! Love the idea of making a Spring To-Do goal list. Hopefully the weather will warm up and allow us to get outside a bit more soon!

    Best,
    http://www.femininefeminists.me

    • Polly
      March 7, 2016 / 12:08 PM

      I’m looking forward to warmer weather too!

    • Polly
      March 7, 2016 / 12:09 PM

      Thank you, Hayley!

  12. Lola
    March 6, 2016 / 7:37 AM

    I love spring so so much 🙂
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    • Polly
      March 7, 2016 / 12:09 PM

      I love Spring too! Thanks for visiting!

  13. Darcy
    March 6, 2016 / 7:46 AM

    I love getting outside once the weather gets warmer! I have loved going for walks and such lately as it is slowly starting to feel like spring!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

    • Polly
      March 7, 2016 / 12:10 PM

      I look forward to spending more time outside too!

    • Polly
      March 7, 2016 / 12:11 PM

      Thanks for stopping by, Daniel!

  14. March 6, 2016 / 4:35 PM

    Love this! Sometimes all we need is to slow down & smell the roses. We just need to take a look around us & witness the beauty. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

    • Polly
      March 7, 2016 / 12:11 PM

      Very true! 🙂

  15. Trang Do
    March 6, 2016 / 7:04 PM

    Wow! Beautiful photos!! Love your post sooo much dear!!
    Hugs,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • Polly
      March 7, 2016 / 12:14 PM

      Thank you, Trang!

  16. March 7, 2016 / 4:56 AM

    Oh my goodness what a little cutie pie! Also yes to stopping and smelling the roses! This is the time of year to really appreciate everything now that the winter is done! Thanks for the reminder 🙂
    xx Annie
    http://www.somethingswellblog.com/

    • Polly
      March 7, 2016 / 12:15 PM

      Thank you, Annie! Have a great day!

  17. March 7, 2016 / 1:27 PM

    In my heart, it seems as though it was only yesterday Eve was born when in actuality, she turns 17 in May 🙂 life doesn’t pass us, it zips by at warp speed. It is immensely important that you indulge in some personal time, no matter the pangs of guilt you’ll inevitably feel. It’ll all work out for the better. Big hugs to Gabriel xoxo

    • Polly
      March 8, 2016 / 9:49 AM

      Thank you for your kind words! 🙂

    • Polly
      March 9, 2016 / 1:36 PM

      Thank you for visiting my blog!

    • Polly
      March 9, 2016 / 1:41 PM

      Thanks, Lauren!!

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