Feb 4, 2014

Monthly Marriage and Relationship Goals Link Up!

So this month, I am co-hosting with Amberly Marriage & Relationship Goals.  She has graciously changed the link up from every week to once a month. I think this change is pure genius! Honestly, what can you really change in a week? Doesn't it take the pressure off knowing you have a whole month to change/tweak/adjust things to accomplish your goals? 

So this month, my goals are going to incorporate my word of the year- "RELAX". I will not relax in my relationships, but I will relax in that I won't let little things hurt my feelings. I won't let some one's actions decide if I have an awesome or crappy day. I will just relax, let the negativity flow off me like water off a duck's back. I'm sure it will be hard at first, but I know this will benefit me, and my relationships, in the end. 

With The Mr., he is the easiest guy to get along with. He really is! So laid back and chill about things. So, for him, negativity is foreign. He's more positive than I am at times! This is why I adore this man! This month, I will work on relaxing about plans. With another snow storm scheduled for this week, it seems like we won't be getting out of the house much. And so I can work on relaxing on the idea that we have to leave the house and participate in some sort of awesome event to have a good day. I will learn that relaxing at home and doing nothing equals a good day with my love! 

With family, everyone is going through all different stages of life from retiring from the Army, to having young kids and not a minute for yourself, to being a newly wed who's getting stationed somewhere else, and just everything in between. For them, I will learn to relax in that if they don't call me back right away.... it's okay. They will get back to me eventually. If they don't put as much time in planning family get togethers as I do, it's okay, I know they will appreciate me handling the details. 

And finally, with friends, I will relax in knowing that we all are so many miles apart. And they have lives just as I do. If we don't get to chat every day, that's fine. They all are dealing with different things at different times, and as long as they put in some sort of effort, then I will try to relax and not question them.

This month will be a tough one for me. I feel as if relaxing isn't part of my DNA and seems so foreign. I like to get tasks accomplished as fast as possible and I always have a long list of things to do. I only rest when I'm asleep and even then it seems difficult to just lay there and relax. Wish me luck, my friends, I will need it! 

What are your goals for the month? Comment below and don't forget to link up with us! You have, (I think) about 5 more days before the link closes! 

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  1. Haha, I don't think that I have relaxing in my DNA either, I'm terrible at it!!!

  2. I love this! I def need to work on my relaxing right now as well with having a newborn. Everything will work itself out :)


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