A Month of Confidence–Job and Hobbies

Welcome to the third week of A Month of Confidence!

Last week, we focused on our relationships. It was a tough one for me. Not with Rhys, who is the apple of my eye, but with my husband. The dynamic of our relationship has been different since Rhys was born, and I wanted to make sure it was a good dynamic. It’s hard to keep a pre-baby relationship when you are both working and have to take care of a child.

I was up more in the morning when Justin kissed me as he left (however, that is Rhys’s doing, as he has been waking up at 6:30 more often than 7 last week). I did pretty good with only doing school work when Rhys was asleep, although I did blog some and do social media while he played independently (but I played a lot with him as well). About half the time we ate at the table, but we always ate together. About half the time, I took care of Rhys in the middle of the night–it’s hard to remember that goal when you are still 95% asleep. I wasn’t able to leave little notes for Justin. It’s a bit hard when he gets up and leaves before I do, comes home before I do, and goes to bed with me.

This week, we’re going to focus on confidence in work and hobbies.

A Month of Confidence

A Month of Confidence

As a part-time working mom, I have to balance my work load with my son. Sometimes, that means I don’t get as much done with work as I’d like to, and I scramble during my prep to get things ready for my students. It also means sometimes my hobbies, like working out, reading, blogging, writing, and video-gaming is put on hold. But, with all things, there is balance that can happen. 
But, there are always small things you can do to make sure you can be the best you at your job and have some down-time dedicated for your hobbies.
Here is my plan for the Week of Job and Hobbies:
– While Rhys is taking his morning nap, I will make sure to get everything ready and packed up for work and his babysitter, that way, from 10:00-10:40, I can be on social media.
– I will make sure I read 30 minutes a day. I can’t be on social media until I do so.
– I will learn how to schedule tweets, instagrams, facebook posts this week.
– I will do my school work as soon as I come home and let Justin have some time with Rhys.
– I will not do school work past 9pm.
– I will take one day to play videogames with Justin after Rhys goes to bed.

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I suggest that you also keep a confidence journal. I am, and each day I will have 3 lists:

1) Drops of Awesome–little things I did or accomplished
2) Little Moments–I have a quote in my living room that says, “Enjoy the little things in life, for someday they will be the big things.”
3) Grateful List–small blessings

Sunday, November 23: Confidence in house and home
Sunday, November 30: Reflection on a Month of Confidence


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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • Love this series! Great list of goals for this week, too 🙂

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    Nap times are huge for getting things done that absolutely must be accomplished. I'm terrified of the day when naps are no longer… And, while it's time away from our family, I make sure I have time to get in a run or workout every night. Sometimes the mommy guilt is strong when I head out the door, but I know it's crucial for everyone in my house that Mommy gets in her workout.
    Your goals are great!

  • Well, it's already in the 10s-40s* here, and I don't really feel like running that cold (and it's gonna start snowing, and so I don't feel that bad).

  • Thanks!

  • Playing videogames with Justin sounds like a great 2-for-1 goal: relationship time plus hobby time! 🙂

  • Videogames are always such a good stress reliever – and good bonding time, unless you always lose, like I do.

  • I agree!

  • I'm actually quite good at videogames–it was one of the reasons Justin first fell in love with me!

  • Those are really good goals. I like that you are making yourself take some time to read before social media. I need to do that.

  • It really helps to put it in balance.

  • Harmony

    These are awesome tips. I never even thought of a confidence journal.

  • Thank you!