10 Ways To Treat Myself Well In 2012 — 45 Comments

  1. That’s a wonderful list Barbie!  I definitely need to make time again in the mornings to read my Bible and pray.  Kiddo and I read the Bible together as part of homeschooling, but it isn’t the same for me.  And I need sleep too!  Homeschooling is starting later and later as I struggle to be up and functional for the day.  Happy New Year!

  2. Amazing how your list connects so personally with so many, myself included.  So easy to forget we are special too and deserve the same respect and care we lavish on others .  Thank you so much for you candor.

  3. I just found your blog through a link at A Holy Experience.  Thank you for your candor.
    Amazing how your list connects with so many – including me!  I’ll say a prayer for you and me each time I open your blog – strength to follow through each day.  🙂

  4. I really need to read Emily’s book. Grace has been a struggle for me to grasp — just out of reach. I’m learning though. 🙂 I’m right there with you on numbers 1-9 too. Great list!!

  5. Love this! As I have taken this week to pray, plan, and prepare I’m reminded here that I need to remember to make time to do these things well. And while they are not specifically written on my  goal sheet, they are the more essential or all else fails. Thank you sweet friend!!!

  6. Oh, my! How much your list matches what I need to do to treat myself well in 2012! Indeed, the perfectionist in me could never call these resolutions either. Have mercy. Talk about a terrifying word! 🙂
    I, too, need to be more careful how I speak about myself, not try to get it all done, get more sleep, eat better, stop feeling guilty for having fun without my family, and get back to my consistent morning quiet time. And I need to smile at my children more. I realize my at home face really needs to be more cheery, more positive, more encouraging.
    Praying for you as you and the Lord work on this list together. 🙂 And going to Him asking Him how He wants me to treat myself better in 2012. MUCH LOVE,

    • For as long as I can remember I’ve had lists of resolutions only to fail at meeting them.  I’ve been “anti resolution” for a few years now.  Maybe one day I will be able to make them again.  You bless me with your encouragement!

  7. Barbie, your list is so me, especially #1 and #6.  I’m always talking myself down and when I get down far enough, my emotions take over and I E-A-T!  Please, if you can fit it into your scheme of pampering yourself, blog about your dieting efforts.  We can do this through sharing out efforts — I’m reading Lysa TerKeust’s Made to Crave, again. 

    BTW, thanks for your prayers recently and your latest comment on my blog.  You have encouraged me in so many ways.  I’m afraid I don’t show you enough gratitude and appreciation for your online ministry!

    • I do admit that I eat to fill voids that otherwise are supposed to be filled by God.  I have Made to Crave, but have never read past Chapter 1.  Perhaps that would be a good starting point for me?  And I do believe I will blog my journey.  I know that it will help me to stay accountable, and help others at the same time.  You are a blessing!

  8. #5 is so hard for me too!  It’s my time without the kids and once I get my list done, I just want to relax. I want to be happy and healthy as well.  I think sleep is a good start to that!

  9. I love your list Barbie.  It is so important to take care of ourselves.  Otherwise, we’re not much good to others.  Wise advice!  I will check out the link you mentioned.

    Here’s to living intentionally in 2012!

    Blessings and love,

  10. Wow! You put into words what most of us need to put into
    action. Thanks for sharing. I pray we all can strive
    to treat ourselves better in the new year. God

  11. I love this post, Barbie! These are things we all should remember to do for ourselves! I really  believe we can’t be expected to take care of our homes and our families if we aren’t first taking care of ourselves. It’s not selfish to be kind to oneself. Thanks for reminding us of that fact!

  12. This is a great list.  Having fun without the kids pricked me this morning.  I love it but always feel guilty that I did it.  And yes, get healthy!  Must do better at this!

    • I think it’s in our nature as moms to always be thinking about our kids.  But it’s so healthy for us to have those little moments apart from them.  It makes us appreciate with more!  Thanks for stopping by Amy!

  13. Happy New Year, sweet friend!

    I so enjoyed your list. Honestly, I could sign my initials by all 10, claiming them as my own! 

    May we continue to encourage each other in 2012 and beyond…

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