...was three-fold: 1. Be creative 2. Simplify 3. Be positive
Being creative is easy. In the past, I've been creative when time allows. This year, I schedule time for myself. Its my reward to myself for being a good wife, a good mom, a good daughter-in-law, a good teacher. That's not to say that my mojo follows my schedule, but if nothing else, I sit in my room and stare at my stuff. LOL
Simplify. This has required me learning to say no. With four busy kids all wanting to go in different directions, I've learned to schedule and sometimes, the answer is just no.
That last one is a doozy for me, since I'm naturally a pessimist. I do think that everything happens for a reason, so instead of seeing the negative of a situation, I try to look right away for a silver lining. I'm still working on this.
The good news is that we're only 1/4 of the way into the year, so we still have lots of time to succeed! How's THAT for a silver lining? :-D