The idea for this challenge comes from Katie of Pouting in Heels: For years, I was a ‘one day’ person. You know the ones I mean! One day... But no longer am I that woman. Hell no! A non negotiable list is all about you. What are your ‘musts’? And your ‘must nots’? Think about ’em. Write ’em down. And make them a priority. I was tagged by the lovely Leanne over at A Slice of My Life... Wales.
Without further ado, here is my list -
1. Take Marianna out to do something fun at least once a week.
I try to take Marianna to 'work related' stuff with me as much as I can, to get her out of the house and spend time with her. But... it can be quite stressful trying to keep Marianna quiet and occupied, and concentrate on whatever is happening in the meeting at the same time. I'd like to spend more time at the park, going for walks, and generally doing all that 'mother and baby' jazz.
I'm starting up a new blog series, Out and About in Torfaen, to chart our progress.
2. Sort my hair out.
My hair is looking really dull and drab, so I'm resolving to take better care of it. First step: a good leave-in conditioner!
3. Look after my health.
I've just felt so rotten and run down lately, and want to turn things around. Some of the actions under this heading are really easy to implement - like getting one of those pill boxes with the days on so I can better track which tablets I've taken and when. Others are more involved. I am going to write out and stick to the meal plans, and I am going to keep up with my aerobics. And, most importantly, I am going to be in bed by midnight. I just can't function without a good night's sleep!
4. Paint my nails.
I literally can't remember the last time I painted my nails. So I pledge to myself, here and now, I will take time out to paint them at least once a fortnight.
5. Say 'No'.
Like lots of people, I really struggle with this. The problem is I end up stretching myself too thin. Sometimes I need to say no - and I really don't need to justify it.
What are your non-negotiables?