My resolutions, they're more like birthday resolutions. Because it was shortly after I turned 30 that I started to put them into practice.
If I had to list out my resolutions nicely, I'd say that they were: to be more grateful and to be more thoughtful.
But, in my head, I have a long list:
- be a better housekeeper
- wake up earlier
- go to bed earlier
- read through the bible
- spend my time wisely
- spend money wisely too
- be a more supportive and respectful wife
- find my emotional validity
- be a more balanced mommy
- spend less time on my phone
- remember to have (yummy) dinners ready for the family to eat together
- connect with my friends
- blog more
- not feel guilty when I don't blog on special days
- document our lives
- run a 5K (or several 5Ks)
- etc etc etc
Well, so, that's all a little overwhelming.
I've started utilizing the Peaceful Mom's weekly planning method. Every Sunday night, in my journal, I write out some goals for five categories: personal, people, passion, purpose, and projects. You can read more on her blog, but it really helps me think about my week in the bigger picture. I think that will be much more helpful, in the long run, that year-long resolutions.
I've also decided to try (again) keeping a planner. For a technology addict, I sure love putting pen to paper. I got one from the Sugar Paper for Target line of super cute agendas. I started using it on the 29th of December (the first day in the planner) and I'm a fan so far. I'm hoping this will help me with quite a few items on my list.
I made up this graphic on New Year's Day. It's good quote to remember. Do you sometimes feel like giving up on your goals (say, one like, be a better housekeeper) because you've made too many mistakes? I do! And hopefully, I'll put this quote in a place where it can remind me that tomorrow is a new day.