2012 New Year’s Resolutions!
I’ve always been a New-Year’s-Resolution-kind-of-gal! I love a new start, a clean slate, and an excuse to reflect on the past and look forward to the future! I love the feeling of working toward something, and I tend to have a pretty good track record (certainly not perfect!) of making my NY’s resolutions stick!
Don’t worry! I really don’t intend this blog to be a personal journal of my inner thoughts and feelings. But I know (from a lot of experience) that writing down resolutions is one of the only ways to make resultions stick. So is telling other people about them! I was going to jot them down in a Word document and stick it on my desktop, but I figured this was just as good a place as any!
I realize I am a week behind in getting my goals down on “paper” (symbolic of how EVERYTHING takes a little longer now that I’m a Mommy), but I also wanted to make sure I gave these some thought and picked some things that I could really commit to and would really improve my life.
So what am I resolving to do in 2012? I have three (seemingly) simple goals to help better my body, my life, and my family!
2. New Computer Rule. Even though I am not much into social media (facebook, twitter), I feel like I STILL spend too much time on the computer…and that time has slipped in to while my baby is awake. No. Good. I am committing to a new computer rule: if the baby is awake, the computer is CLOSED. He-Man is growing up too fast already, and I don’t want to miss any play time, cuddles, or milestones because I am too busy staring at the computer screen!
3. Less is More. This one isn’t as concrete or specific, but the one I am most passionate about. My husband and I continually feel like our life is too full of the not-so-imporant stuff (junk, time drains, electronics, traffic) and not full enough of the good stuff (family time, relaxing, laughing, healthy food, exercise, meaningful pursuits). I really want us, as a family, to spend less, commit to less, and just be busy less! Less less less! I am resolving to do more with what we have (home decor, food), spend more time with the electronics off, and work hard not to over-schedule our little family so we can spend more time together.
The holiday decor is (finally) down and now my resolutions are written (while the baby is sleeping, of course!). I am officially jumping into the New Year, and I wish you a happy one to you and yours!