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New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions

It is that time of year where we reflect on the past year and look forward to the new year. Many of us set goals and resolutions for the upcoming year. I have never been one to set resolutions until last year when I set a goal for meal planning. We had gotten in a rut and I needed motivation to make a big change in they way our family ate and the way I handled meals. I was so surprised at how well this went – it really was life changing for us. So in the hopes that I can illicit the same life changing experience as last year, I have set a couple goals/resolutions for this year.

  1. Nap less. I can hear you screaming “What, you love naps?!” I know, I do. But they have gotten to be almost every day that I am home and have started a vicious cycle. I nap when the kids nap (and don’t get stuff done). Then at night, I am not tired and stay up late (to get stuff done). My goal is going to be 1 weekend nap and 1 weekday nap. This is all huge, I know 😉
  2. Be more present. I think this is always something all of us can work on. Being more present as a wife, mom, friend, employee… I think our phones have a lot to do with it…the constant presence of social media, responding to “urgent” texts…it all gets in the way of what is actually going on. I have started putting my phone away in the mornings when I am playing with the kids and want to continue with this during the new year. There are times I am burnt out, especially during Aaron’s treatment weeks. I know that these are the times my kids need me more than ever…and I want to really work on being there for them and not distracted by all the other little things.
  3. Work out 3 times per week. Impressive, I know 😉 Working out is something I have really put on the back burner since having kids. I feel guilty taking the time away from them – and find it hart to actually find that time. About 2 months ago, I started a barre workout and I have loved the feeling. I think it makes me a better mom having both done something for myself and gotten a little break from the kids. With Aaron getting treatment, it is difficult to sneak away, but I am always glad when I do and find myself more energized after. I need that break and deserve this “me” time. Better me = better mom/wife 🙂

So there they are in all their glory. Nothing too earth shattering. I wanted to set goals that are achievable and ones that were important to me and our family. There are a lot of things in our life that I have very little control over, but I can control these 3 things and look forward to seeing their positive change. I would love to hear your New Year’s resolutions!
I hope you all have a wonderful New Year!!

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