Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

Ah, a new year. I have to say, 2010 just looks foreign to me. I feel like I should be driving a flying car and have a fridge (or two) that cleans itself.

So I am into the world of resolutions again. Personally, I like resolutions. I like the idea of having a goal in mind to better yourself with a deadline. I know I have things I can work on personally, and I like to be purposeful in trying to become a better person. I think I could get caught up very easily in the idea of I want to do something different, I'll change someday. Well, someday is now. Or, at least in the next 365 days. So here's my list for the year.

1. I was going to start the list off with working on procrastination, but really, it's only the twelfth of January and my resolutions are done! See? That's not procrastinating at all. I'm good on this one!

1. I want to work on being more intentional in everything I do. I firmly believe that it is perfectly fine to sit down at the computer and blog, or get on Facebook, or check my e-mail, but only if that is my plan. It is not OK to be rotating laundry and walk by the computer, them sit down to check my e-mail just for a minute, then waste twenty minutes because I get caught up in a Facebook chat, never finishing the laundry. I need to be intentional with my time and in my actions.

2. I want to do some sort of physical activity besides chasing toddlers. I am recognizing that I am not as fit as I used to be (although the hurdler impersonation I did at Girl's Night was a great hit,) and I refuse to think that my body is only going to go downhill from here. I'm not sure what it is that I want to do, but I want to do some sort of regular exercise. Oh, and along with that, I want to be in good enough shape that I am comfortable going out in a swimsuit without feeling like I need to warn my neighbors first. Am I going for perfection? Not even close. I just don't want anyone calling Animal Control over the manatee that washed up in my yard.

3. I want to continue my quest for more organization in my household. I think we are on the right track, and we are moving forward, but I want to keep going. I need order, which is hard to find in a 1,400 square foot house with six people and no storage space. Oh, and without the funds to buy shelving or storage bins. We gotta eat, you know.

4. I want to be a better wife to my husband. I want to watch how I speak to him and be respectful. I tent to be a bit enthusiastic in my speaking, and I often take the wrong tone without meaning to. If I am wanting him to take me seriously, I don't need to sound like I am yelling at him, so I want to work on that.

5. I want to be a better mother to my children. I want to spend more time with them, and love them with all that I have in me. I want to re-work our daily routine to include some school time every day, and to be more involved with their play time.

6. And, once again, I want to retain enough sanity to not be institutionalized this year. I know it's a long shot, but these resolutions need to be a challenge, you know?

What are your resolutions?


Paging Doctor Mommy said...

That's an awesome list!

DJan said...

I think some of these will come naturally. You already are a great mom and fantastic blogger. I go to our local YMCA which has a great bunch of people to encourage your fitness goal. And they have child care! I spend a few minutes every day watching the babies play...