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!!