Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Resolutions.....or not.

I don't often make New Year's resolutions - why set yourself up for failure?  But last year, I did make a few, and I did manage to keep some of them, or at least make some progress on some of them........ So, I think I will take another stab at it again this year.  What do you all think about resolutions?  Are you making any? I'll share mine, if you share yours!

So here they are, in no particular order.....
Do something about my job. 
I have to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.  I either have to decide to be grateful for the job I have and embrace and excel at it, or find another one.  I am too young to just have a "job" - it's time to get serious about my career again.

Eat Less bad stuff, eat more good stuff, move more.
notice I didn't say lose weight.  But hopefully that will be the by-product of this resolution!  Or perhaps I am just being passive aggressive.....

Get a better financial planner - stop the bleeding on our savings.
At this point I would have been better off putting my money in my mattress - and it had nothing to do with the financial downturn, we have always lost money on our investments!  Perhaps I should start a business letting people know what stocks we are buying, so they can take the other side of the market and then cut us in on some of their gains!

Laugh more.
I don't really tend to laugh.  I smile, I grin, perhaps the odd guffaw, but I very rarely laugh.  Time to change that, they say that laughter is the best medicine! 

Stop yelling.
My kids know just how to push my buttons, and I tend to yell at them when they do.  I think there was a bit too much yelling in 2010, I would like that to stop.  My mother yelled a lot when I was a child, and I hated it - and I noticed that I am doing it more than I used to.  So, hopefully I can get the kids to make a resolution to stop pushing my buttons......

Less stuff please.
This one is a tough one for me.  We purge quite regularly, but I also buy quite regularly.  So, I will use the library instead of buying the books I want to read, I will make sure my kids only have the clothes they need (I think Kat's 13 pairs of jeans is somewhat excessive for a 7 year old).  I will reduce the number of toys they have, so they play with and enjoy what they have rather than being overwhelmed with tons of toys. 

Remember that our greatest purpose on earth is to love those who we are blessed to have in our lives.  Try to not take it for granted. 

So, as I work towards these resolutions, I will share with you inspirational things I find to help me along - and if you come across anything, do share!
Happy New Year, may 2011 be filled with love, laughter, good health and prosperity.

1 comment:

  1. Very inspiring! Kinda got me thinkin'....