Monday, January 13, 2014

2014 New Year's Resolutions

I love the start of a new year and making resolutions. I make big ones and little ones. I give some things up and I make goals to either do new things or do something better. I'm pretty good at sticking with them for most of the year if not longer. This year I had a much harder time coming up with my goals. Here's what we have for now - I say for now because I think you should always be updating and changing your goals, not just at the start of a new year!
  • No soda and no candy - okay I know this one may seem a little silly but I'm not good at the "in moderation" concept so I have to give things up completely when I want to cut back on them.
  • More quality time with the kids - they need our attention more and frequently our attention goes to work, school, chores, dinner, etc...when the kids are awake we focus on them as much as possible!
  • Planning further in advance at work - I have gotten so comfortable so I don't always have my plans done as far in advance as I should making my days a little more stressful than they need to be. This is one way to make my life a little easier :)
  • Finish cleaning out the rest of the closets, cabinets, drawers, and the attic....we have been doing some major purging around here and it needs to continue until we've been through everything.
  • Get back to the gym/running - I haven't been too hard on myself on this one because of trying to finish up classes and save money, but this is something I need to do for myself and that's important too.
  • Focus on our relationship with each other - Noah working nights has been challenging for us but we are back on a normal schedule for now and we are working on getting back in sync.
We'll see how we do with these and come up with more as we go. I'd really like to send more holiday cards with pictures of the kids and organize more parts of our lives. I'd like to make monthly goals a part of our family and something we all work on together. I'll keep you posted on our progress! 
What resolutions have you made for 2014???