Did you know that most New Year's resolutions bite the dust by mid-February? If your shiny new vows have already become tarnished, don't despair. I have a better method. Instead of making "resolutions," choose six "habits" that you'd like to incorporate into your life.
Six sounds like a lot but the beauty of this plan is that you don't have to tackle all six at once. They are sequential. You add one each week until you have accumulated (and hopefully mastered) all six.
So I did some math this morning. Don't worry; I didn't sprain my brain too badly. I got out the ol' abacus AKA my fingers and determined that since it is now 2015 and I graduated from high school at the age of 18 in 2000, I have now been an adult for 15 years.Fifteen years. That's like a quarter of the shelf life of a box of Twinkies. My life and Twinkies are passing by before my very eyes....more
A lot of words describe my dad, but ‘domestic’ is not one of them. My mother, the saint that she is, takes on all the household work, save barbecuing (not because she can’t, but to appease my dad’s ego). I was reminded of this charming quality of my father’s during a trip to the grocery store....more
End of the year is the busiest time for our family: 2 birthdays, wedding anniversary, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. This year I decided to take a small break after the holidays while I was sorting through all our things, cleaning out closets and getting rid of so many unused things that we have somehow ended up with over the years. Although our house is still looking more like a disaster area it will be nice to have a fresh start with no clutter....more
Let’s make New Year’s resolutions, shall we?I actually made a New Year’s resolutions Excel spreadsheet with (literally) 10 tabs, which I’m now writing out on paper to store in my side table. It’s a little Oprah, self-help-y, but I want to be reminded of my goals everyday so as to not lose sight of them....more
I had actually already thought about my New Year’s Resolutions for 2014 when I read She Loves Magazine’s One Word idea for the year. I’ve decided to combine this with Mama Kat’s writing prompts, and add in my top 12 blog posts from 2013 and to talk about some Resolutions, or anti-resolutions if you will.Here’s what I love about this one-word idea, to get myself back on track....more