Thursday, January 3, 2013

Today I Just Want to Say Happy New Year!

 (a year of unknown adventure!)

3 days into it.  How's it going?  Have you broken any resolutions?  Did you even make any?

Wanna know what my resolutions for 2013 are?  Of course you do.  :P

1. Be healthier.
This doesn't mean that I'm gonna go all crazy about weighing, measuring, calorie counting, etc.
I simply want to go to bed earlier, eat more fresh and homemade food, and make a habit out getting in some form of daily exercise.

2. I want to be more accepting of myself and those I love.  I tend to cut friends some slack but I hold myself and the ones closest to me up to some seriously high standards!  I think that expecting the best isn't bad, but being unrealistic, judgmental, and ugly when I fall short of the goal or when loved ones let me down just isn't healthy.

3.  I want to take every single class that BYU offers in their online independent studies series.   I should probably make this a goal to extend over 2013 and 2014.  We'll see.  Again, struggling with being realistic about what I can accomplish in a day.

4.  I want to attempt to be more connecting.  I'm a project person and I often brush others off when I'm in the middle of working on something.  I want to try harder to pull myself away from my activities long enough to give my husband a genuine hug and kiss good-bye and/or hello, to look my girls in the eyes when they interrupt to tell me something, and to think about how I can help when I friend texts me about their struggles.  Basically, I want to be more Christlike in my daily interactions with others.  I want to truly love people because those relationships are a million times more important than checking something off my to-do list. 

So - there they are.  Just 4, but I've still got my work cut out for me. 

Happy New Year!  Let's make 2013 the best yet!


My Journey With Candida said...

You have some great goals!! They sound more realistic than many other people are trying to do.

I made no resolutions this year. I never stick to them anyway so for me there is no sense in making them.

My Journey With Candida said...

I forgot.... Happy New Year to you and yours!!

alissa apel said...

I want to be healthier, not crazy calorie counting like you. I want to drink more water throughout the day. I also want to post more recipes. I want to keep up with the housework.

mun said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! I do not make special resolutions for the new year. Will try to live each moment as if it is the last.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love your resolutions and #4 resonates with me!

I like the definition of JOY that I was taught as a child.


May you have a lovely, peaceful and prosperous New Year!

Are We There Yet! said...

Happy New Year!! I am a little late making my rounds.

Faith said...

I love your list! I need to write mine down soon.

I def want to be healthier this year. Huge goal this year for me.

Happy New Year!