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!






7 comments:

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.

Jesus
Others
Yourself

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!