On New Year's Eve it snowed in my hometown. It NEVER ever snows here! Think Palm trees (you gotta see this picture) and 100 degree weather almost year round. The boy's Grandparents live about 10 minutes from us up in the wine country and this was taken on the way to their house. We bundled the boys up and headed out for a morning of snow play. I took this snow phenomenon as a sign that the New Year is going to be unpredictable and awesome.
I feel like the new cool thing is to say you're not making New Year's resolutions. Maybe it's because most people who make them don't end up keeping them (I mean I am more than guilty of that) and those people are just tired of letting themselves down or setting themselves up for failure. Or maybe some people just find it pointless and would rather just start something new when they feel like it, not just at the beginning of a new year. Who knows...
So call me old fashioned but I love and will always love making resolutions at the beginning of the year. I love the idea of getting a fresh start or an excuse to make changes. I think as a person you can always strive to be a little better and by writing down goals or things I would like to work on, it helps hold me accountable and more likely to make changes.
So here are a few things that I plan to work on in 2015:
- Get dressed more. I want to make an effort to put on actual outfits and get ready opposed to just staying in my sweaty gym clothes all day, which is pretty awesome I know. It's all about time management for me and I know I can make it happen if I just do a little less dilly dallying in the mid morning after the gym and get my butt moving and in gear.
- Make date night with my husband a priority and establish a day once a week where we can have someone watch the kids even if it's for a couple hours just so we can get out and talk and re-connect.
- Get back on the continuous glucose monitoring system for my diabetes (I have an appointment to do so this Friday) and get my blood sugars in better control. I feel like I have been slacking big time in this very important department lately.
- Say yes more and say no more. Are you confused? Ha! What I mean is this year I want to say yes more to the things that I enjoy and look forward to and say no more to the things that ultimately stress me out and overwhelm me. Maybe that's verging on selfish but I'm okay with that.
And there is my list! Are you a resolution or goal maker? If so, I would love to hear a few things that are on your list this year as well.