So I have never been a fan of New Year’s resolutions. I have always tried to just change something right then and there if I felt it needed changing! With that being said I have decided that this year I am going to make a New Year’s To Do List.
This will be a list of things I really want to accomplish this year, or at least start doing this year, or try to start doing this year, or maybe just think really hard about trying to start doing these things, or possibly just feel better about myself by saying I want to do these things…okay ha ha you get the point.
What I am trying to say is I am hopeful that I will be able to carry out some of these things, but I am also positive I will not only fail at some of these, but some will not even get started this year.
Never the less I want to try to so I thought it would be fun to not only make a list for myself, but make you all privy to it also! So here it is:
New Year’s To Do List 2012
1.) Put God first in every decision I make!
I always feel like I need someone else to help me make a decision. I don’t ever want to hear from someone that they would have made a different decision because then I second guess myself, when in my heart I know who to go to for help. I believe if I put God first everything else will fall into place.
2.) Put more effort into the relationships in my life that are good for me.
While doing this I will also have to accept the fact that some people in my life are not good for me, whether they may be friends or family, and I will need to try and find peace in letting these not so good relationships go.
3.) Pray for my husband and my children daily.
I am constantly worrying about my husband and my children, and I have decided if I spent a quarter of this time praying instead of worrying the results might be amazing.
4.) Begin teaching my daughter that we shine from the inside out.
I have dieted for a while now, because I have been pregnant so many times in the last 8 years that I felt it had really taken a toll on my body. I made the decision to lose weight for myself and no one else, and I wanted to do it for my health and to get my energy back. While I want all my children to be healthy, it is more important for me to teach my daughter especially that she does not have to look a certain way, or be a certain size to be beautiful. Everyone is beautiful, and true beauty shines from within.
5.) Begin teaching my oldest boy that the time to be a gentleman is NOW!
Call me old fashioned, but my boys will be gentleman even if it kills me. They will respect girls and treat them differently than boys even if it is not politically correct anymore. (P.S. more on this subject which I am very passionate about in my next blog)
6.) Really embrace being a stay at home mom.
By this I mean stop trying to convince everyone I work just as hard as a working mom. Let’s face it I work extremely hard, for no monetary compensation, with no set hours, and without much thanks! But I also get to do it while wearing yoga pants, I take coffee and facebook breaks whenever I want, I get to watch cartoons while doing laundry, and the “bonuses” come in forms of hugs and kisses! I am blessed by being able to stay home and I love it and that is all that should matter.
7.) Stop thinking my house has to be clean to have guests over.
I will convince myself it is okay to play with my kids rather than clean! My motto this year is “let me hit the toilet with a disinfectant wipe and you can come on in!”
8.) Tell my children yes more than I tell them no.
My children get in trouble a lot, but I think I can do this one even if it means never telling them no to reading them a book, doing a puzzle, playing dress up, dancing, or any of those other things I seem to think I am too busy for.
9.) Go on a date with my husband once a month.
Time away for Jonathan and I has become almost non-existent since we have 4 children 7 years old and younger! Even if I have to pay a babysitter with money we don’t have, or belittle myself to begging one of my parents I really want to make this one happen.
10.) Drink wine and eat almonds for dinner if I want to and NOT FEEL GUILTY ABOUT IT!!!
I have been a worry wart my entire life, and to be completely honest it is about to exhaust me. I am constantly analyzing everything and anything in my life, including things that are ridiculous for me to be thinking about.
So I guess this one is most important for me this year…to enjoy the people, things, and moments in my life that are dear to me, and let those around me judge if they must, but not let it make me think I need to change! Happy New Year Everyone!!!