I’ve made and broken many a New Year’s Resolution. The past few years, I didn’t even bother setting resolutions because they seem made to be broken.
A resolution is nothing more than a goal, so why do we so often set them, work strongly at making them reality for a few weeks, then fizzle out like a campfire in Southeast Alaska?
Resolutions are a JOKE. Literally. People joke about resolution all the time, we roll our eyes at people who set them, and we break our own resolutions within minutes of setting them.
I saw a fellow blogger make a comment about how she broke her 2013 resolution on Day 1, and asked if she could get a do-over. The great thing about life is that you get lots of do-overs. A resolution is nothing more than making a decision to do something, whatever that something is, and stick with it for life, not just a year, and certainly not just a day. You have the ability wake up EVERY, SINGLE morning and resolve to do something. You don’t have to wait for Jan 1 to follow through with a resolution. I started Paleo on October 22, 2011. Did I eat Paleo every single day last year? Nope. But I did adopt it as my lifestyle and have stuck with it because it is a healthy, wonderful thing that I can do for my body.
So this year, I’m staring all of you Resolution haters in the face and telling you that I AM making Resolutions this year. While I might not get them right all the time, I WILL make the decision every morning that I wake up to follow through with these Resolutions. If I fall off of the wagon one day, that’s alright! There is always tomorrow. Making a Resolution is more about changing your life for the better and less about what % of the time you stick to them.
So make your resolutions, then make the decision every single day that you are a new person.
Now without further ado, here are the Dirty Floor Family’s resolutions:
1. I resolve to continue to make Paleo my lifestyle and to make better choices when eating out.
2. I resolve to be better about meal planning in order to remain healthy and to save time & money.
3. I resolve to go to the gym no less than 4 times per week, with a goal of 6 times per week. Not because I HAVE to, but because I WANT and LIKE to.
4. I resolve to be nicer to my children and to remember to stop and breathe before reacting.
5. I resolve to spend more individual time with each of my children. I have no idea how on earth I will make this work, but I am going to try.
6. I resolve to look into options on finishing my Bachelor’s degree. I don’t have to START this year, but I need to have a plan.
1. I resolve to enjoy my life more (he said this with SO much joy)
2. I resolve to take more vacations from work. (I gasped!)
2. I resolve to be nicer to my family
1. I’m going to learn how to be more understanding towards The Muffin and The Stinky
2. I’m going to participate in St. Baldrick’s Day and have my head shaved to raise money for Children’s Cancer. You can donate money on my behalf by clicking this link. (I know, my son is amazing)
1. I’m going to color.
2. I’m going to ballet.
3. I’m going to listen to Mommy & Daddy more. (no, that one wasn’t coerced.)
1. I’m going to be potty trained at some point. Soon.
2. I’m going to stop throwing terrible temper tantrums when Mommy won’t let me try to climb back into her womb.
3. I’m going to start talking and stop whining.
What are YOUR resolutions? Link up below so we can support one another on our quests for better lives.