Here’s a fact: I’m not really a resolution-making kind of gal. I kind of find New Year’s Resolutions, in particular, as forced and artificial. I need to resolve to change my life based on a date on the calendar? Please.
For some reason, I feel differently this year. One thing that I have learned is that in order to accomplish something, you need to state it outright and create an intention. So if the idea of resolutions rub you the wrong way, think of the following as my intentions for the New Year.
1. Give back. After this holiday season, I just feel ridiculously blessed. I have a couple ideas, but the first thing I would like to do is adopt a military family through Coupons to Troops. Basically, overseas military families are able to use coupons up to 6 months past their expiration dates. So, for the cost of shipping to an APO address (domestic rates), I’ll be able to pass on coupons that are expired and hopefully help another family.
2. Create a separate House Savings account. My husband and I have recently decided that we would like to move within the next 3-4 years, in conjunction with our children starting primary school. In order to do this, we have to direct all our savings energy to this new House account. We also need to be diligent with our cash envelopes every week.
3. Be more intentional with my time. Make family time count. Make work time count. This basically means much less doodling around on Facebook. And as counter-intuitive as it sounds, I would like to try to do less multi-tasking, and focus fully on whatever I am doing in the moment. With 2 young children at home, this resolution is probably going to be the most challenging.
4. Do yoga once per week. I know, once? That sounds pretty lame. But it’s what is feasible right now, and it makes such a difference in my body and my health throughout the week. As someone who deals with a chronic health issue, I need to make good health a priority so I can accomplish all the other things on my list.
5. Find even more creative and resourceful ways to provide healthy and nourishing food for my family. I’m really thrilled about all the ideas we’ve implemented this past year, like buying a whole organic chicken and making 5 meals from it. I would like to focus more on local sources for the products we use every week, as well.
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