Monday, December 28, 2009

Resolutions

I don't make new years resolutions anymore.  In fact, I practically refuse to make them.  Why would that be?  My reasoning is simply because of the fact that most resolutions are focusing on the negativity that you see in yourself which causes yourself to be bound and determined to change that - only to fail miserably by the third week of January!  Does this mean that there is absolutely nothing about myself that I want to change - that there is nothing that could use some improvement?  Well, of course it does!  I kid, I kid!  Trust me, I am one of the farthest people from perfect that you will ever meet - I just have an ego that makes up for the lack of perfection! What it does mean, however, is that I want to make resolutions that I will be excited to keep, rather than things that I know I have to keep.  For example, Claire and I got a Wii Fit for Christmas, as we both have "need to work out more frequently" on our list of potential resolutions.  The wonderful thing about that is that we now have a FUN way to work out, and we are doing it together, which is great for accountability.  Another resolution I could potentially have is to keep our house clean and to do it more frequently.  Can I tell you that there is absolutely NOTHING fun about that resolution?!  How about changing it, though, so that it is fun.  Guess who taught me that cleaning is a fun thing?  This guy did:

That's right - my almost-four-year-old taught me that cleaning is a LOT of fun.  So now, when it's time to do some house cleaning, he helps me!  I tell you what, it's a lot more motivating to get stuff done when your child is the one telling you that it's not a hard thing to do!

Resolutions: maybe I have them, but I definitely don't have them the way I used to have them.  No longer am I going to make goals that are unattainable.  If I want to reach my goal of working out for 30 minutes every day, then I'm going to start my goal by aiming to work out for 30 minutes three times per week.  Make them attainable steps and it's something I'm far more likely to stick with! :)
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Stay tuned for a highlight of our Christmas celebrations as well as a highlight of how absolutely fun my birthday party was!  Happy New Year to all of you! :)

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