I had dreams of thinking of some good 2014 resolutions. Normally, I am not one to make resolutions because I think that people (including myself) generally can’t stick to them. People almost set themselves up for failure dreaming up lofty goals that are not realistic. At this point in my life though, I need to TRY to make a greater effort so I might as well start now knowing that I don’t expect to achieve all of them. Some of them are really small, but some of them are much bigger so I will need to sort of check in myself to see how I’m doing. Some of them are actual resolutions while others are just small general goals.
- Be less stressed out. This is a HUGE one for me, and really the most important. I spend so much time being stressed out, and I need to try and diffuse it better and feel it less somehow. Most of my stress is at work, and then balancing home and work. There are just not enough hours in the day – 7 days per week.
- Get the trash and recycling sorted the night prior. My husband laughed at me when I stated this as my first new year’s resolution, but it actually ties into me feeling less stressed. Dealing with a morning routine with a baby, a dog, breakfast needs for seemingly a million people, getting ready, drying hair, loading the car up etc. + gathering and putting out all of the trash and recycling is a massive stressor and pain in the ass. This one I have control over so No More!
- Find time for myself. We’re talking like, finding 1 hour per week for myself to do whatever I want to do – taking a bath, getting my nails done, laying in bed watching something I want to watch on TV, taking the dog on a special walk, etc. This goes for my husband as well, or I just think it’s only fair for both of us to try and do this. This one seems simple, but might actually be the hardest one.
- Get more organized. I’m scatter brained, and super disorganized now. The house is a total disaster and reflects who we are these days. We’ve been taking baby steps towards this already though! We now finally have a kitchen pantry instead of piling extra food stuff on the counters like college students. I think that I’ll always be pretty disorganized, but the least I can do is small things here and there when I can.
- Be better to my body. The past 4-6 months have really been like survival mode: eat whatever can be found and quick. I will go days without eating lunch at all, and then eating only super processed dinners, and days without a vegetable, or just coffee. Some weekends all I eat is pizza. I don’t like the way that I feel, and I know that most of that has to do with my nutrition. This will be baby steps, and the first parts of that for me are to drink more water and to eat more veggies.Does that feel like an unrealistic amount of change in one year? It kind of does to me, but even if I make a few strides in those areas it will still feel like a big win. I ate three whole meals today and drank 3 tall glasses of water, that alone was a mini-win!