I am not normally one to write out a list of things I want to do differently at the beginning of a new year…but for some reason, I feel compelled to do it now & I’ve decided to share some of my “personal goals” with you, in the hopes that writing them out will help hold me accountable to make them happen in 2013. So here are my top 10 resolutions & feel free to share yours in the comments below!
1) Call my dad once a week
He is the first man I loved, the leader of our family & he always gives me sound advice
2) Take my vitamins every day
For someone who is severely anemic, I need to do a better job of remembering my pills…my health depends on it!
3) Be okay with saying “no”
Though it goes against my people-pleasing tendencies, I have seen the stress that comes from stretching myself too thin & it simply isn’t worth it
4) Expand my recipe book
I am always baking up new desserts, but when it comes to making dinner, I pull from the same old repertoire…time to actually try some of those recipes I’ve pinned!
5) Play the piano & sing more often
Music is my first love & nothing elevates my mood faster
6) Take my 9-year-old on monthly mother/daughter outings
Fostering that relationship & building her trust now will reap benefits when she hits those preteen/teenage years
7) Wash my makeup brushes every week
It doesn’t take long to do, prolongs the life of brushes & can prevent breakouts
8) Start working out with my husband
I like to run & dance; he prefers to swim & bike…so we’ve always exercised separately – this year we’re going to try a new DVD workout together & treat it like a “date” after the kids are in bed
9) Make wise purchases
Being a budget shopper, it’s so easy to buy something because “it’s such a great deal” and then end up with things I really don’t need. I want to be smarter about what I buy & only spend my money on pieces I truly love
10) Do monthly community service
Now that my kids are old enough, I want to expose them more to the world around them & teach them to help those in need by finding ways to serve together & give back as a family.