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1) I want to make monthly personal, family, and household goals and actually complete them. All year. The key to following through with this type of goal is accountability so I'll probably use this blog for that. At the beginning of each month I plan devote posts to the goals for the month and then recap posts at the end. We tend to have items on our To Do lists that we put off over and over again and I am hoping that this resolution will help us actually get them done! The funny part is that these tasks are relatively easy and things that would be pretty quick to take care of once we get them started.
2) I NEED to make exercise a part of my life again. I used to exercise regularly but have given myself a break this year and I sure do feel it. My muscles are tighter than they've ever been, I've lost a lot of muscle tone and I don't have cardiovascular stamina. Being active is part of our "preventative medicine" lifestyle so I need to make it a priority again.
3) Last but not least, I want to become more efficient with my time. I tend to "piddle" as my mom used to say. It just comes with the type of person that I am. I am typically laid back, easy going and low stress. Along with those qualities comes a working pace that would rival a snail's. I rarely think to look at a clock and since I have a tendency to make lofty To Do lists, I feel disappointed a lot. I still use some of FlyLady's tactics and my favorite is racing against a timer. I plan to start wearing my sport watch and racing it daily during household tasks. I am hoping that after a month or so of doing that, I will have formed new habits of moving a little quicker and really getting some To Do's taken care of. I tried to live by this today and I really felt better about myself by the end of the day. I feel like making this change would solve a lot of the "time always gets away from me" problems. The time is there I just use twice as much as I really need to.
I don't want to overwhelm myself with too many and I think in reality even what is listed above will be a lot to take on but I have you guys to hold me to it!
What are your New Year's resolutions? It will be here before we know it so give it some thought and share them in the comments!