Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Year, New Habits

I didn't make resolutions this year....they always seem to set me up for failure. Instead I set a few goals.

1) To work out every* day in January (last year was all about losing baby weight, but now it's about maintaining - something I am finding is actually harder!)  *I know you are suppose to give your body a chance to rest and recover - that is what my yoga days are for.

2) To write a line or two in my planner about what happened that day.

3) We also implimented our new chore chart on the 1st of the year, but that was really more of a coincidence than a new year's resolution. A couple of wonderful side effects of our successful chore system are the fact that I have done some sort of laundry task every single day and with only 10-15 minutes of effort had the house in company ready shape every single day .

4) Design 10 pages in a personal blog book or photo book every day. I'm 250 pages into a book about Sam's first 2 1/2 years already. I am SO excited to see it in print!

5) Start and finish one organizing task every week. So far I have cleaned out/organized our medicine cabinet, laundry room, spice cupboard and created a lunch station.

If you would have told me even one of these things would be true a month into the new year I would have laughed. Following through on these sort of things is not the norm for me. I most certainly don't share this information to brag. I only share it to accknowledge that I actually accomplished all my goals and to encourage you that if I can do it, so can you!

I'm 31 days into the new year, but most importantly I'm 31 days into what have become new habits.

What goals have you set for 2013? What are you doing to make them happen?


  1. Well color me impressed!! I need to do a better job of setting goals!

  2. Lets main goal is to stay sain. So I'm doing Zumba 2 times a week. That helps :o) I'm also trying to do things when I see them. Like if there's something spilled on the stove clean it up THEN, not think "I"ll do that in a minute". Cause minutes turn into hours.
    I"m also trying to be really consistent on working with Jack and Hannah on "school" things. Its easy to work with James as he has nightly homework, but the other two seem to fall through the cracks. I'm also trying to keep up with the laundry and not have any sitting around. Our family closet has helped that ten-fold! No pun intended.
    You are awesome! I couldn't get that much done in a week and you do it in a day!


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