Sher over at Thursday’s Thoughts has posted her list of New Year’s resolutions and she is encouraging other book bloggers to post theirs as well. There’s something magical about the beginning of a new year. It’s a chance to set things straight and to make corrections where needed.
With that said, here’s my list:
1. Increase “quality” time with family. We have family days, but we need more of them.
2. Devote more time to true friends. The ones that give and take. The ones that share and grow with me. As you can probably guess by this entry, I had a couple of issues with friends in 2008. Looking to change that with the new year.
3. Read more. I really love to read, but it takes a backseat to the rest of my schedule and I am going to try and re-work that a bit. I also plan to read more of what “I” want to read.
4. Simplify my life. I’ve already gotten one comment saying that it may not be possible, and she is probably right but I am going to try to cut some stuff out to make room for the things that really matter. I really want to simplify the whole “get home, cook dinner, do homework” routine. It really takes its toll on me and I am left with very little time for myself when all is said and done.
5. Learn how to say “No!” I have SUCKER written on my forehead when it comes to volunteering for stuff.
6. I’m not going to include the obligatory “go to the gym” or “eat right” resolution because I do that as often as I can anyway, but on the note of self improvement, I want to work on my patience a little. I am not a patient person. I want things now…not tomorrow and it’s something that causes me a great deal of stress when things do not go as planned.
My list is not nearly as fun as some of the others I have read but it’s what I have been thinking about while off from work. If you want to join in, check out Sher’s post and start writing.
5 thoughts on “Resolutions Anyone?”
I am not a resolution-maker but I do understand – I think! – why people do. It may be akin to the reason I don’t join challenges, both give me some sense of stress that I wasn’t looking for.
I'd like to double the amount of reading I did this year next year. This means less computer & TV time. >>Also, I'd like to actually find and spend time with friends outside of my husband and his friends (who are nice, but I miss girl-friend time). I haven't figured out quite how to do this yet.
Mine will be similar to yours- more patience. More patience. More patience. He is only three.>>Less wasted time, unless it’s wasted time with the kids.>>I need to think more on it, but hopefully will have a post some time today.
I need WAY MORE patience!
Good luck with all your resolutions for 2009 (I don’t make “resolutions”, just try to make “changes” or “improve habits” 🙂 )>>your desire to simplify struck me … I’m with you there! One thing that makes our dinner time easier is for me to meal plan at the beginning of the week. It makes that witching hour so much smoother if I already have this one big task taken care of.>>Happy New Year, Ti!