It’s my Resolution Revolution…

1 Jan

The list of things I would like to accomplish this year is long. I tend to have a small problem with my follow through, which is why I continue to amaze myself that I’m still blogging after more than 3 months. A Resolution is defined as the firm decision to do or not to do something, so I guess I can consider this my list of resolutions. And since it is the New Year, I guess they are my New Year Resolutions. Here we go…

1) As I mentioned on Monday, I am going to be a more fiscally responsible person, separating the wants from the needs and continuing to expand my knowledge of being thrifty.

2) I am going to make a point of shaving my legs at least once a week. Yeah, pretty deep I know. Having two little ones to look after and cart all over town, my showers usually have to be pretty quick. My ah ha moment was yesterday when I unexpectedly ended up having to exposed my horribly unshaven legs at the doctor’s office and then the ER. I will never be that mortified again.

3) I would like to make it a point of reading more often and actually finishing the books that I start. Like I said, I have some follow through issues. A few summers ago I read ALL the Harry Potter books in 6 weeks, and enjoyed taking the time to relax and read.

4) I am going to become more crafty. Those of you who know me personally probably know that I’m about as crafty as a flea. Well, all that is going to change in 2010! A few days ago I tried my luck at making a no-sew blanket that I had read about from my favorite fellow Mommy Blogger, and I actually did it! I’m going to make another one in the next couple of weeks and I will be sure to tell you all about it here, so stay tuned.

5) I will pay all my bills on time. I guess that goes hand in hand with being more fiscally responsible, but I’m not giving one red cent more than I have to to anyone. I have a bill organizer so that all my bills are arranged by their due date, so I guess there are no more excuses.

6) I’m pulling my wet erase weekly calendar back out. I tend to get more done when I have a list to check everything off of and plan ahead. I’m going to use different colors for chores, appointments and extra stuff (crafting or working out) to plan my days and check off items as I go. I’ve done this in the past and it worked really well, but for some reason I gave it up and put the calendar away. Well, it’s time I dusted that sucker off and got down to business.

7) Like I said, I function better and am more productive when I plan ahead, so I’m going to plan my meals out ahead of time. This one will also help me be more fiscally responsible too. If I can plan meals around what I have already or what is on sale where I shop, I can save money. I will also know ahead of time what I’m making and how much time it’s going to take. With a weekly menu planned, that’s one less thing to stress about.

All of my “resolutions” are made to streamline my life and take some of the added stress away. I am a high strung person by nature and my stress levels become debilitating very quickly. I want to continue to grow and become a better wife and mother, and in my humble opinion, my goals for this year should put me on my way. I so desperately want this year to be better than last and I know that deep down that has to start with me.

Happy New Year from Mommyland!

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