I really enjoy making new years resolutions. I find myself adjusting them, adding to them and making tweaks all year long. I try to be realistic with them and just look at them as goals because, to me, the term resolution is attached to failure. I also try to make sure they serve a good purpose for my health, sanity, relationships or lifestyle. This list will continue to grow and be refined, but I wanted to share with you some resolutions I am making for myself and that Aaron and I are making together. Do you make new years resolutions? What are they?
– Floss everyday: I do not floss nearly enough. I have always been blessed with healthy teeth, and I want to keep it that way. Your gums and teeth are so important to keep clean and have a direct impact on your overall health.
– Write everyday: My friend Shelley and I have been talking for years about writing a childrens’ book and I really need to start writing everything down that enters my head. I don’t go anywhere with out a notebook and I need to start using it!
Talk on the phone with out-of-town friends more often: I love the convenience of social media like Twitter, Facebook, G Chat and Skype because it allows me to keep up with far away friends on a daily basis. What I don’t like is that it makes me so bad at picking up the phone to have a real conversation with those friends. And the friend who don’t use social media? Well they are just screwed! I really want to make phone dates with my friends on a regular basis to actually hear their voice and spend some quality time chatting with them!
– Cheap date nights: Each month one of us will be in charge of planning a cheap-ish date night (or day). We will trade off months and will be able to surprise each other. I thought of this idea as a Christmas gift to each other and Aaron said, “That is just something we should do. Maybe as a New Year’s Resolution” I loved that idea!
Once I start a list like this, I immediately think of more ideas to add. Plus when you guys tell me about your New Years Resolutions, I know I will want to steal some of them, too! Look for some updates.
Starting on my New Years Resolutions