Friday, January 01, 2010

new year's resolutions anyone?

I am really not one to make outrageous New Year's resolutions simply because I don't ever keep them.  I do great for a week or two, and then I fall back into the comforts of life as I knew it.  Which isn't all bad, because it is a good life.  But, there are a few areas I could definitely make some improvements so our lives will flow a bit smoother, bank accounts robby would smile a bit more, our home would be cleaner, and my spiritual walk with God would be closer.

As I was catching up on a few blogs yesterday, I came across this blog from Trench Mommy with a few suggestions for personal improvement throughout the year.  It reminded me of this blog post where I questioned the idea of just going through the motions in life.  What would I miss out on?  What if I had given every area of my life?

I was just sharing with a friend last night that I feel like some areas of my life have just been blah feeling.  Nothing too serious....just blah!!!  I can't seem to move past that feeling toward a more motivated spirit.  Quit honestly, I hate the feeling.  When I lay my head on my pillow I want to feel like I have had a positive impact on each day and the people that I have crossed paths.  I have an amazing family and an amazing life and I want to make the very best of each moment.

In keeping with the idea from Trench Mommy, here are the areas of my life that I would like to make personal improvements.
  • Family schedule
  • Spiritual growth
  • Personal Finance
  • My husband
  • My children
  • Housekeeping/Organization
  • Nutrition
  • Servanthood
  • Health
  • Work

Although there are many areas I am sure that I could improve, these are the ten that I will focus on that will benefit myself and my family the most.  The problem is...that I want to fix all areas right now.  But you see, this is where/why I fail.  I try to take on to many improvements all at once and I can't possibly fix them all at once.  In reality, none of them are completely broken areas, they just need a little tweaking to make my life flow smoother and happier.

I am going to devote five weeks to focus heavily on each of these areas.  Hopefully with a five week focus, I change some of the bad habits I have developed and turn them into good habits that make my entire family happy.

For now, I will sign off and determine the order in which I will attack each of these areas. I think I have a beginning point, but need to evaluate.   I will map a plan (that I will share with you) and then buckle down for positive effects in my life.

Happy New Years Day to you all.  Praying for a happy, healthy and prosperous year for each one of you.  Much love from our family.


MomBrose said...

I think it's funny that your "areas to improve" are nearly the same as mine :D
Maybe we can work to keep each other accountable or at least encourage if we fall short....
Have a blessed weekend!!

Trench Mommy said...

Wow. Thank you so much for sharing this. It is a HUGE encouragement when something I wrote blessed someone else. I hope we can encourage each other through this year.

Nic said...

Good Luck with the organizing. I really stink at it!