Seriously. Don’t you feel like that when people tell you their resolutions? Of course, as I write this, I am also drinking weight loss fennel tea but that’s just scientific curiosity and has absolutely nothing to do with the time of year.
It seems the bulk of resolutions are dreary: lose weight, exercise more, save money type things. Really, if January weren’t bad enough (-25F right now, I actually got a brain freeze in the grocery store parking lot) we have to promise to do a lot of things that we don’t want to do and then bore everyone with it? Last year, I wrote about making resolutions that I could actually keep. This year, I had a different idea.
I do like the idea of the fresh start of New Years. Every New Year, I go to Office Max and buy a big accordion file for this year’s receipts, paystubs, tax documents, and insurance papers. I get one in a pretty color and get some new file folders, pens, and post it notes to match. By the end of the year, it doesn’t even close, but I can usually find the document I’m looking for pretty quickly, and in my chaotic life, that’s huge. I also like to spend some time thinking about the past year and how the next one can be better. Resolving to do anything on a daily basis is tough. I eat every day, and brush my teeth, and pretty much every other activity might possibly be skipped. Weekly lists might be better. My list looks something like this:
Do something new with my family like these fun people
Write something (which I am fulfilling now)
Sew something (because I like to sew)
These ideas seem like a more manageable, fun way to bring more pleasure to life at home. I’ll let you know how it went in 2 weeks.