Ok, I admit it, I love making resolutions. I love the possibilities that this time all my goals will be realized. But, man, I have so many! Here are the ones that just pop into my head:
* eat healthier — ideally that would be give up wheat, sugar and processed foods * take care of myself–ideally tennis, yoga, weights, regular hair/nail/massage * start learning a language –can be conversational in 3 months according to Tim Ferriss * spend more time w Coco and get her into more activities she loves — ballet, art & music * live more in the present and enjoy Coco in the moment before she grows up * spend more time on photography & writing –blog daily, write book ideas, learn camera * get more stable financially –pay down debt, save * stop complaining, be grateful and give thanks daily
And there’s more. But I don’t want to be like so many of us and fail by mid-January. So I must pare down. Let’s see… do these sound more realistic?
* eat healthier — don’t bring wheat or sugar products into the home, reduce all when out * sign up for tennis lessons, do other exercises at home with tapes * massage 1x/wk, nail appointment 2x/mo, hair appt. 1x/every 2 months * open my Rosetta Stone and start reviewing French or Spanish * signing Coco up for ballet, dinner out every Wednesday after her swimming lesson * blog daily (www.coconutphoto.wordpress.com), start one book, learn camera * start Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover * wear bracelet and switch wrists w every complaint, be grateful, give thanks
And if that’s too detailed and complicated?
* no candy * work out once a week * look presentable * practice French via Skype with one of 5 friends who speak it fluently * ballet * blog lots, take better pictures * pay off one credit card * be grateful
And if I can’t manage that?
* Share a Snickers, paid for in cash, with Coco after her ballet lesson and blog about it?
Nah! I am going to DO THIS cause it’s January 2012 and I’ve made my resolutions and I’m sticking to them! I will update you monthly and let you know how things are going!
Are you making (and expecting to keep) New Year’s resolutions?