My Non-New Year Resolutions

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I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions – mostly because I don’t like to set myself up to fail.

I try to be as realistic as possible.  I know I won’t diet because I don’t believe in dieting.  I’m wearing maternity clothes now anyway… 🙂  And I won’t exercise regularly because I’m not ready yet.

People only really making lasting change in their lives when they hit a point of pain or aggravation – when their current situation hurts too much to continue.  That’s when the true change happens.

Here are some changes I’m in the process of making:

  1. Eat more greens –  I need the nutrients and don’t want to rely on pills and meat.  Thus, the kale smoothies.  Banana, orange juice, and kale – you can’t even taste the kale!  Super yummy and a great way to get my greens.
  2. Do dishes right away – I’ve decided that I really hate waking up to a sink full of dishes; so, I try to wash the dishes right after I use them.  I’ve been doing it for the last couple of weeks and love the results.  Hopefully I’ll keep doing it.
  3. Neaten up before bed – I like when the dining room table is clear of clutter and Zoe’s toys are picked up.  At night, I’ve been spending a few minutes picking up.  It’s nice having all this energy… here’s to hoping the third trimester will be the same!
  4. No bags or wallets – the Frugal Friday series really helped me take a look at my money habits.  I bought a few too many gifts for myself this past holiday season, I must admit; then, made a vow to my husband that I wouldn’t buy any bags or wallets for myself this year.  I want to add clothes and shoes to the mix, but that just sounds depressing.  I know I can do it, yet it’s scary.  I still find way too much joy in buying stuff.

Well, there you have it, folks.  Realistic.  Specific.  Manageable.

What are some changes you are making?

2 Comments

  1. GO you! I am working at being less fearful in pursuit of my big dreams…we’ll see how that goes!

  2. I love it, Jenn! I made my list on the first and you can see it here: http://abundelic.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/taking-vacation-with-me/

    I’m with you – keep it practical! You know me – is it easy, fun – OK, then, we’re on track! 🙂

    Happy New Year, my friend

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