Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

Each year, like millions of other people, I make a few new resolutions for the New Year. I hesitate to make them, because just like everyone else, I have a hard time sticking to them in the busyness of life. I have good intentions, but intentions get you no where. However, I think that if I can make these resolutions habits even if they only last a few months, at least my life will be better for a few months! So without further ado, here are my resolutions for the new year:
  1. Take time to enjoy my children. I realized that by the end of this decade, my oldest will be twenty, and Jordan will be sixteen. It is important that I make the most of each day to mold and shape them into the godly characters I want them to be. I am vowing to spend more QUALITY time with them. Not time spent saying "clean your room"or time in the same room with them while we all do something different, but real moments together. I plan to spend more time playing games, reading books, and fostering real conversations with them. I know in our busy lives this will be hard, but I figure if I can just take 15 minutes of individual time with them each day, this will really make a difference. Who knows? Maybe they'll enjoy the time with their mom so much they will actually seek out me for more time together. There's always hope right?
  2. Exercise more often. I know-this one I make each year, but this year I really want to do something about my weight and my health in general. Now that we are living with Brian's parents, and there is a treadmill upstairs where we are staying I have NO excuse. I must do something different in this department.
  3. Spend more quality time in the Word of God. Enough said.
  4. Practice saying NO! I inherited this problem from my father, but I have got to make a change here. I have so many opportunities presented to do this or that, but I must begin to prioritize and only take on that which is most important. This is where I struggle- choosing between what's good and what's God's best for me. Perhaps more time in the Word will help me discern these things.

Well, I think that is enough to tackle for now. We'll check back on these resolutions in a few months, and see how I am doing. Feel free to keep me accountable and ask me how I am doing. I could use an accountability partner!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yea, saying "No", that is great news. Hope you can stick to it, Baby. You do so much for everyone and stretch yourself. I'm pulling for you. Love, Mom