I’m not much for New Years resolutions. Heck, I’m the girl who quit smoking on a random day in May. I don’t usually need something like a new calendar to spur me toward change if I need to make change. However, this winter has been a little gloomy for me mood-wise and I need to pick my rear up put of the dirt and get back on track. With that in mind, these are my Mom Resolutions to make 2013 more fun for me and both of my kids:
- Get organized: I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants on activities for us and it’s resulting in a lot of aimless afternoons. I need to get onto some community calendars and mailing lists so I can plan fun time for us all.
- Unplug: I’m an admitted social media junkie but I need to put my phone away and pay more undivided attention to my kids.
- Date more: And by date, I mean my husband. We haven’t gotten out much since the baby came along and it’s time for that to change. We need fun adult time to recharge and reconnect.
- Admit my limits: I can’t do it all. I can do a good job with the kids, a good job as a writer, and a good job as a spouse but I can’t also do a good job as a housekeeper. I need to cut to the chase and hire a service to help me out. Indulgent? Maybe. Good for my whole family? Yes.
- Serve my community: My son is old enough to help with service projects so I want to do more of them as a family. We can take food to the food bank, toys to the children’s hospital, or pack care packages for the USO together.
- Paint my kitchen: I so hate the paint in my kitchen. I just need to get off my butt and do it.
- Get outside: It’s way too easy to lounge around the house, even when I know fresh air and sunshine help everyone’s mood. I need to start taking walks with the baby while my son is at school
- Connect: I know lots of great moms in my area. However, I seldom make the effort to schedule stuff with them because I’m socially awkward and afraid of rejection. I need to get braver about that. Adult conversation is important to me.
- Do meal planning: I need an app or a website to help me plan meals. My poor husband doesn’t complain but hes got to be tired of the food repetition around here.
- Me time: I wrote about this recently. I don’t do much that’s just for me and it shows. I’m not as well-grounded as I was when my sense of self was bolstered by self-care. It’s time to take care of me, too.
What are your New Year’s resolutions?
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