New Year’s Resolutions Early

Okay, so bear with me.  I’m a planner.  It brings me joy to think ahead.  It also brings be worry!  I was all in a tither last night about where our kids would stay in two weeks after school when my husband and I travel to his ten year work anniversary dinner.  Two weeks away people…I like to know who, what, when, where and why I do things.  How about you?  Do you plan or wait until the final hour?

The final hours of our year are here.  We have November and December 2014 then bam…it will be a new year…2015.  I try New Year’s resolutions each year, and usually I totally bust.  I thought it may be nice to set some more realistic ones this time around and go for it early!

So here goes…

I will take time to do a yoga DVD or go to yoga class once per week.  (I used to go twice a week for a bit…then I fell off that wagon and began driving here there and everywhere!)  I want to slow and be less busy.  I need to carve out time to stretch this body and breathe on a mat.  Yes, it is that simple.

I will plan a storybook lesson each week for the kids at work.  I’m a pediatric speech therapist, and I love to read.  I incorporate books every week but not with every child.  If I plan ahead a bit I can use my home and office resources paired with creativity and Pinterest projects to make/create some fun stuff that bridges language learning through books.

I will snuggle our sons more.  I am often on the go around the house doing chores or preparing meals.  I love to snuggle them and read or see what they are doing on their tablets…I just need to carve out that space and time.  Leave some chores unattended…oh wait…that is super easy! (I do that already).

I will leave my cell phone in a designated place.  I am queen of losing my phone.  I thank God we have a landline so I can call my cell phone and listen for its location.  Spot to be determined.  Wait…let’s make it the clock shelf or it’s charger at my bedside.

I will try one new dinner recipe per month. I tend to make similar things for our family or jazz it up freestyle.  Following recipes may be a good thing.

I will not grumble about tasks I chose to take.  I like to volunteer for things, but I am quick to lose patience with myself or others.  Grace.  Quiet.  I’ll work on that.

I will print out this list. 

Matthew 5:16

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Let your light shine …



3 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolutions Early

  1. elizabethfstewart 2014-11-20 — 17:45

    It looks like you’re heading into the new year prepared! I’m here from Holley’s today. Happy to “meet” you!


  2. Love your list!!! I’m a planner too…a fault. 🙂 I’ve been working on the cell phone thing this year…it was becoming an appendage. Yoga…love that too! Can’t wait to hear how the list plays out. Blessings!

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  3. Jenn,
    I love your early New Year’s resolutions! And I’m a lot like you – -it gives me joy to plan ahead – -love that! I think this is a gift of sorts because we savor the pre-planning, the actual experience, and then we re-live it through our memories and words! 🙂

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