Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Years Resolutions? No way!

Happy New Years!  I hope everyone had a great time ringing in the New Years last night and that your hangovers are mild.  ;-) 

I enjoyed my week off - my kids spent the week between Christmas and New Years with their father and I spent most of that time cleaning, purging household stuff we didn't need any more, and finished off a few projects so I could start off the New Year with a clean slate.  Of course, now that the holidays are over, it's time to settle back down into the joys of everyday life once again.  The kids are home, the Christmas gifts have been tossed into a corner and forgotten about, and the days are...well, let's just stay that chaos has returned home to roost once again.

With the start of a new year, people everywhere are talking about New Years Resolutions.  Personally, I don't do resolutions - those always feel like "wishes".  Instead, I sat down while the kids were gone and wrote Yearly Goals for me, my kids (homeschooling), and my business.  Then I wrote out January's mini-goals, adding a few miscellaneous things that I've noticed need to be worked on (like reading all the email newsletters I've been dumping into a folder and ignoring for the last year.   Oops.)  I also took some time to tweak our daily and weekly schedule to ensure we have time to meet these goals. As I often tell people: it's not all Netflix and Bonbons over here...  ;-)

I'm proud to say that nowhere on my goals does it say "lose weight".  Yep, you read that right - I've decided that striving to "lose weight" on top of everything else will drive me slowly insane.  I want to focus on eating right (hello, Paleo!) and exercising more.  And if I lose weight....well, that will be a great side effect of all my hard work.  I'm not saying that I'm 100% happy with where I am - I'd love to lose another 25 lbs - but really, with everything else I want to do this year, something has to give, right?  So, no more scale watching for me.  I'll step on the scale once a month just to see where I am, but otherwise, it's being ignored.

What about you?  What are your Annual Goals this year?

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