We’re not big on New Years Resolution. Actually, we’re not real big on New Years in general. I think this is the first time we watched the ball drop in 10 years. I remember the first New Years after Adelyn was born. We put her to bed, and had big plans to stay up and watch the ball drop. About 15 mins to midnight, I look over to see Craig sleeping soundly- and that about sums up the next decade of New Years around here.
So while a New Years Resolution isn’t something I give much thought to, I do give thought to my One Little Word. A single word to focus on, to live with, to investigate, to write about, to craft with, and to reflect upon throughout daily life.
- a settled or regular tendency/practice, especially one that is hard to give up.
- an automatic reaction to a given situation
Why this word? In a past life I was a pessimist. And it’s taken a lot to overcome that attitude and choose to see the positivity in negative situations. I want a life of positivity, joy, intent & purpose. These are all choices & habits can create a positive way to be intentional each and every day.
“Change your habits. Change your life.”
With inviting in new habits, I think it’s important to let go of old habits. Letting go of negativity, self comparison & expectation are all something I would like to be a bit more intentional on this year. They are things that tend to keep me stationary & don’t allow growth.
MORE: quality time, memories, intimacy, positivity, prayer
LESS: negativity, finding what’s wrong, comparison, letting opinions mold my thoughts
AM: meditation, coffee, journaling, devotional, setting intentions
PM: baths, yoga, clean kitchen, set coffee & bedtime prayers.
- meal prep
- morning/evening walks
- more raw meals
- explore florida
I tend to be a very big picture thinker. Big goals & dreams. So big that sometimes I feel like life is passing me by. I’m always looking for those BIG memories to make with the kids- road tripping out west, going to Hawaii or New York- that I forget memories are made in the everyday moments. One of my biggest fears is ending this year feeling like it’s passed me by. Instead of looking for the big memories to make, finding the memories in the right now.
Finding joy in the stillness of or life. The mundane, everyday that’s already shaping their childhood memories. Ending the year with a solid yoga practice again- not necessarily yoga every single day, but a routine that helps me move and stretch and quiet the noise. Honestly, if I can end 2019 with a solid AM routine- coffee, yoga, Jesus & a sense of calmness when the kids wake up- I’ll consider it a complete success.