Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Resolutions and whatnot...

So, I figure that if I'm going to do a post about life changes and resolutions, I should probably do it before January comes to a close...

Last year, my resolution was simply to "be a better version of me."  Overall I would say that I did a pretty good job.  I lost 25 lbs (though I gained 7.5 back thanks to holiday bingeing and a new found addiction to pistachios)...  I've integrated yoga into my life...  I've done well with menu planning (and mostly sticking to it)...  I even yell at my kids [a little] less.

...but isn't that what life is about?  Being the best that you can be, doing the best that you can and trying to make changes when you realize that you were in the wrong or that thing aren't going as planned...

That's what I want my life to be, anyway.

So, I think that this year's "resolution" (if that's what you want to call it) is the same thing as last year.

I'm hoping to continue sharing what works for me -and what doesn't work- and maybe some of you will be able to learn from my accomplishments and mistakes.  A few areas that I'm hoping to continue improving upon include (but are most definitely not limited to):
  • being more HEALTH conscious (it's not all about weight loss, it's about eating right and moving more as well!  Also being aware of my mental well-being! )
  • being more environmentally aware (reduce, reuse, recycle more!!!)
  • loving on my kids more (not reacting so much and hugging and saying, "I love you" more!)
  • ORGANIZING and being honest about what should be purged!   (a constant battle in our home, myself included)
  • daily journaling (even if it's just a little note on gratitude in my to-do book)
I'm sure I could keep listing off things that I would like to change/areas to grow in, but part of all of this is not overwhelming myself and just doing the best that I, as an individual/mother/human, can do.

thoughts from tinsnips & scissors

Did you make a resolution this year?
Are there specific areas in your life (that you have control over) that you'd like to change?


  1. My biggest resolution is to work on consistency. I always have certain areas I try to make progress on, but I tend to be very all or nothing about them. This method allows for a lot of initial progress but then leaves me floundering when my intense approach gets derailed by life. This year I am working on consistency will small steps toward goals that will lead to better long term success.

    1. That's a great one, Amy! I could use some consistency in my life as well... ;)

      Thanks for sharing!