I'm Doing This Stuff in 2013!
Cuz, I'm kind of that way~negative. I know it doesn't sound right. I'm usually a fairly cheerful person, but man, sometimes when I'm alone I can let the pity party come out to play and I really don't like that about myself. In fact, I've realized that this last year particularly, I focused on the negative elements in my life rather than focusing on all of my many, many blessings.
I am sooooo done with that.
From yesterday I wrote, "I got a lot done today and that makes me happy. Dusted and vacuumed, did laundry and finished writing chapter 10" (of my new book~half way done, baby). I always feel good when I can look at my day and see that I've accomplished more than I thought was possible.
From last night, my son wasn't sure if he really wanted to go to an all-area youth dance for New Year's Eve and said, "This confounded social life." The kid just cracks me up. I mean, it's such a horrible thing to have friends when you're almost 15. Yikes! Did I say almost 15??? He's my baby. I think I'll take the next few months nice and slow. He does not need to a have a learner's permit. No, he does not:)
From today I wrote, "Bought lots of fruits and veggies today which I'm actually excited to eat. Even made bread. Hey, this could become a habit." Which brings me to my next, much bigger resolution for the new year. My family has a tendency not to eat that well, which really bugs me because I have tried to teach my boys to make healthy choices. They just don't and so I know it is up to me to make sure that they get the nutrients they need. As for myself, I don't make the best choices sometimes, which is part of why I get down on myself. I want to be healthy and fit and strong as I become an old lady. It's just not possible to be all of those things if I'm grazing on crap. So, let the 40's make-over begin. Too bad I only have one year left to complete it. Sometimes, I am such a dope!
There are other things I want to improve on, like spend 20 minutes first thing everyday working on productivity (aka my new book which I'm calling The Miracle for now) before I open email or Facebook. I think it's important for my mental health to ski at least once a week, and I want to date my husband a whole lot more. And those are resolutions I can keep!
What are you doing for yourself in the new year to be healthy and happy? I'd like to know. Leave me a link and I will drop by.