It's been too long! Greetings, Happy New Year!
I confess, I pushed snooze when the new year rolled around. Typically, I'm eager to drag out the Christmas tree on December 26th, make New Year's resolutions, and clean up and clean out. But this year I dragged.
About a week ago, I realized I needed some direction. So I made some goals.
1. Exercise five times a week. Two of the times will be long walks on the weekends. The other three times, I need to fit in during the weekdays. This gives me two days I don't have to face it. I think that's a nice amount of margin.
Up until recently, I've been relying completely on Pure Barre for my exercise - and I still love it. But for the sake of my time, money, and schedule right now I'm going to make it a once in a while thing when I need an extra hard workout.
2. Deal with my photos. Sort through all my digital files and print the best of the best. My action plan is to spend 15 minutes a day choosing pictures, uploading them, and printing them at Costco. I'm going to do print orders 6 months of pictures at a time. I'm almost half way through 2010. Fifteen minutes is realistic, about the only amount of uninterrupted time I can get. Also, I feel like I only have the capacity to do this project in small batches.
3. Keep a cleaner house. I created a cleaning schedule this week. I already have an order in which I do things every day, but I've never been one for cleaning schedules room by room. This has been my first week and I love the freedom the schedule gives me to focus on certain areas on certain days.
Wednesday- kids bedrooms
Thursday - master bedroom
Friday - living areas
It will be interesting to see if it sticks.
It's amazing how having these few little goals has helped me seize my free time this week. I'm so directionless without a goal.
What about you?
So, do you have any goals/resolutions this year? I know people get annoyed by them. But I've found I can't get anything done without them!