Monday, January 02, 2006


Here we go. I actually don't like New Year Resolutions because in reality, who really ends up keeping there's? It seems like a waste of time. But I guess if I make resolutions it forces me to focus on my life and I can work on trying to accomplish these goals.

1) Take care of myself
This includes going to bed on time, eating right, and getting some exercise in (even if that just means dancing to the Wiggles with kids in the living room).

2) Building my routines for running this house one at a time so they stick instead of trying to do EVERYTHING overnight. I'm going to focus on ONE each month for each category (taking care of myself and the house). For the month of January, the habits I'm establishing are to go to bed on time and cleaning up the hot spots around the house each night so they don't become forest fires. I'm a dork, and little things make me happy, so I will reward myself with a sticker on my calendar for each day that I accomplish these.

3) Limiting tv time for everyone in the house
This will be tough. But I think it will help me with both of my other goals if I wasn't watching as much tv. So no one else can either. :)

4) Get up to date with my scrapbooks.
I would LOVE to be able to scrapbook current pictures. I want to be working on the current year as it unfolds. But I feel like I should catch up before I do that. I am going on a scrapbooking weekend the first weekend in February (I CAN'T WAIT!) and will be spending all day this Saturday scrapbooking as well (WOOHOO!). Hopefully I can at least be totally organized by the end of the day Saturday so that I can accomplish a ton at my weekend.

I was going to list unfinished projects here too, but I think that may get to be overwhelming and depressing, so I'll just leave it at these four resolutions/goals and see how I do.

Wish me luck!


Elaine said...

Re: scrapbooking current photos -- I definitely recommend doing some of this, so that you'll feel at least a little caught up. If I only ever worked on older pictures, I don't think I'd keep scrapbooking. Having the memories fresh and fun when I'm working on the pages is much more stimulating... And like I said on my blog -- gives me the momentum to keep going on the stuff that might not fire me up as much.


Anjali said...

Sounds like a great list Rachel, and very similar to my own. (Minus the scrapbooking, which is just not my thing.)