I’ve never been big on lofty New Year’s resolutions. Seems like just about everyone realizes now that they usually get more satisfaction and see better results when they make small goals in the new year that can be attained by making little adjustments in daily living. That seems more the stuff of long-term habitual change and, really, isn’t the whole point of starting the new year with goals to better yourself over the long haul?
Tomorrow I’ll share with you some of the projects around my house I’m hoping to accomplish in the new year. For today, here are my small goals in 2013.
Find a new dentist, and go at least annually. Our dental insurance was switched almost two years ago now and I never found a new dentist in our new network. Which means I haven’t been to the dentist in two years. And my four year old has never been. Don’t judge. I do fastidiously brush my and my daughters’ teeth!
Take vitamins every day. I’m on about a once a month schedule right now. Pretty sure that’s not having any positive effect at all.
Be lying in bed at 10 p.m. every night. This is going to be a hard one. As part of this goal, I plan to wash my face and brush my teeth as soon as I get my daughters to bed each night. Then I’ll head downstairs and do my photo editing, blog post writing, and reply to e-mails. And when it’s 10:00 I will shut my computer and walk upstairs. I’ve been averaging about 6 hours of sleep a night for the past several months and it’s taking its toll. Time for a change.
Get my hair cut! I like having long hair…but it’s now been somewhere in the 6-8 month range since I’ve had it cut. I’m just so darn lazy about it. I will try to go at least every 5 months starting this month.
And, hopefully, by writing it all down, I’ll be extra-super motivated to make these little things happen!
Happy New Year all. Thank you for reading!!