To say 2013 was busy is an understatement: between four kids including a baby, a new house that required a lot of work, and general every day stuff, there weren’t enough hours in a day to keep up with all the things that had to be done. Things had to be prioritized. Something had to give. It was an opportunity to reassess what is important and what isn’t.
Since I can’t do it all (though sometimes I think I can and drive myself and, I am sure, my husband, crazy), this year I decided to focus on a few areas that matter most:
1. Being mindful and apprehensive of routine stuff (on-going house and car maintenance, bills, health related things, etc.). It is easy to let things slip but it always backfires. Ignoring that sort of chores comes out too expensive in the end.
2. Being truthful to what I believe in, and acting on my beliefs: making my actions and interactions more meaningful. That includes being a better communicator.
3. Managing the stress more efficiently. I haven’t been very good about it lately and it affects everyone in my family. The first step is to identify the specific triggers, and then address them one by one. I will be sharing tips and techniques as I try them.
I look forward to this year– with new opportunities and, no doubt, a fair share of challenges. I intend to make it a great year– a year of personal growth and learning, and new experiences for my family.
How about you? Do you make New Year’s resolutions? What are your hopes for the year 2014?