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New Year, New Me: My New Year’s Resolutions

New Year, New Me: My New Year’s Resolutions

For me, balancing work and life has been a bit of a challenge lately. A prime example? I’m a CrossFit addict…was, I guess. I’ve been twice this month. Twice. In fact I’ve been so infrequently that the two times I’ve been I haven’t even enjoyed it because it was so very hard. I’ve lost some strength and stamina and that saddens me.

Here’s another sign things have gone a little off track this year…each year for Christmas for at least the last 6 years, I give my parents and in-laws these fabulous calendars filled with photos from the last year. I make myself one too. They are time consuming to make but well worth all the hard word. Not this year, at least not yet. There just isn’t time to do this. I’m taking shortcuts just to keep up and again, that saddens me.

But it’s a new year and a new me. I’m not exactly a fan of New Year’s resolutions. I don’t think it’s in any of our best interests for the changing of a calendar year to “force” people to commit to something they may not otherwise do. That being said, I’m not making a change because it’s a new year but rather because it’s time. And that time just happens to coincide with the new year. Here’s the short list of what I plan to tackle in the coming weeks.

My New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

Little boy celebrating New Year's Eve1. I’m getting back to CrossFit. Thankfully, with our annual Paleo Challenge at the gym, I have the perfect excuse. This will certainly be going from 0 to 60, but I can’t think of any better way to do it than with total dedication.

2. Family first. I’m putting down the phone, laptop, iPhone, etc. at the end of the work day…at least until the kids are asleep. Even my kids are groaning about how much I’m working lately.

3. Clutter – watch out! It’s been weeks since I’ve tried to purge anything by selling clothing and toys online, or even just by throwing it in the trash. Even though it’s January, it’s time for early spring cleaning. I’m starting with the car seats that are way past their usable date!

4. Summer vacation planning. There’s no better way to shift gears than by researching and choosing summer camp for kids. It may be 6 months out, but the time to make decisions is in January!

That’s it. I’m keeping it short. Work is not going to slow down, that much I know. The goal for now is trying to embrace a few things in my “life” so I can gain back that work/life balance. What are your plans for life betterment once the holidays settle? Are you making any New Year’s resolutions this January?

Editor’s Note: A New Year means new resolutions! What are your goals for 2015? Share your or your child’s New Year resolution for a chance to win an Osmo for your iPad.


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