New Years: One of the Few Days We Tell Ourselves the Truth.

New Years day, for me, is one of the few days I tell myself the cold hard truth. It’s a day of personal accountability (fortunately and unfortunately). Do I have all the cliché resolutions? Certainly. Won’t bore you with them. I’ll focus on the ones that I think will be most impactful in 2010.

1. Stop multi-tasking! Um, excuse me, you say? A mom stop multi-tasking?  Okay, to be realistic there is a certain amount of multi-tasking that has to happen. For example, TV and folding laundry. It just makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is to multi-task people. I have realized I sometimes am on the computer when  I am talking on the phone, or looking at a magazine while I sit with my daughter while she colors. In the end, I am cheating a loved one out of my attention and doing neither activity well. So, in 2010, I am going to limit my multi-tasking to tasks.

2. Focus on moderation. I tend to overdo it on whatever has piqued my interest. A piece (or a quarter) of a pie or arts and crafts projects (I don’t do just one, I do 14 at a time).

3. Schedule. Stick to a schedule that includes some me time. After all, I am much better at taking care of everyone else if I make sure I get enough personal time.

4. Date my husband.  I put so much effort into my kids’ activities, but I need to remind myself to schedule a little fun for the two of us now and then.

5. Finish my book. Yes, I have a book I can’t seem to get finished. (This one goes with Resolution #3).

6. Talk less and listen more.

7. Lastly, find new ways to make my life as a mom easier and share them with others.

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0 Responses to New Years: One of the Few Days We Tell Ourselves the Truth.

  1. Angie January 1, 2010 at 8:53 pm #

    Love it!!! All of these make sense – and, as a mommy-to-be – I love learning from your experiences!!

  2. Jennifer January 2, 2010 at 10:21 pm #

    I like this. We could all use a little more “me” time as well!

  3. Lori L January 2, 2010 at 10:38 pm #

    These are great resolutions. I also resolve every year to listen more, so I guess we would have a short lunch date!

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