This year I'm going to...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Schedule better. Plan a schedule for each day of the week and stick to the plan as well as possible. This includes going to bed and waking up at a reasonable time.

Have me time. First thing in the morning do quite soul-uplifting activities. Pray, read scriptures, write in journal, yoga etc. No work, computer, tv, phone, cleaning or cooking (except breakfast for hubby) during this time.

Be healthier. Cook fresher meals. Read recipe books not boxes. Lots of chicken and vegetables. Lower carb. Only drink water. Start off with drinking only 1 glass of juice/soda a day and then eliminate it. Exercise with Hubby every night.

Be cleaner. Before going to bed make sure the home is clean enough for guests. Wake up a little earlier for church to be sure Hubby and I both look good - shower, makeup, iron clothes etc.

Look interested. I have poor social skills. Here is my first goal to combat that: As hubby eloquently puts it, my blank face comes off as 'I don't give a darn'. Make a contentious effort to smile with my mouth and with my eyes. Show people I'm paying attention to them by being in the moment and the moment alone (not also in a memory or lalaland). Speak up more and ask questions that tie into the topic at hand.

Be realistic/find balance.
If something needs done just do it. The more I put it off the more I'm going to dread doing it and risk forgetting it altogether. Also it's okay to say no or tell someone they will have to wait. Hold back my heart and take a reasonable estimate of the situation before promising anything.

Relax. If I get to bogged down, flustered, confused, angry, depressed or any other not happy emotion take some time to relax. Take a bubble-bath or read a book. Separate myself from the situation for a little while so I can look at it with clearer eyes. Realize that my mood also effects my husband (and clients) so I need to keep it pleasant.

14 bubble blowin' comments:

Mighty M said...

Those are great goals! I think I suffer from the same social problem!!

DT said...

I too need to attain these goals!

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

That's a great list of goals to go for! PS, How much would it be for you to create a grab button for me for the BlogHop for Haiti? Can you email me please?

♥ Katinka said...

Stopping by from SITS and wishing you a Happy Friday !!!
Cute blog :)

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

I am determined to have "ME" time too
Great list!!

Eva Gallant said...

Wow! An ambitious list. I'm all over the "me" time! The others would require effort! lol

Al said...

i love your list!

i love that you can admit you get a blank look! I do that to.. and generally reach for my phone and forget i should be listening. I should probably work on that too :)

Ali said...

Those sound like great goals to me!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

I need to work on the "looking interested" thing too.

Amy said...

What great goals! I want some of them (like having the house guest ready) but they just aren't realistic for me right now. *sigh* oh well. I hope you can reach every single one of them!

Paige said...

What a great list! I need to try and do some of the same things you have listed. Thanks for sharing! Just stopping by from SITS to say Hello. Have a great weekend!

Sara said...

Dropping by from SITS! It's hard to look interested when people drone on in conversation. It is a lot of fun to just keep asking them questions!

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Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

i like your look interested one, just put a big smile and most things will work out :)
Happy SITS Sharefest!

Debbie said...

I am so impressed with this list! Especially the one about going to bed with a clean house. Let me know how that one works out!

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