Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year

It's 2012.  Tonight I pondered a bit over how each year we get all nostalgic thinking of years past and have all these high hopes for the next year to come.  It's motivating I suppose to consider it like a fresh start, like, " ... last year and all that crap?  It's done.  Now it's the NEW year!  Anything can happen!! It will be Great!"  Though in my experience the next new year will come and I'll realize the last year was very much like the year before, just a few different circumstances.  But I really want to give it a try this year.  Especially because I'm also about to turn 30.  So this year can bring not only a year, but a new decade of my life. I'm ready to start a new chapter!  So here is my resolutions list...

Be a more patient mother.  After watching 19 Kids and Counting, about the family with 19 + children on the episode where they answered viewer questions, the mom answered the question about patience by saying basically it's just a decision she always has to make, she chooses to consider how what she is going to say or do will affect her children's feelings and their relationship..  Somehow that leads her to be what I have often viewed as unrealistically patient and gentle.  I've never seen her yell or be visibly angry or even frustrated.  And I always thought that would be an impossible thing for me, that I'm just not that person (not that I yell all the time... but I sure would like to do it less...or not at all)  but then she made the comment about it being a choice and so I think I want to give it a try.  I want to try to CHOOSE to be patient and kind.  I failed today when I was cooking my dinner and had hot food on the stove and a roast in the oven and the microwave going and one kid who had said she had no homework for the whole school break and then found something she needed to do the day before going back and then zoned out for the entire day while she was "working on it" when it should have only taken 30 minutes and then a dog in the kitchen and the 4 year old wanting MORE snacks..MORE chocolate... AAAAAAH!!!!  but I'll start again tomorrow and give it a shot.   It's just 2 kids... not 19!

Be Happier. Just like the last one, I assume much of this is a choice and takes practice. I want to view the glass half full. I just need to choose to do so sometimes. I want to make that choice more often. I'll apply that to work and home and body. I want to enjoy my life, and sometimes I think you have to push the negative aside and just focus on the positive. I need to do that. If I succeed this should help with my relationships with my children and husband.

Drink More Water!!!  This has been on my list for the last few years.  People are supposed to drink like 8 glasses of water a day?  I sometimes (frequently) drink none.  NO water whatsoever.  I do drink liquid.. in the form of the juice or soda or tea or alcoholic beverages...but no water.  So I will try again, as simple as "drink water daily".  Once I can manage that, I will work on quantities.

Become Healthier.  I think that some of this will come naturally if I follow through on my other resolutions.  If I'm more patient I will likely feel less stress.  Positive thinking should improve my health.  Water should make a difference too.  So this also will include my choices about exercise and what I eat and drink.  Hopefully by more carefully managing the balance in these areas I will be able to get my autoimmune issues under control and just generally feel better which should also help with the happier resolution!

Get boobs.  I want boobs!  I will go to my appointment this week to arrange a time to get them, and then I will do everything in my power to get through the next two surgeries and recover without any more infections!   Working on all my other resolutions should help with this one too!  

1 comment:

  1. Every day is a fresh slate
    Drinking lots of fresh water will definitely help with energy, feeling healthier AND with recovery from your next surgeries - go for it!!