Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Habits for a Better ME!

Wow! Today is the first day of 2009! It is the perfect day to implement new habits. There are so many things that I would like to work developing better habits for:

  • Making good food choices
  • Exercising (and making it fun!)
  • Making time for myself
  • Spending quality time with my sweet husband
  • Doing more creative activities with the kids - like crafts
  • Implementing a "formal" homeschooling program for my 4 year old (just making sure that he is on target and that I am providing him with the opportunities that he needs to learn)
  • Maintaining a real schedule
  • Truly embracing the motto of "use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without."

Life is a precious gift that I try (and will try even harder in the future!) to enjoy. What is the point of living if you aren't enjoying the finer things in life - family and love? So, I plan on making the most of those wonderful gifts that I have been given - as well as the material gifts that I have been given - and loving every minute of my life! We only get to live it once - let's make the most of it!

Now, I realize that that habits take both effort and time. They will not implement themselves nor will they happen without work. One day and one habit at a time - that is my plan.


  1. Love your goals! They are wonderful. I read once to have the priorities of God-Husband-Children-Home-Self-Others, in that order, and at the beginning of each week, make a list of things (one in each area) I'm going to do that week.

    Then, write those 6 things into the week's days on the calendar, so they'll get done. It's a habit I picked up years ago, and still find myself doing most weeks (the good weeks - and that's probably why they're the good weeks!) even if not on paper.

    Thanks for reminding me of that!


    (the book was Creative Counterpart by Linda Dillow).

  2. I love, love, love all your goals! I definitely need to do more creative stuff with my kids, I can be such a stick in the mud!