December 31, 2011

No Resolutions

I'm not one for making "resolutions." I don't even really like the word. It just seems like the label people put on the things that they hope somehow they can pull off in the coming year, with no real plan or motivation to do so.

So, I don't have any New Years Resolutions. But I do hope to make some changes in 2012, because 2011 has darn near worn me out! The sole reason for my attempt at change is this: I AM TOO BUSY.

I'll let you in on a little secret. I don't sleep. Well at least not nearly as much as I should. And when I do finally get to bed, I don't sleep well. So I'm constantly in this cycle of grumpiness and sleep deprivation and I'm pretty sure my hubby and kids have noticed that I'm frequently not well rested.

I also can't seem to say "no" to anyone or anything. And even though I feel like there are lots of women who are more efficient and more productive and more involved than I am, maybe I'm not cut out to be one of them. I'm going to start with trying to use that little two-letter word more..."no." If I say it to you, don't take it personally.

Mostly, I just want to be a wife, a mom, and a Christ follower, and not much else. I want to focus on my family more and everyone else less. I want to read more books and read my kids more books. Go to bed at a decent time and get up without feeling like junk. Study the Bible more and spent more time talking to Jesus. Do more of the things I WANT to do and less of the things I feel like I HAVE to do. Spend more time with friends. And maybe even blog more, because I'm kind of enjoying this a little bit :)

If you make resolutions and keep them, I applaud you. And if you don't, well that's fine too. We shouldn't need a new year to roll around to decide it's a good time to change. But it does seem like a good time to revisit goals. So if you have any tried and true suggestions for cutting down on busyness, let me know. I'd definitely be interested, as long as it doesn't involve me saying "yes" to something!


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