The start of a New Year always excites me. The anticipation of a new beginning. A new page turned. Fresh prospects.
Whilst I don’t normally do New Year resolutions as such, I do like to make plans for the new year. Things I’d like to improve, achieve or change. Yes I know that sounds ‘resolutionish’ but let’s not get into semantics .
A few weeks ago I was tagged by the fabulous Mumabulous in a Christmas wish post, I was actually meant to post about my 5 top Christmas wishes but time got away from me and now Christmas is all said and done……ooops! So instead I’m going to post about my New Year plans, my ‘promises’ to myself that will help ensure 2013 is a brilliant one.
2013 – The Year of Action….
Plan 1. Find the time:
Since becoming a Mum I’ve often found myself making the excuse of having no time to do certain things when the truth is if I’m organised, I prioritise and quit frigging around with things that don’t matter – I’ll find a bit of that time I’ve been missing.
I’m going to find the time in 2013 to exercise, read current affairs, do the things on my ‘to do’ list (like hang some pictures like the one below on the walls in the house we’ve lived in for more than 8 years!)…..
One of the many pics ready to hang!
Plan 2. Pay Attention:
I often live in my own world. In fact I’ve even been accused of being ‘self-absorbed’ (can you believe it ). I promise to remove my blinkers a little more and try to take more notice of what’s going on around me. I’m going to take notice of what’s going on at my boys’ school and daycare and take note of which bloody day is Library Day and Tuckshop Days!!
Plan 3. Read more:
I plan to read more in 2013. From current affairs to currants having affairs, I plan to read it. I also plan to read more to my boys, I just don’t do it enough – so I will find the time and do it more.
Plan 4. Get organised:
We live in an humble post-war home with zero storage space so I often use that as an excuse for not being organised. In 2013 I plan to cut the crap and get my shit in a well-organised sock (I’m looking at you Howards Storage World!).
From this - to this….the start of my 2013 organisation….
Plan 5. Take Action:
I’m the sort of person that tends to hang back and wait for things to happen. It’s only taken me 3 or so decades but I’ve come to realise that if you want something to happen you’ve got to MAKE IT HAPPEN. I plan to do that in 2013. I’ve got some big things planned for next year and they’ll only work if I don’t sit on my hands.
Plan 6. Be More Grateful:
I often find myself always wanting more. More money, a bigger house, bigger boobs, a house-cleaning fairy…….. But the truth of the matter is, I’ll always want more if I don’t stop to appreciate what I already have. It’s time to get a push-up bra, pick up a broom and take the time to enjoy and appreciate what I currently have not what I can have.
As an extension of my ‘be more grateful’ promise, here’s a shout out to a very small handful of my blogging friends and colleagues for their support and friendship throughout 2013. Please stop by and pay them a visit when you get the chance:
Do you have any plans or resolutions to implement in 2013?
I’m hooking up with Trish from My Little Drummer Boys again this week for Wordless Wednesday.
Nothing more invigorating than a good hill roll!