Tuesday, January 8, 2013

one week in...


We are officially one week into the new year and I have yet to finalize any "New Years Resolutions".  It's not that I haven't been thinking about them, I have, but clearly they have not been a priority.  Until right.this.moment. Yup, here they are.  
Sort of.

Like I said yesterday, I really just want to be a better me.  There are a few areas in which I don't think I've been my best, or that I just want to improve.  Knowing myself, a list that looks anything like the one above is that fastest route to #epicfail for me.

The first, and most important, thing I need to do is to put myself first.  Which seems a bit selfish, I even hate writing it, but I truly believe that you are only as good to others as you are to yourself.  I have always been willing to drop everything, no matter how important to me, to help someone else.  Hopefully keeping this in the forefront of my mind will help me to keep my priorities in line.

Focus on small steps for big change.  While I do believe in taking a leap of faith, the biggest changes more often happen with the smallest steps.  One of my favorite bloggers is doing "The 52 Project" wherein she is going to attempt to accomplish one small goal each week.  I think it's a fantastic idea, and I'm seriously thinking of coming up with my own series of weekly goals.  I think I can do anything for a week.  Of course at this point it will be more like the "50 Project", but I can live with that.

And finally, I want to be more mindful with my time.  I find myself mindlessly flipping through blogs, facebook, and instagram for obscene amounts of time.  While all these platforms have been created to be more "social" they have made me anything but.  I need to delete the blogs I no longer connect with and get back in touch with everyone I do connect with (like you!), delete a few "friends", and post more pictures of things that inspire me.

I think that should just about do it for this year.  I hope you follow along and check back this time next year for an even more awesome me.

12 comments:

  1. There is nothing wrong with putting yourself first from time to time. As a mother I have finally learned that a happy woman is a happy and better mom :) Best of luck in the new year! Heather

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  2. Sounds great, but please don't delete me! LOL
    I am glad that you are making time for yourself..welcome back!

    Shon;)

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  3. It's not selfish to take care of yourself first. Seriously how can you take care and be great for others if you don't take care of yourself. And you better not delete me!

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    1. You'd hunt me down in a Starbucks if I deleted you! I know better than that...

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  4. I am so very glad that you are back! I mush say, I am in love with your house...and can't wait to check out 'The Creepster' in July. Maybe we can creepster around The Creepster. Did I use the word correctly? :)
    Hugs to you and the crew!
    aim

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    1. Only if you are going to store something in there. We can creep around if you want though...

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  5. I do have to say that I read "Old is New" as OB is new and couldn't figure out what play on words you were trying out :).
    I get it now! :)
    aim

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    1. So did Sarah! I might have to change it...

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  6. I will definitely follow along, I love your personal style and way of seeing things everyday

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    1. You're so sweet! Hopefully I'll get dressed again soon!

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