I have decided to take the NaBloPoMO blogging challenge of blogging daily for a month! Feeling a little nervous!
Today’s prompt: What are you New Year’s Resolutions for the new year? Tell us how you chose them.
I have been on a path of change for a long time now. I feel like life is like an onion and I just keep peeling back the layers. Some make me cry and others I am fine with.
I am pretty aware of making better choices for myself year round but I love starting a new year fresh! I love creating vision boards and fun little resolution crafts with the kids on New Years Eve. This year we made little people (see image below) and put whatever resolutions came to mind on the shirt. These little resolution people will hang in our living room all year and we (four kids and my husband) will check in with each other to make sure we are all on the right path.
My personal resolutions are to focus on being more present, meditate daily, play more games with my children, get back to juicing weekly, reduce clutter, cut out processed foods, get out of debt, blog more frequently and learn more about investing.
I have been taking baby steps towards bigger goals for about 10 years. For example I cut out g.m.o.’s last year, switched to raw milk, and began juicing two years ago. I cut out gluten in September and am prepared to cut out processed foods now. I haven’t quite yet defined what processed food is to me but am working on it.
Baby steps have always worked for me. I like to practice giving something up just before I go cold turkey. It’s funny because I feel like I am SO FAR away from my goals but when I actually stop and look how far I have come, I can see real progress.
It is only one day into 2015 and I am loving it already. It is going to be my best year yet, I can feel it.