New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep!

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Christmas is over, and it is the time of year when people start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. Typical New Year’s goals or wishes you hear about are wanting to lose weight, find a new job, make more money, sell a house, and move. Most of the time the resolutions don’t happen, and within a few months they are forgotten. Here are some New Year’s Resolutions you can keep! I guaranteed choosing just one of these to focus on in the upcoming year will help better the important relationships in your life!

This year make new years resolutions that you really can keep

Less Time “Wired”-We are living in a culture where we are constantly “wired” we have cell phones, computers, and media pulling us in all directions all the time. Choose to spend a little less time “wired” this coming year. Turn your cell phone off for an hour each day, make your table a “no phone” zone, or cut the plug on cable! Start simple, and after a few weeks you will be surprised how much easier it is to do this!

Live a Simpler Life- Resolve to be less busy, think before making commitments, and to relish in the simpler things. Make a resolution to leave the “keeping up with the Jones” lifestyle behind and choose contentment. Be thankful for things you have, and think less about things you want.

Be a Blessing- Find a way to be a blessing to others in the New Year. Volunteer at a nursing home, homeless shelter, animal shelter, or another organization you believe in. Modeling a lifestyle of giving back to our children will make a HUGE difference in their lives, as well as ours. You will be surprised how much joy you experience by serving others.

Be more involved in your day to day life– Focus on what really matters, and choose to “be there”. Not on your phone, not thinking about what you have to do tomorrow, or what needs done at work. Leave work at work, and be involved in your home. This is easier said than done, but it is a resolution that will really benefit your family.

Choose Joy- Joy is a choice, and I don’t know about you, but I oftentimes need more of it! This year, I started a #choosejoychallenge on my blog and asked my readers to join me. Why? Because I realized at the beginning of the school year that the mood in my home was dependent on me. I could CHOOSE to be rushed, grumpy and disconnected, or I could choose joy and be a more engaged and joyful mom to my children.

What is your New Year’s Resolution this year?

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Misty Bailey is a wife to Roger and a homeschool mom to three beautiful blessings. She resides with her family in Southern Ohio. She loves helping new homeschoolers and has a free Homeschool 101 eBook for those getting started. She shares her struggles with time management, becoming unglued and finding joy in the everyday moments on her blog Joy in the Journey. You can also find her on Facebook.

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