2016 New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a new year, which means everyone is sharing their latest resolutions and I am no different. There is something about putting away all of those holiday decorations and recovering from excessive delicious food consumption that really motivates people to want to make changes. Without further ado, here are my 2016 New Year’s Resolutions.

2016 New Year's Resolutions

Blog Resolutions

1. Try To Successfully Do This DIY Blog Thing On My Own – When you are used to sharing all of the responsibilities of blogging equally with someone else, it can be a little intimidating to think of doing it all on your own. I know most of the bloggers out there are running everything solo, so it is totally doable. Wish me luck!

Painting with Paint Brush

2. Share More – Though things may a bit sporadic and sparse around here while I try to get this solo blogging gig under control, one thing that is important to me is to share more of the personal stuff on the blog. Sure, step by step tutorials are great (there will still be plenty of DIYing going on around here), but throwing a little of the life material in with it all will hopefully make things more fun.

Kids Having Fun

3. Be More Intentional – There may have been a time or two (or ten) that I have created something just so I would have a project to share on the blog. As fun as it is to put together most projects I work on, it can be frustrating to have put time into something that ends up in the trash or being donated because I don’t have a use/place for it. In 2016, I hope to be more intentional and create/work on projects that our family will love and use.

Cable Spool Clock

Personal Resolutions

1. Spend More Time With Family – This is kind of self explanatory. I find that I tend to keep piling stuff on my plate just to try to please everyone, which in turn takes me away from the people I care about. Learning to say “no” is OK and something I hope will allow me to be present in the lives of my husband and kids. Because they are what matters the most!

Chutes and Ladders

2. Get Organized – I am finally reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and so far, I really like it. I have rounded up 3 garbage bags of clothing to donate and it is such a freeing feeling. By letting go of the things that I don’t love, I will be able to really enjoy our home. I’m tired of not being able to find things I need because they are hidden underneath all of the extra clutter we have.

KonMari

3. A Healthier Me – Of course, this wouldn’t be a good resolution list without a little health talk, right? I’m doing the typical stuff… trying to eat clean, exercising, and drinking more water.

Nike Running Shoes

So, did you make any resolutions for 2016? What sort of things are you working on? I would love to hear what you want to accomplish this year!

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