Instead of resolutions, Heather made a 2010 to do list. Now that I can do. Very specific, reasonable actions on a list that can be triumphantly crossed off as they are accomplished. So without any further delay, away we go:
Amy's 2010 To Do List
- Go on a vacation (even just a weekend) with my husband.
- Make a prioritized list of all the home improvement/fix-it projects that I'd like to do. Start and finish at least 3 things on the list.
- Take a yoga class.
- Read one "parenting" book for each of my children.
- Create a livable system for organizing -- and using -- coupons.
- Buy a roll of stamps and use it to send letters and cards to let family and friends know I'm thinking of them.
- Throw/give away socks that have no matches.
- Go to Holiday World at least once. (We didn't make it last year and the kids were disappointed.)
- Get a pedicure.
- Clean out the basement storage room.
- Go to Eucharistic Adoration once each month.
Notice that there's nothing there about exercise or weight loss? Obviously, given my involvement in the Better U challenge, those things will be a part of my life. But I feel like they're already in motion. Plus, they seemed a little New Year's cliche to put on the list. So I left them off. But rest assured, Denzel and I are in good standing and I have high hopes -- I mean, I am determined -- to arrive at the February 26 Go Red for Women luncheon leaner and healthier than I am today.
Now to print out my 2010 To Do List (in triplicate would be good) and post it in places where I can be reminded of it (and be held accountable to it) often.
Do you make resolutions? Does an annual To Do list appeal to you? What's on yours?