Call me crazy, but I actually like making (and tend to keep) New Year’s Resolutions! I think the key is making them realistic, attainable and easy to measure. (It also helps if you have a task-oriented personality, which I do. It is a strength AND a weakness, trust me!)
One year I resolved not to eat store-bought breakfast cereal for one year. And I did it. It’s like a little challenge I know I can accomplish. In 2016, I resolved to exercise 208 times (an average of 4x per week) and I did it! (Yes, the last week of December I was exercising twice a day…) 😉 Must. check. off. those. boxes. . . Okay, now I’ve let you see a little bit too much of my crazy. 😉
Whether or not you make (or keep) New Year’s Resolutions, I think sitting down and being more intentional about the year ahead is always a good thing to do! Here are 10 ideas for being more intentional this year:
1. Exercise More Often
Try out one of these options where you can exercise WITH your kids:
2. Plan Your Meals in Advance
Try out these freezer meals! They’re not only for the grill, they can also be baked or sautéed on the stovetop!
3. Have More Date Nights
If you find it as hard as I do to get a date night out, try some of these at home date night ideas!
4. Take More Road Trips
Here are 6 Ohio road trips to take this year!
5. Save More Money
If going out with the family is breaking the bank, try one of these free and/or cheap options around town:
6. Be Present with Your Kids
Being a parent is hard work! But sometimes we make it harder than it has to be:
7. Stop Comparing Yourself to Others on Social Media
Here’s some inspiration:
8. Make More Money
9. Read More Books
Check out one of these great local libraries:
10. Be Featured on this Blog!
Click the picture to tell me 3 places you love to take your kids in Columbus and you might be featured in an upcoming blog post!
Thanks for following along with us and making 2016 a really great year! Happy New Year!
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