Kate Takes 5 has done a nice 'fresh start' post at her blog, where she makes one simple resolution: identify what makes you happy, and resolve to do a little bit more of it.
Excellent idea, thought I.
The things that make me happy, but which I already do a lot of, are:
- hanging out with my kids, just talking, watching a movie together, etc
- driving alone
I already do plenty of those, so that will continue.
The other things that make me happy, and which feed me, but which I don't do enough of, are:
- enjoying art
- being outside
|old Life Magazine photo from Barnorama|
So those are the things I will strive to do a little bit more in 2015. To make room for those things, I will have to:
- do better at sharing the mental and emotional work of parenting with the husband
- share the organisational and responsible aspects of domesticity with the husband, because that crap is exhausting and will deplete all your joy
I did enjoy my 12 Resolutions challenge last year, and who knows, that may pop up again - but I like this simple, new resolution a lot.
In the meantime, Happy New Year to you, and may your last evening of 2014 be lovely.
Happy New Year!