I kicked off 2016 with one main resolution. It was a mantra, really. More ME in 2016. I decided I was sick of putting myself last and was ready to make a change. Throughout the year, I kept that mantra in the back of my mind and I have to say, I had one amazing year because of it.
I carved out time for myself and my friends. I decided to try new things and have more fun in general. I didn’t look for weekend activities that only the kids would love, I searched out events that my husband and I would actually have fun at, too. Once I started making myself a priority a funny thing happened… my husband did the same. Donnie started doing more things for himself as well. Meeting up with friends, trading off gym time with me. Taking care of yourself can be contagious and once I started, my husband decided to join in on the fun.
We went on more vacations (even one without kids! say WHAT!) and said “Yes” to more things that WE enjoyed. We realized cleaning the house can wait, the laundry will eventually get done and that we need to start inviting our friends & their kids over for random taco nights more often! 😉
In addition to the More ME in 2016 overall goal, I had two sub goals. One was to try a new work out each month. That was a huge fail. I tried a barre class and that was the extent of my exercise experiment. I ended up joining a gym again and went back to my old standby workout.
My other goal was to read 25 books and that was a WIN! I loved reading again and making that time for myself made me a happier person. I think 25 was the perfect amount and I am going to set the same goal for 2017. I feel like I would be pushing it by upping the amount. I am going to do an entire blog post about my reading challenge, so get excited for that one! 🙂
Did you make resolutions for 2016? How did they go?