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What better time to make crazy commitments on arbitrary dates than the first of the year?
My two New Year’s Resolutions are pretty simple and require zero financial commitment – read: anyone can do them. I know you’re just dying to know how I plan to improve myself in 2016 so without further ado:
- Put my phone away after I get home with the kids until after they go to bed. I don’t want my kids to be complete asshats who are addicted to Apple products from infancy, so tucking it away for 2 hours a night is a reasonable goal. This article presented an interesting theory about cellphone use in parents when around their kids making them more irritable and God knows I don’t need any help with that. One thing that really struck me: “Is being a parent boring? Sometimes. Lots of times. And guess what. Those boring moments are what you will miss the most once your children are grown.” Basically, the goal is to just be more present and show the kids that they are more important and interesting than anything on my phone. Even when I would rather be checking work email than watching them try to play in the dog bowl for the 1500th time.
- Drink more water. My Diet Coke addiction has officially gone off the rails – it’s the first thing I want in the morning. My office has free fountain soda and while it could be worse, I’m pretty sure sucking down 5 Diet Cokes a day isn’t the best way to hydrate. So I bought a couple lemons and berries to jazz it up and I’ll drink my 60 ounces of agua before I’m “allowed” to get myself a DC. Apparently even mild dehydration can effect mood and increase fatigue, so in an effort to combat both, I’ll swig some H2O.
Additionally, I’d like to get in shape like Giselle, get a million readers to this blog, and do a Whole30 challenge, but I guess I’ll start with a water bottle and a high shelf.
Any resolutions you’d like to share?