1.Indulge the children with experiences vs. things.
2. Income should exceed expenses–weekly.
3. Dance like a teenage girl.
4. Maintain stability.
5.Quit reading troll boards.
6. Do not settle.
7. Buy organic.
8. Declutter, clean, and organize.
9. Pursue excellence.
10. Accept help.
11.Let the children…be children.
12. Set boundaries–no exceptions.
13. Fully embrace my free spirit.
14.Learn to say no–without guilt.
15. Focus on what I have–avoid gratuitious consumption.
16. Be accepting without judgment.
17. Get out there.
18. Breathe mindfully.
19. Explore different options.
20. Engage all 5 senses.

Maslow’s hierarchy of resolutions

I’ve been making New Years Resolutions for at least 10 years. I write about 5 specific significant resolutions on a 3 x 5 index card, tape it to my bathroom mirror and review periodically to assess progress. Works for me! At the end of each year I review the year’s resolutions and those from previous years, then I write down next year’s resolutions.

Unlike feedback from various articles that say resolutions don’t work, mine are pretty effective, because the resolutions are smart; specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time targeted. Also I’ve noticed over the years my goals have shifted from basic needs to health, wellness, and spiritual goals.

It’s gonna be a great year.