I know last year I posted my New Year’s resolutions. I actually stuck to them for a while. But eventually they fell by the wayside, neglected and forgotten. So this year I’m NOT making any resolutions!
I’ve been working on a few things in my life, so I’m going to keep plugging along with them. Here are a few of the things I’ve been trying to improve.
1. I want to be kind.
I know this sounds like a no-brainer, but I’m not always kind, especially with my kids. I want to strive to be kind in my words and actions. I want my children to see in me a role model of kindness and self-control. I love the Bible verse Luke 6:36, “Be merciful, just as your Father (God) is merciful.” My Father has endless mercy for me, and I want that to spill over as kindness to those around me.
2. I want to use less technology.
Technology is so useful! But I find that there are days when I’m looking at a computer/iPad/phone screen more than I’m looking at the real, tangible humans in my life. I’ve been working on putting away the screen(s). I will improve!
3. I want to live in the moment.
I can get caught up with thinking and planning. Preparing for the future is definitely a good thing, but when I find that I’m living in my head more than in real life, that’s not healthy. I’m going to continue to plan appropriately and live in today at the same time!
How about you? Did you make resolutions? Are there things in your life that you’re already working on that you will continue to improve in the new year?