I try not to give myself any... I just end up acting like a rebellious teenager and breaking them because "I don't have to follow rules"... lol... I don't like the act of speaking something that I won't stick with. I don't like the idea of not being in integrity with what I say, or what I want in my life. So I will not call these resolutions, instead I will call them 'New Years goals'. That way, when I don't do it for a day, I have not 'broken my resolution' I have 'not gotten to my goal'. Then I can keep going... if that makes sense. Really, the wording is all for me anyhow.
#1: Eat the way I know is healthy. I want to step away from fast food all together. And if I can, get back to making every meal we eat. Three months ago I found this easy. Now it is a challenge... so it is a goal of mine for the new year.
#2: Continue to not drink coffee. I have no idea how long this will last, but it is what is best for my pocket book at the moment. Giving up the Latte Factor.
#3: Get back onto some sort of debt reduction plan. This involves a lot of things that I have little power over (talks with my husband, what our new bills look like in this house, etc) so this is a lofty goal, but it would be great to feel as though we were getting somewhere again with our debt snowball. The first two goals, if they succeed, should help in with general money output.
#4: Feel more pulled together. This means being on a schedule, even when I don't need to. Or at least, getting dressed, and washing my face... even if I have nothing to do that day but watch movies. I have been doing Motivated Moms for the last week and am really enjoying that.
#5: Maintain rituals. In the last year we have grown to need little rituals that we didn't do before. We say grace. I wash the kids face and hands with a warm wash cloth before I put them to bed. These things have really made a difference in our lives and there is some family resistance (dh) to these types of things as he doesn't believe they are needed. I see the changes... and would like to continue those. Perhaps not 100% on my own.
#6: Become at peace with my homeschool style. I don't like book work. I haven't found a real way to teach them the things I want them to learn without the book work. So we start our day. They get a few things done. And then they get bored, and so do I, and we stop. Not the best way to teach them anything.
I think that is enough. Those are the big things I am currently working on.