Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Years Resoutions

It just struck me that I feel like one of those characters in a girly chick flick right now....You know, the Meg Ryan in You've Got Mail type. The e-mailing to Tom Hanks scene. Sitting on my bed, Indian style, laptop propped up on a throw pillow, the soft glow of a lamp, hot tea on my bedside table, head tilted to the side as I type.....backspacing every few words, reflecting on what to say.
Yes! Just like this!
Anyway, back to New Years Resolutions. I have lots of things that I'd like to work on, but the main one is to get on a good cleaning/organizing/decluttering schedule. I'm a fairly neat person as is, but I have a hard time throwing things away. Then it starts to add up. Its time to let go. Let. It. Go. I even went as far as to make a notebook with a chart that gives me 1 small chore each day for the whole year! (I found it here if you're interested.)  My chore for today was "take care of any piles of clothes in your bedroom." That was easy b/c I had no piles! Tomorrow ( I peeked)  is "clean out one drawer in your room" Not looking forward to that one. I always end up going down memory lane and finding some excuse to keep previously mentioned clutter item. I found a quote that is supposed to help:

"Have nothing in your house that you do no know to be useful or believe to be beautiful"
-William Morris

The only problem with this is that I can find a beauty in or a use for just about anything.

Next on the list would be the same as 75% of the population: healthy eating habits. I'm pretty much covered on that one too, but  the sweets get me every time. I'm been into a more vegetarian, whole foods, less dairy type diet lately & it makes me feel more energetic and clear headed. My new staple foods are almond milk, coconut milk, and almond butter made fresh from the machines at Brighter Day or Fresh Market. I've also been really into these No Bake Energy Bites lately. 

Finally, quit being such a procrastinator! Don't you like how I saved that one for last? Ha. 

I'm feelin' good about my resolutions this year.  Tell me yours!



  1. We need to get dinner soon.
    Mine are, Eat Better, Clean More, Love More!

  2. What great resolutions! I hope you have much success with them in 2012 :)