Happy New Year!
I personally am happy to say Good Riddance to 2011. It was a very emotional year full of triumphs and tears but we made it through. I suppose if anything, it made us stronger. We brought in the new year with games, junk food (which never happens at our house but hey, it’s one day a year) and fireworks! We really had a good New Years celebration at the house with all 4 kids. Ahh but it’s back to reality this week with work and school.
One of the biggest things I think associated with every new year is resolutions. Everyone I am sure has their own take on resolutions and if they make them or not. I think I gave up resolutions years ago and tried turning them into goals. Some I have succeeded on like 4 years ago when I lost 30 pounds in 6 months just by going for a walk or jog every day. Some I have not made it past a few days on like that one time I said “Hey, I’ll blog everyday!”. Psh!
So this weekend I thought, well how can I make this year different. What is it I can do to not make goals and kindof have the anti resolution attitude but still accomplish things in 2012. This weekend, I decided that instead of reinventing myself to be a new me, I am just going to make everyday the best. It will be the best me! So what does that even mean? Well, not to sound like those preachy motivational speakers it just means everything I do, I will make it the best.
With everything I do I will ask myself……
Is my attitude the best?
Am I giving this project my best efforts?
Am I being the best mom right now?
Now I am no where near saying I am the best. In fact, I wouldn’t say I am the best at anything. However, putting out my best is different. It’s giving my all in everything I do from reminding these kids about their chores and putting on my not so angry mom face to cooking dinner and looking back on the day and saying “yes, I did my best”. It really is more of an attitude thing.
Speaking of those preachy motiviational speakers, it really goes back to a time in my past. I actually went through a phase in my life where that is all I downloaded on my iTunes. There was a time where I had to pull myself out of the mud and fight a horrible depression. Medicaiton did not work for me however, I learned to channel energy in a different way to make things more positive. Although, this last year I probably didn’t use these tactics very well and fell back into an emotional roller coaster.I’m going to work at continuing to be positive, let go and do my best.
This year, I will be my best, do my best, act my best and well, make it the bestest year ever!