New Year Resolution #6:
Spend More Time with Loved Ones
This series is all about the top New Year Resolutions. One of those is “Get Organized”. Have you ever made this resolution? How did it go? Did you do a “crash & burn” weekend on Jan. 2nd and everything was back to the way it was by Jan. 10th? Try using organization as a tool for whatever change you desire. You may surprise yourself!
Spending time with those we love is something to strive for. It never seems to be enough, even when we make it a priority. Extra appointments on the schedule, events we’ve committed to and other things get in the way. Or do they?
It’s not the quantity, but rather the quality.
How do you remember your childhood? I remember moments of happiness: seeing my parents in the stands at a volleyball game, sharing a holiday meal or tearfully hugging my little sister at the airport when I left for a year abroad as an exchange student. I’ll bet you can remember some of those things too. I believe in making moments special, and being truely engaged in that moment. Here’s some ways to spend some quality time, and really being “in the moment”:
1. Plan for it. Get chores done, wash the clothes, put things away, whatever. If it’s on your mind, and you can do it quickly, take care of it.
2. Turn off distractions. The “always on” cell phone can be really distracting (I get it, really I do) so put it on vibrate in another room for a period of time.
3. Quit procrastinating and start acting. If you can’t spend time with those you love because life is out of control, take action. Get control of your action paper, find a way to focus each day or discover and address what is really bothering you. Get to the heart of the matter, so you can breathe and enjoy life.
What can you do so you can spend more time with your loved ones?
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