New Year’s Resolutions – love ‘em, hate ‘em, break ‘em – it’s that time again. I prefer not to set “resolutions”, but rather goals for the new year – mine look the same as many – exercise more, eat healthier, get organized, stay in touch with friends in a meaningful way… does that list, sound like yours?
Here’s how I plan to make it happen…
1. Exercise More
I am sticking to it this year by registering to run a race, I’ll be running the Revlon 5K in New York City on May 4, 2013 – I’ve run this once before, the first time I ever ran a mile (and I was over 30). I’ve said it – it’s now public and in print, so I can’t back out!
2. Eat Healthier
My husband and I love a good burger and we’ve decided to cut back on eating out – when reviewing what we spent in 2012, I was shocked to discover how much we spend on eating out – we used to eat out at every meal on the weekends – that definitely adds up!
3. Get Organized
I am working on clearing out clutter – we seem to accumulate a lot of stuff – 7 sets of headphones – a new pair for every flight we’re on because we forgot to bring our own? Kindergarten hoarder? Infant toys that we’ve grown out of, but kept for kids that come to visit? It’s all going! I know I can’t do it all at once, so I am choosing a section of the house each week to work on. First up – the bathroom – lots of expired prescriptions and OTC medications in there.
4. Stay in touch with friends in a meaningful way
Social Media is a great tool and I’ve reestablished many friendships from years ago via Facebook and made new friends on Twitter, but I don’t really have the opportunity to connect in a truly meaningful way. I work from home and spend a lot of time behind a computer screen or hunched over my iPhone when I am in the school pick up line. My goal this year is to actually talk to my friends who are far away and – brace yourself – meet a friend for lunch at least twice a month.
5. Go as Paperless as possible
I’ve already eliminated most paper bills from my life and I was an emailer before it was de rigueur – I sent my first email in 2004 on my America Online account. But this year, I am embarking on the paperless challenge and though I do love getting handwritten letters, it’s a rarity these days and one of the reasons I launched MeebleMail.com – we need more style and personality in our email, so I’ll be using my MeebleMail email stationery to make all my email more stylish and personal.
Here’s to 2013 – Hope it’s “Lucky 13” for us all! I’ll be posting helpful “Resolution” tips on our Facebook page for the next few weeks – if you haven’t already, please “Like” us at http://www.facebook.com/MeebleMail.
MeebleMail Email Stationery design partner, Sisters Gulassa Printable Calendar, January 2013