Monday, January 6, 2014

Unresolutions.

Happy Monday. I started this morning off horribly...its in the single digits here lately in Ohio and guess whose car doors were frozen shut this morning!!? .... if you guessed me...DING DING DING! I was late for work, didn't grab my gym bag...gahh. To say I'm a hot mess right now is an understatement. Aside from all that, I had a wonderful, relaxing weekend...until the Bengals crushed my soul with their loss. Seriously, I may have formed tears. So much anger...but luckily, my husband came home and we ordered a pizza to drown our sorrows in. Woops. Anyway, hope you all had a great weekend.

One of my sweet readers and also an awesome blogger friend, Kalyn, did a post on UNresolutions...I didn't know what the heck it even meant, but when I started reading her post I couldn't stop. I literally nodded my head along with everything she said. She essentially made a list of things she WON'T do in this new year, and I thought it was so clever. So I thought, why not join in on the fun?!

In 2014 I will not...

Stress myself to tears. This happened a little too often in 2013. I have this habit of holding things in until they make me burst...and I never really noticed it until Caleb pointed it out to me. I want to be a better wife, and that means talking through my problems as they occur, not once I've hit my breaking point.

Treat my body like crap. Of course, I'll have the occasional treat...but I want to be sure I hit the gym as often as possible. I really took control of my health in September of 2013 and have realized that exercising is more than just working towards a better body for me...it makes me feel good. It gives me confidence, and lowers my stress. I once saw a quote that said "you are just one work out away from a better mood"...and now, I totally get that!

Forget to do random acts of kindness. I truly believe this is what would make our world a happier place. If I'm intentional about my actions towards friends, family, and even strangers...I will, in turn, be a happier person.

Be so mean to myself. I find myself having a hard time accepting compliments lately...like I have to refuse them or say "oh thaaanks, but you're crazy", as if its impossible to just say thank you to someone when they say something nice about my appearance. Or if I'm looking at myself in the mirror and not being happy with what I see... I've realized that its hard to be happy when someone is always mean to you...and that someone was myself. So, I want to be nicer to myself, and realize...we are all uniquely made, and all wonderful in our own ways.

Insert random, happy photo here.
If you have no big goal(s) for 2014...just make sure you're happy with wherever you are...and if you aren't, change something. We all deserve happiness :)

17 comments:

  1. Hahaha what a cool idea. "Unresolutions"... I like it! Not stressing myself to tears would be on my list too!

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  2. Oh that first one, it speaks to my heart. Thankfully changing jobs helped that some, but I bottle things up with Andre way too often and I know we would argue wayyyy less if I didn't do that!!

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  3. What a great post!!!! I love this idea and all of your unresolutions!!

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  4. I think you need to go back to Mexico too ;)

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  5. This is such a cool idea! You will rock your unresolutions! :) Let's do some random acts of kindness when I visit!!!

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  6. This is a way better idea that resolutions. I never can keep them... I went more with "goals" and by goals I mean, one goal, to read a set number of books. Ambitious, aren't I?

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  7. This is genius!! I agree, there are things that i will not do in 2014 either and one is NOT to forget to share kindness to others....your heart is so big and it spreads through your posts!! Bring on a happy, successful and bright 2014! Go us!!

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  8. Not stressing myself to tears and stop being so mean to myself are also biggies for me as well. I get ya on those. And even the working out, well actually all of them! lol I love them. This is a cool idea. May have to try and see if I have any to throw into my New Year/goal post. :-)
    And yea, the Bengals, I was so heart broken. Way too many mistakes made in that game. :-(

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  9. UM i love this. i totally need to do something exactly like this.

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  10. love the idea! i need to remember to not do number 1 either. too many tears wasted! :)

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  11. Oh girl- that first one! I so much hold things in because I don't want to burden Doug with it- but it would be so much better to talk to him then just burst into tears when stress gets too much.

    Good list!!

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  12. Just found your blog and I'm so happy I did! Also loving this UNresolution idea -- I've been coming up with total blanks on resolutions, but this might just be my cup of tea. Can't wait to continue reading your blog!

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  13. This is awesome, Kayla! I particularly love the one about not being so mean to yourself! I don't know why we do it but we do and we absolutely must do better! So, I'm with you on this one!

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  14. i love this!! unresolutions is a great idea... and i think i need to do the same! :)

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  15. These are great!!! I hope 2014 is your best year yet!

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