2019 is Here!
Posted January 1, 2019 by Prairie Wife - 11 comments
2019 is here!
I for one, cannot wait to see what it brings.
I’m all about New Year’s Resolutions, they are TOTALLY my jam!
I love lists, I love setting goals, and I love the positivity that a fresh year brings. This doesn’t mean I don’t set goals all year long…but each New Year’s Day I take some time to focus on how the last year went, and think about where I want to be in the future.
You can listen to an audio recording of yesterdays K2 Radio Prairie Wife segment on the topic (it’s a lively one folks) by clicking below.
The last few years I’ve picked an overall theme for the year.
This year I decided to go with a singe word again.
Pause before I respond with actions or words.
Pause and take the time to pray.
Pause and play.
Pause before I buy.
I’ve been working on the practice of pausing as I’ve progressed on my journey to soften. The positive impact it has had on my life led me to try and consciously focus on it more for 2019. Learning to pause before I respond to someone (or react to a situation) is going to help me continue to learn to say “NO” rather than answer with my automatic people pleasing “YES”. Hopefully, it will result in more authentic relationships and patient parenting.
I pray all day long, all the time. From Little
The pause and play came from Brene Brown’s book The Gifts of Imperfection and is pretty self-explanatory. I’m making a conscious effort to pause and enjoy the fun of being a mom of five wonderfully active Cowkids that still want to spend time with me! And, make the time to play outside (hike, snowshoe, run and ski) in all the beauty that Wyoming has to offer.
Last but not least, pause before I buy. This one is highly encouraged by The Cowboy and the result of our year-end “family goals and budget meeting”(blech). I haven’t driven us to poverty with my shopping habits, but I can always be better about only buying items I need, rather than want!
And there you have it.
My New Year’s Resolution for 2019…pause.
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Do you think a resolution like this, a word or theme for the year, is more attainable than “lose 13 pounds”?
What are your New Year’s Resolutions?