06 Jan Ep. 73-New Year’s Resolutions: Traveling with Toddlers, Ironman Training, and 8 Hugs a day.
Episode 73 begins Season 4 of The Mommy Project.
I share some of my past resolutions and how I have failed to even remember the goals I wanted to accomplish, and how resolutions reflect our priorities and stage of life.
Why do we make New Year’s Resolutions every year?
For me- it has been a mismatched, un-planned affair… one that lacks strategy, lacks specificity and ends up being unrealized at the end of the year. However- looking back I have seen progress in areas that were not even on the resolutions list.
Areas such as friendship and dealing with my anxiety. I share this and other tips on what I have learned about goal-setting.
My Word for Years past:
2016- Just Love (looking back these words could describe many decisions I made, challenges faced, and this is the year the podcast began. Just Love the (process, the place, the season I am in).
2017- Exuberant – 2017 began in a dark slump, post-partum depression was kicking my butt, sad, frustrated with my creative life, feeling like a terrible mom, However- this year has been a year of God of God showing out. and Its been in the small small moments.
It has been a year of friendships, restoration, and progress.
2018- Less– The word Less keeps coming up. I don’t even know how this will fully manifest itself this year, but I am looking forward to it. Hopefully- there will be a future episode on this Word of the year.
- Read Bible More- Pray More. (I am still not as specific as I should be in this spiritual goal.
- Complete training and Finish Strong at Ironman Boulder 2018– June 10th. The biggest mammoth of a race I have ever done.
- Save 100$ a month
- Read and Re-read the books we have at the house. So – doing a slight book purchase fast.
- Keep on Saying Yes. —> Don’t Let Nerves, Fear of Failure and Anxiety Rule my life
- 8 hugs a day. Give each kid at least 8 hugs a day.
YouTube Recommendation: Vlog of our family and a Tradition we started five years ago… and then stopped… and trying to do again.
Book Recommendation mentioned on this week’s podcast:
- The Bear that Heard Crying
- Brave Irene (Audio version is really good – Meryl Streep)
- Where the Wild Things Are
- The Day the Crayons Quit
- Make way for Ducklings (try Audio version also- read by Melba).
- Brown Bear Brown Bear.
- Sarah Plain and Tall. (Audio version with Glenn Close)
- Storyformed podcast
- Read Aloud Revival Podcast