Be better in 2010.

I don't know about you, but I am stunned by how quickly the last year has gone by. Every year, I make a New Year's resolution and I usually do a decent job trying to adhere to it, but I cannot even begin to guess what my 2009 resolution was. (Let's chalk that up to the fact that on January 1, 2009, I was a sleep-deprived mom of a 3-week old.)

In any case, I am not going to forget my 2010 resolution, because I am memorializing it here. I am pledging to be better. Yup, you read that correctly: better. Maybe that's a little aggressive, but what's a New Year's resolution for, if not to set the bar high?

This year marks a new decade, and so I am taking long-term look at my New Year's resolution: I am working towards being a better mom, wife, employee, friend, sister, daughter, and person. And to accomplish all of that, I am going to take better care of myself, and live a little slower. Too often, I find myself rushing out the door (any door) in a flurry. Too often, I blow off my workouts in favor of working through lunch at my desk. And too often, I feel like I am squandering the little free time I have by doing too much, and not simply relaxing and enjoying the moment. Multitasking has its place, but there is something to be said for putting down the smartphone and focusing on one task at a time. So I'm going to try it: it's time to cut back, to relax a little, and to really make time for the things that matter. It might take some practice, but I firmly believe that there's much to gain.

What are you doing to be better in 2010?


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