Well, let’s not go that far! But what does the New Year mean to you? A fresh start? Renewed enthusiasm? Resolutions? At our house we do a sort of inventory, where we look at what’s working and what’s not working and we adjust for the coming months. This means organizationally, as well as homework practices, food choices and what we are working towards as a family, including our own personal priorities. I’m not much into resolutions, for me they tend to be abandoned by spring lol But this taking stock approach seems to be working for us!
Goals are always good, but as I tell the girls, they need to be optimistic AND attainable. Nobody likes to be set up to fail, but if they are too easy, then you haven’t stretched yourself. My theory is to make a list of goals rather than resolutions and work towards each one – with a wide range of difficulty so that you are thrilled with the rapid accomplishment of some, and really have to work towards some of them, with a big payoff at the end. One idea might be to reward yourself to keep yourself motivated! For example, if you are trying to save money, take 10% of your savings each month for a treat!
Hippie Chick Originals started off as a company to make a product that I couldn’t find on the market but it’s also about encouraging other families to have their own mantra, rules and mottos – with a unique and quirky take on it! Enjoy…