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10 Things I Want More Of & 10 Things I Want Less Of In 2014
I’m not one for making New Year’s resolutions, instead I’m a firm believer that if there’s something you want to change in your life you should do it stat instead of waiting for the first day of the first month of the year. Life’s too short to make resolutions once a year!
That being said, I’m far from perfect and have quite a few things I’d like to change in my life. This year, I’m reflecting of all of the good and not so good from 2013, so instead of resolutions, I’ve decided to make a list of 10 things that I want more of in 2014 and 10 things that I want less of for myself and my family.
What things do you want more of and less of in 2014?
You can never have too much love, hugs, kisses or caresses. I want more love and cuddles in 2014 from my husband and my children. Love is truly all you need.
I can’t say we have much drama in our life as it is quite peaceful. We got rid of the most of the drama several years ago and I refuse to allow any infiltrate our family again. The Carriere household is now an official “No Drama Zone.”
I don’t care if it’s more traveling adventures, more time playing outside or extra cozying on the couch with a book – I want more quality family time in 2014!
Less Computer Time
My work revolves around full-time computer access and although I can’t cut down on the work, I can try and shut the screen off during my non-work hours. The screen doesn’t have to be on 24/7.
The scent of freshly baked breads and cookies will forever be the main thing you smell when you walk into our home. I’ve always been a big baker but in 2014, I want to have something warm and bubbling (or gooey) coming out of the oven.
Less Packaged Food
I don’t buy much packaged food and when I do it’s of the healthy variety. Although it saves me quite a bit of time, packaged health food is very expensive which is why I want to cut down and start making more foods and snacks from scratch.
More "Real" Photography
My smart phone has taken place of my “real” camera more than I’d like to count and this year I want to refocus on DSLR photography and less on filtered smartphone photography. I’ll save the iPhone shots for Instagram.
You guys, 2014 will be the year I potty train my son. It will, it will!
I want to talk more. I want to look my children straight in the eye with no interruptions and have more conversations with them. It’s gold.
There is always room for less television don’t you think? I’ve started to unplug the TV so little hands can’t turn it on with the remote.
DANCE! Dance with your husband, dance with your kids – dance by yourself. Dancing brings so much joy and happiness to the world and kids are like mirrors so get up and boogie!
More Mommy & Daddy Time
We went on a couple of “dates” last year and they were amazing. No kids. Highly recommend it! Hoping to increase that number from 2 to 6 – at least.
Less Wasted Time
Make every minute count. Wasted time is just that – a waste. Don’t’ waste a minute!
For me, for my kid. I want to learn more skills and perfect old ones. Just because we’re adults it doesn’t mean the learning process has ended. In fact, I find it just begins..
I’m a horrible procrastinator and tend to freeze when overwhelmed with a million things are listed on my to-do list. No more my friends, no more!
After bearing 3 children, I need more fitness in my life.
No. More. Excuses. I don’t care what their about. I will be excuse-less in 2014!
More Quality Relationships
When it comes to friends and family, I don’t want quartz, I want diamonds. Quality over quantity.
I need less “Yes!” in my life and more “No!”
Does it benefit my family? My husband? Myself? Our future? If I can say YES to all three of those questions than the answer will be – yes!