Making New Year’s Resolutions is never something I do on purpose. I don’t make up something I think I need to do just because it’s January. Resolutions have to be organic – and it just so happens that my schedule has changed in the last few weeks, making me re-think how I spend my time. This is a very exciting change for me, but I want to be wise with the extra few hours in my week. Here are three things I’m making more time for in 2016:
1. Playing the Piano
I’ve been playing the piano since I was seven, but I haven’t played regularly in quite a few years. I’ve lost a lot of my ability over the years and really want to get into the habit of playing so I can regain some of what I’ve lost! My plan is to choose an arrangement that I want to learn and work on that a little bit each week until it’s mastered. The first one will be an accompaniment for a song Paul wants to sing at our church.
2. Routine Cleaning Tasks
Cleaning my house on a weekly basis is not something I struggle with. I like having the furniture dusted, the floors mopped and the carpets vacuumed. I don’t let clutter accumulate in our main living areas and try to stay on top of my organizing projects. However, there are deep cleaning projects I want to put on a schedule – things like cleaning out the fridge, washing windows and cleaning the blinds. You might have heard this called “zone cleaning.” I’m working on listing those tasks and putting them on a schedule. Once I have a system in place I’ll share it here!
3. Intentional Friendships
You know how you say, “We should get together soon!” and then it never happens? I’m so guilty of doing this with my friends. I’m making a goal this year to be more intentional about face to face time with the women in my life. Being a major homebody and an introvert, this will probably be the hardest challenge of the three!
Have you made goals for 2016?