A new year means a new start! And, like previous new years that have come my way, a resolution is bound to be established. On Christmas, my mother-in-law, hubby, and myself joined together to make the same resolution together. Our resolution is simple: We will watch only 10 hours of television a week.
Now, I’m sure some of you are aghast that we watched more than that to begin with. In an attempt to be as honest with my readers as possible, I will ashamedly admit that I watched A LOT of television previously. It didn’t feel like it… maybe it was just on in the background while I scrolled through Pinterest, or it was simply something to look at while I mindlessly ate my lunch. No matter what the reason (or excuse) I had for watching it, the bottom line is it was poisoning me and my health in general. And I didn’t realize the extent of this until I hit the “power” button.
This morning as I was eating my breakfast, a certain buzzing noise was kind of driving me crazy. I got up only to realize it was the refrigerator running (better go catch it!). Is that the sound my refrigerator makes?! Who knew?? Now, the sounds of my house and my neighborhood in general have become my background noise. I never knew these sounds existed because the sound of infomercials, car commercials, and screaming reality TV stars were constantly overpowering them.
The idea of the three of us doing this together is for a couple of reasons…
1) accountability: This is not the type of resolution I could do on my own, while my husband sat engulfed in the latest episode of Duck Dynasty. Let’s face it- I have some willpower, but that situation would not last long.
2) It’s only been a few days, and we are already swapping stories of our various revolutions. We have become more aware of our stress levels, what we’re eating, our conversations with one another, and our activity level.
I can’t wait to see how this will change us as our resolution continues!
I hope to share with you some of my lessons learned from this change in my life, and I hope I will also have some great DIY projects to share as well. Now that I have all of this free time, I plan to cook more, start some projects I’ve been wanting to pursue, and definitely post more often on my blog I enjoy so much!
Do you make New Years resolutions? What are they?? I enjoy hearing from you so much!!