I'm a fan of making New Year's Resolutions. At the beginning of each new year, I'm ready for a fresh start and almost crave sitting down and making a list of things I need to work on for the upcoming year. You could say I'm a list girl — if it weren't for my daily lists I'm pretty sure I would forget everything I need to do and wouldn't accomplish anything in life.
When it comes to resolutions for the New Year, it's almost comical how each year my list is very similar, if not almost exactly the same, as the previous year's (i.e. exercise more regularly, become more organized, get on a consistent cleaning schedule, finish a writing project, read more books, eat healthier, etc., etc., etc.)
So far in 2014, I've been working on these things among others and feel like I'm doing a pretty good job. But do you know what's funny? When I get on a frenzy trying to accomplish all the things I've set out to do while also keeping a perfectly clean and orderly house, I find there is something that usually begins to suffer — my patience with my children.Read the rest of the article here.