This year, I'm keeping my New Year's resolutions simple. The ever popular "weight loss" resolution is not on my list. This year I want to actually be able to attain some of my goals. So, here it goes. I will drink more water every day. I will exercise more. I will spend more time in faith . Notice, I didn't include any deadlines or specific numbers. Yes, 8 glasses of water per day & 30 minutes of exercise 3 times a week are recommended. And every religion has a set of rules and/or commandments. However, I have tried to follow recommendations & rules in the past. When I have failed, I've felt disheartened and very much a failure.
So, this year, I'm letting go more. I'm just trying to do "more." Perhaps without strict rules, there will be more freedom and success. Maybe that's the trick. Maybe by letting go, you receive more.
So what are your New Year's resolutions? Do your kids have any? Keeping it simple is the key with kids. Consider, "I will eat more vegetables." "I will make my bed more often." "I will say, I love you, more." Maybe you and your children can share some resolutions? Generally, there is more success in numbers.
If you'd like to find some easy New Year's resolutions for your kids, the American Academy of Pediatrics has a great article, https://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/Healthy-New-Years-Resolutions-for-Kids.aspx.