|[top: Debussy, the quad, and a soy chai --> preparing for statistics with an americano.|
bottom: date night at bluehour in Portland with hubs --> favorite practice room overlooking a beautiful, sunny, salem day]
So, I should inform you blog-readers of my substitute idea which will be replacing the overused new-year's-resolution-idea. As you may remember, instead of making health, fitness, or accomplishment resolutions, I made resolutions that have to do with my character - particularly my marriage. A quick refresher....
1) Use positive reinforcement instead of negative reinforcement.
2) Assume value and reserve judgment.
Now. Just because I neglected to make goals concerning weight, diet, exercise, or whatever else is on the top 10 new year's resolutions list, doesn't mean I didn't think about them, or haven't been secretly trying to do them...
But because I believe that new year's resolutions are generally unattainable and don't last (whoa, Negative Nancy over here), I have decided to do something else. Friends, I am pleased to introduce you to my new friend and life plan: The New Month's Resolution.
Pretty straight forward. Each month, I am going to choose one goal to add to my over-arching goals of assuming value and reinforcing with positivity. Each month I will dedicate myself to bettering one aspect of myself instead of attacking all areas at once (which is kind of over-load for a little brain like mine).
This month, the lovely month of févriér, I will be eating NO SWEETS.
Yup. You read that right. And you get to help me stay accountable. If I eat sweets, I will have the embarrassing task of writing about it in my May or May-Not Mondays.
Okay that's not entirely true. I will be eating sweets on Superbowl Sunday. And also Valentine's Day. And maybe on Saturdays or Sundays, but that is it.
I chose this New Month's Resolution because I eat a giant bowl (sometimes 2 giant bowls) of melted peanut butter and nutella on a daily basis. And if I don't get my nutellabutter fix, I go after a Snickers or Reeses to make up for it. Or just spoonfuls of nutella. Basically, I have a slight obsession with nutella.
And then there's the chai's, the hot chocolates, the gluten-free cookies, the tiny chocolates from the music office at school..... okay you get the point.
With all that said.... let the New Month's Resolution begin.