First Friday of the New Year!
It’s the perfect date for making a plan…and starting off fresh.
Really? This for a date?
I’ll be the first to say ugh! to planning.
I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants for oh…I don’t know…most of my life.
I like to just make a decision and go for it. Sometimes that totally works. Sometimes it really doesn’t.
Last night Mike and I were talking and we both suddenly realized that we’ve helped one another to develop some not-so-good-habits.
We’ve done some good stuff, too.
Along the way though, we’ve unknowingly given each other permission to do things that aren’t going to get us where we’d like to be…or the relationships that we’d like to have with our kids. It all feels like not a big deal now but in the coming years it’s going to weigh us down and fill us with regret.
A couple of habits we want to break:
We don’t plan a summer vacation…
until summer is almost over and we realize we need to take the kids SOME where!!
I plan out the summer…all of the fun stuff we’re going to do at home but the idea of a vacation always slips by us. Even though we believe that vacations are super important for families to take together…you wouldn’t know it by the way we act.
That’s a bad habit we need to get out of.
It’s time (tonight) to plan our summer vacation. And any other vacations that we want to explore this year. It’s time to stop leaving it up to chance and make a plan!
We are on our phones way too much.
We constantly check them. For what? Did we get a surprise in the last 30 seconds? Did the President of the United States just text us with an urgent message in the 5 seconds we didn’t look at our phone?
So…we’ve decided to have a phone basket. Anytime we are home the phones go in the basket…everyone’s phones. We’ll have a 5 minute check of them every couple of hours. We’ll try it and adjust the idea if we need to.
It’s time to stop being at the mercy of our phones and start taking charge.
Our list started to get pretty long…
so we decided to select a few for January and push other’s off into a February list. We’ll revisit the February list on the first Friday of next month.
We are loving the chance to see where we’ve veered off course a little from where we’d like our family to be in the little ways. It’s a bit of a relief to chat about what’s causing us to take the bad habit path and course correct onto the path we intended to be on this whole time.
We’d love to hear about what you’re going to stop (and start) doing!
Happy Date Night!
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