Posted by: liv | January 10, 2012

Unexpected Resolutions

This year, I did not make any New Year’s resolutions.  It actually stresses me out to keep them.  I decided to just try and live better (a little vague, but I am fine with it).  But since January 1, I have discovered what I am now calling “Unexpected Resolutions” where I just start assimilating things into my life as I discover them or decide to.  So far, I am at three:

1. Making the bed every day – OK, I will admit that I NEVER EVER EVER make the bed.  It is a horrible trait.  I mostly only make the bed when I am on a cleaning/decluttering spree.  Since Jan. 1, I have made the bed every single day after getting out of bed…well kind of half-assed, but that’s better than nothing.  Baby steps after all 🙂

2. Eliminating junk mail – I actually did this last year, but need to revisit.  I wake up to 18 emails every day.  I delete at least 15 of them.  I hate junk mail.  I signed up for things because they were very trendy at the time and I find that I’m never using them (mostly daily deal sites and discount shopping sites).  So I am not only unsubscribing to them, I am also making sure that I CANCEL the account altogether.  I haven’t gotten through all of them yet, but I am slowly whittling down my inbox number.

3. PHONE STACK – I just discovered Phone Stack yesterday when my cousin tweeted this article.  I am COMPLETELY guilty about staring at my phone during meals (hell, during TV, running, whatever I can get away with), and I know it’s a medium-to-high level of rudeness so that idea could not have come at a better time.  The basics are that everyone stacks their phone in the middle of the table during a meal and whoever picks theirs up first pays for the whole bill.  Shawn and I did a phone stack last night for dinner and we didn’t pick it up the entire time we were eating.  I actually got to ask him how his day at work was!  Now I don’t know that we’ll necessarily play Phone Stack all the time, but it’s a great way to be away from the phone and give mealtimes(and the people you eat with) the importance that they deserve.

Did you have any planned or Unexpected Resolutions?

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Responses

  1. These are some really good unexpected resolutions! I usually have goals and a word of the year, so I don’t usually have unexpected resolutions, but I do find things to add to the list. I just had my review and discovered my bonus is enough to get a new TV that I’ve been wanting/needing…so I “resolved” to get one once I have the bonus in my hot little hands. My pay raise is more than I hoped for, so I got to move a few items up the list as far as when I’ll be able to pay them off, like, to this year instead of some vague date in the future, so I guess that counts. I hope you continue to find things that you want to accomplish this year in your quest to live better.

    • Oooo a word of the year is a great idea. I will be remembering that one. I hope that your bonus comes quickly so you can get that TV! Have a wonderful 2012! 🙂


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