I’m not really a big fan of resolutions. I’ve just never been good at sticking to that kind of thing, then I feel defeated and guilty and like a complete failure when I can’t even make it a week into the New Year with whatever crazy parameter I somehow think I’ll magically conform to because it’s a new year. Hmmm…weird!
I mean, if I can’t stick to whatever it is I want to stick to any other time of year, why would I do it on January 1? That doesn’t mean I think resolutions are worthless in general, I just don’t think January 1 is magical in any way.
That being said…I’m OK with having a “start date”, whenever that may be. It’s just helpful for my brain to gear up for a deadline of some sort. As we prepared for homeschooling and finished up three years of intense renovations this past fall, Jay and I both knew we wanted to make some significant changes for our family in the new year.
One of those changes that was weighing on me more and more throughout the fall was our use of technology and “screen time” for the kids. We’ve always been pretty particular about what they watch on TV and how much time they spend on phones, iPads, etc., but the older they get, the more time they want to spend on all those devices and the less time they want to spend with books. Of course in my carry-a-book-everywhere-you-go brain, this was super unacceptable! And seeing the kinds of things they’re watching most of the time…brainless, mind-numbing, make-you-dumb videos of other kids opening presents??? Oh yes, this is a major soap box of mine, which I may or may not address in another post. :)