Have you ever slept on the beach or camped in the backyard, or even started on a trip and didn’t know where you were going? These are a few of the things that I think lie in store for me in this next year. Too many times, we all make new year resolutions, and they all seem to come from a place of changing something we don’t like.
I don’t want to do the normal thing of saying, I am going to get healthy or in shape, or we are going to keep the house clean. I think changes are fine, but to really make a change, I think it will be more about doing new things, not less. So this year, my New Year’s resolution is to do new things with my family. I want to have new experiences and new memories and new stories to tell. Too many times, we get caught up doing the same things and going to the same places, so let’s all plan to do new things.
With doing this, the trick will be stepping out of our comfort zone, and the best way I can think to do this, and really do it, is to get three jars and label them: “All day,” “Weekend,” and “Two hours.” Once you have this done, sit down with the whole family and make a list of things to do that take that much time. Write them down on separate slips of paper, fold each one up, and put them in the correct jar. Now, when you have that amount of free time, or can make that much free time, let everyone in the family take turns picking from the jar. No matter what it is, you and the family go do it. Let me know how it goes and where you go. Share your stories with us on social media. Happy New Things New Year to you and your family.