New Week Resolution Week 1

Mid week update.  I set some goals for myself to achieve this week.  It definitely has been a productive week, but as the week approaches the half way point, I feel a bit off balance today.

I’ve been productive at work with mostly a positive attitude.  I’ve been getting home at normal time and going through the normal evening routine of being Dad, dinner, bath time, clean up and bedtime.  I’ve made a few phone calls regarding per-qualification of mortgage approval to get additional estimates and comparative balances of what type of home we can afford.  Last night we had our oldest daughter Special Parent night where we got to see her preschool friends and chat with her teachers.  But something just seems off.

I hate having days where it seems like I’ve been doing everything right all week, but just feel drained, exhausted, overworked, tired.  I hate not appreciating each day.  I hate using the word hate.  I can’t seem to figure out how to make the most of everyday.  Perhaps some days are just not the best days and I have to accept it and move on.

I hope to have a stronger 2nd part of my 1st week resolution to really accomplish all my goals I set for myself.  I’ll end this on a positive note, I’ve written 3 posts this week.

New Week Resolution – Week 1

Here are some quick items I know I want to get done this week.

1) Set a budget for the family and continue tracking it for this week.

2) Schedule appointments to look at houses upcoming weekend.

3) Get my car cleaned.

4) Do push ups every single night.

5) Get caught up with laundry and cleaners.

6) Get through the work week with a positive attitude.

7) Do not spend money on eating out (exception Friday lunch).

I have the remainder of the week to get all of this accomplished.  Of course, I do not want this to interfere with spending time with wife (priority #1), spending time with kids (A & Z), and doing all the regular chores of the household when I get home from work.  I know to be able to get all of this done, I will need to find additional time in the day or sacrifice time that is usually when I am doing something else.  I will provide progress updates, obstacles, achievements on a weekly basis.

Max 11.11.2013

New Week Resolution

Damn, how I hate myself for realizing how long it’s actually been since my last post?  After officially getting married, life has definitely thrown me some curve balls, as it usually does, and has gotten in the way of my blogging.  I woke up this morning, groggy, tired, wanting nothing more than to spend the rest of the day in bed… but after my shower and drive in to work – well I decided to take a new view on this week.  Instead of a New Years Resolution, I made a New Week resolution for myself.  My resolution is to sort through my Things To Do List and organize/prioritize and obviously do as many as I can.

My busy time is kind of over as of end of last week since we got our 10Q report filed.  We had family events, birthdays, get together that took up family time.  My mom was out of town on vacation for the past two weeks.  As I mentioned, the marriage had a few curve balls thrown at it which gave Mrs. Z and I some time to reflect on what is our next step in life.  What I really want to make sure to do is be able to get back to providing advice, feedback, guidance on how to make life work for you – specifically marriage, being a parent, being healthy, and trying to enjoy each day.  If you aren’t enjoying each day, than in turn I believe you are wasting each day which is unacceptable.  Now trust me, I have bad days too – more often than I would like.  But I keep trying to improve this.  I keep working toward making each day count.

Let’s go back to the topic.  New Week Resolution.  The more I think about it, the more I realize what a great concept that could be.  The problem with a New Years Resolution is it is too long.  Most people can start New Years Resolution, they get excited about getting fit, or eating more healthy, or working harder, making more money, starting a new hobby.  The list goes on and on.  Well after some time, this resolution seems too far away and a majority of the people – I would guess to say 99% quit or give up, or perhaps adjust their resolution.  Well, what if, instead of year resolution… I create a new weekly resolution.  Each week, I can either continue to get something done OR create a new one, or adjust an old one, or add on to the Resolution List.  I can review how I did each week, reflect and move forward.  Here is the best part, if something didn’t work, you can start again next week.  If your new years resolution didn’t work, most people feel no obligation to start until next year.  If we do this on a weekly basis, perhaps the results will vary.

I’m excited to share my weekly resolutions with you and my progress of what I can get accomplished.  One of the resolutions definitely being that I will be sharing more.  Look forward to any feedback, responses and ideas for New Week Resolution.

Max 11.11.2013