Here are several New Year's resolutions of mine:
Give myself more mental space and time to contemplate and appreciate God.
Engage in more educational and fun activities with my daughter in after-school hours.
Plan meals more efficiently.
Do housework in a more organized and consistent manner that doesn't interfere with my writing time.
Can you see the problem? It's always more, and never less.
It's sometimes possible to meet more than one objective while engaging in certain activities. For example, I can find contemplative time in Holy Yoga while exercising. Writing is also a meditative activity.
Nonetheless (couldn't resist that pun), there will have to be a less somewhere in my life. I look forward to slimming down my priorities and focusing on these things that matter most.
This year, will there be something you resolve to do less?