I only have one resolution for 2014. It is this. SIMPLIFY.
What does this mean? I started with just the word Simplify, then I brainstormed a list of other words that described what I want to accomplish this year.
Then I expanded this to phrases.
live with less
maintain what we do have
don't accumulate more
get rid of what we don't need
stay on schedule
live our priorities
have a family plan
let go of the old
Sounds easy, right? I have some specific projects in mind - like pairing down my wardrobe to fit in the space I have, and getting rid of a lot of the sentimental stuff jammed away into crawl spaces. But, I want it to be more than just projects. We will see how it goes! I have already used the idea of simplifying to make buying decisions this year (for example, in the post-Christmas sales, only buying a handful of items that I know what I am going to do with, not stuff just because its cheap and we could use it). So my goal for the year is to really just try to change the way I approach problems and life and apply the rule of simplicity to it. That is the resolution!