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Lives of Doctor Wives: Residency Roundup: New Year's Resolutions

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Residency Roundup: New Year's Resolutions

Happy Holidays!
I send warm wishes of holiday bliss and wonderful memories!
For many people the beginning of a new year allows for a refreshing overview of their lives and make simple conclusions and goals to help improve areas. Traditionally I have been opposed to making New Years goals, finding them petty and unobtainable.  While working on this post however, I came across the following list that has me thinking.

The Top 10 New Year's Resolutions in 2012 were the following:
1. Lose Weight
2. Getting Organized
3. Spend Less, Save More
4. Enjoy Life to the Fullest
5. Staying Fit and Healthy
6. Learn Something Exciting
7. Quit Smoking
8. Help Others in their Dreams
9. Fall in Love
10. Spend More Time with Family

These are all great goals that would improve each of our lives.  Each family in residency deals with unique challenges, lifestyles, triumphs, and disappointments.  So contrary to previous years, I am going to compile a list of general resolutions that could help all Resident Families.

1. Perspective- Remembering that DrH works part of a team and appreciate when others are working or covering call.
2. Patience- Just get the bad days over with - better days lie ahead.  (Christmas Day is our official residency 'hump day'!!! The longest 2.5 years ever.)
3. Love- Finding new small ways to show love and appreciation within our homes and while DrH is at the hospital. 
4. Involvement- Stay busy.  Use service, hobbies, and/or work to keep your mind and time active. 
5. Happiness- Focusing on what is going amazing in your life.  We would all prefer to spend more time with DrH, but while waiting we need to find happiness in the small things around us.
6. Confidence- Especially our MS4 families!  Have confidence and success in your new residency city, as you prepare, move, and meet new acquaintances.

I suggest we look to 2014 with renewed ideas, hope, and happiness!

Happy New Year!



Blogger Kellys Reality said...

I love your list geared toward doctors wives! I think my resolution will be your #3 and just love more. Even when he's on call and stressed and were arguing just to take time to calm down and appreciate everything and all the love we have.

December 27, 2013 at 7:32 PM  

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