Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Little Help With New Years Resolutions

Getting organized.

Keeping grounded.

Having fun.

New Years resolutions.
Good intentions.
Goals for a perfect world.
A fresh new start.

Most of my life I've poo-pooed New Years resolutions.  To even attempt to keep a goal for an entire year just seemed entirely unrealistic to me.  What's the point in making lofty goals that I know I'll forget about in a matter of days?  That's how I've always felt about them.

But these past couple of years I've found myself coming around to the idea of making goals for a fresh new year.  Of course on some level I know I won't meet them 100%.  That's just life.  Unexpected things come up.  But I don't think that means I should give up on making goals all together.

So, for perhaps the first time in my life, a couple of days ago I took a minute to sit down by myself in a quiet corner and write out a few of my goals for the new year.  They're basic things.  Things that I can actually accomplish.  Specific things that I could actually check off my list.  Because abstract goals are good to keep in mind, but I think specific goals are much more satisfying to put down on paper.

What about you?  Are you into making New Years resolutions?  Or are you bah humbug about them like I used to be?

This next week I'm going to be sharing some helpful links and information that I hope will be helpful to you as you plan and carry out working on your own New Years resolutions.  I've got a couple of fun guest posts lined up to help me out too.  So you're all in for a treat!

Have a great time celebrating tonight!

See you back here next week for some fun ideas to help out with your New Years resolutions!


Lisa Lou said...

woo woo woo!!!
Re: New Year's Resolutions
I've always been a fan. In 2010 I made the resolution to be more social and go on more dates. I got married that year. In 2011 I made the resolution to talk to a new sister every week in church (or at least a sister I didn't know very well) and I've made new friends. So yeah, I've have good experiences with making goals. Of course I've had goals that I totally forget about by March, but I found having them in plain sight, by the calendar, helps keep me on track to remember what I wanted to do.

{oc cottage} said...

Gosh, I am just glad I made it thru '11...hoping for a better '12!

m ^..^