Entry #15, January 2, 2010
Welcome 2010! Every new year, the resolutions for our lives, family, work, and health are made.. although, by Spring the resolutions are forgotten, and we slip back to the old ways, and same us. How about this year, try something different? How about redefining and refining the goals you already are in the process of doing? Instead of taking on goals that are too hard to accomplish, let’s take smaller steps in the direction of our goals? This new decade is about enhancing you, not reinventing from scratch.
- The Holiday’s are behind you: Sometimes the holiday’s give us an excuse for not keeping on track with our goals. Between the hustle and bustle, relatives, gift giving, and exhaustion.. who’s has time?! It’s now January, and we can reflect back on a great holiday and move on.
- Packing up: Instead of throwing everything in one box, and stashing decorations in the garage. How about
taking advantage of home organization storage solution’s? Storage bins, ornament organizers and labeled bags can help you refine your holiday decorating, next season.
- Self organization: This January, make a seasonal “to-do” list on what you want to accomplish for your home, family, work, and yourself. Instead of resolutions, make a to-do list. This makes an action item that you can check off, instead of a pass/fail solution. If you want to lose weight, make a list of what it will take to accomplish this. I.e., Join a gym, drink more water, join a support group, get family involved, etc.. This way you start organizing and redefining what is required to meet your goal.
- Get family involved: Help yourself, by helping your family. Talk to your spouse about ways to improve the household, to make it run more efficiently, or less stress filled. Continue your parenting goals from last year, and tweak what has worked and not worked. Talk with the kids one-on-one about improvements they’d like to accomplish. It could be school, sports, getting more involved in activities, or even improving relationships with their friends. January is a great “excuse” to get back on top of the goals that you and your family were derailed from last year.
- Stay positive: You are your worst enemy. Even if you don’t fulfill your intent, make a smaller goal, and take steps to it. The reason we get excited each January, is because it’s like a “do-over” on our lives. Keep that same attitude in each day of your life. This way, each new year doesn’t have to be the start, each day can build on the last, improving your goals, and bringing you one step closer with each climb! Have a great 2010!
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