Ok, so here we are at the end of another year. I think I am happy to have a NEW YEAR since this year has been very ‘trying’.
Traditionally, today is the day for ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ and, also traditionally, over the next month or so we forget our resolutions or realise that we just can’t commit to them.
Having had a bit of experience with setting goals and making commitments which seem hard to fulfill (writing a 50 000 word novel in 30 days springs to mind) I have learned that setting small achievable goals is the way to go.
A goal for today is that I need to make my niece’s birthday card and post her parcel. Should be quite achievable. There is a little pressure here because her birthday is mid next week and she lives interstate. With the public holidays coming up I need to get her parcel into the post today, in an overnight bag, so it arrives in time. Presents are Very Important when you are turning 6!
According to the Free Online Dictionary, “resolution” means: 1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination. 2. A resolving to do something. 3. A course of action determined or decided on.
Hmm. “Firm determination”.
Ok. What am I ‘determined’ to do in 2011?
Personal Training … 3 times per week, for the first quarter … which essentially means all the weeks of the school term and whenever Lovely Sharon is available outside of those dates.
Writing … a little bit several times per week until I get the current piece of work finished.
Sharing the JOY … to be happier with life and living and to share about it MORE. I am committed to BIRTHDAYS: celebrating and acknowledging those special days of all my friends. That means handmade birthday cards and a Birthday Calendar ~ I’ve just succumbed to the iPhone phenomena and the highlight is an ‘app’ which lists all the Birthdays of those people in my contact list! I LOVE it!
Being Creative … ok, so that kind of goes without saying because I really can’t go for too long without either needing to make a card or gift for someone or wanting to play with paper! Another year with Stampin’ Up! YAY!
Well, there you go. A good, manageable list of resolutions for 2011. I think they’re sustainable, too. I do love the thought that I can get to this time, next year and have achieved all of those things! Yippee!
What are Your New Year’s Resolutions?