Thursday, January 23, 2014

It is okay to say "No" to Resolutions

Here we are nearing the end of January, the first month of 2014. I hope, that if you have set a resolution for the new year, that you are doing your best to stick to it. If you haven't stuck to it, or if you didn't even set one, that is okay too.

Many resolutions that people set are rigid and unrealistic. "Lose weight", "Save money", "Stop stressing" are a few popular goals that people have for the new year. I'm not saying that making these are wrong, but you could be setting yourself up for failure.

I STRONGLY believe in setting goals. In fact, I have notebooks filled with ideas, to-to lists, and ways to better myself. Rather than make an "all or nothing" New Years resolution, try to set flexible goals that will keep you motivated while working to achieve a lofty goal.

While you're thinking about what you'd like to achieve, I challenge you to reflect on the previous year.

I was thrilled to read JoeyCake's blog and find a list of questions that allowed me to look back on 2013 and look forward to 2014.

This is where I found inspiration for this post and to create my own New Year's questionnaire to help with introspection.


Thinking about the past year:

For what are you most grateful?

What was something challenging that you were able to overcome?

What new skills did you learn?

When were you most proud?

What was the best thing that you ate?

Who did you forgive?

What did you learn about yourself?

When did you feel the most strong?


Thinking about the new year:

How can you help others?

What new skill would you like to learn?

Where would you like to travel?

What relationships would you like to strengthen?

Hiw can you step outside if your comfort zone to grow?

How can you be kinder to yourself?

*** Feel free to print this list out and hang it on your wall, fill it out, share it with friends, or just read through it.

Wishing you a HAPPY, healthy, blessed 2014!


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