Let it be resolved that…

Happy New Year! Today you start fresh and anew. Today is a day many of us will see the last year as a closed-door and the new year as an open one. A gateway standing ready for us to  passover from the old to the new.

I am a resolution person. Yes, I make New Year Resolutions. I make them every year. I, personally, enjoy reflecting on the year that is coming to an end. I like to take stock of what worked in my life and what didn’t. I believe my growth, development, success and happiness are tied to these times of honest reflection and tweaking in direction.

I don’t see resolutions as just words on paper. I don’t see them as lofty goals that will never come to fruition. I’m a goal oriented individual. For me, resolutions are my over-arching annual goals. I then work every month, week, day with those goals (resolutions) in mind. To borrow from the words of Tony Horton (P90X); “I do my best and forget the rest.”

I break down my resolutions into categories. I make resolutions for these key areas of my life:

  1. Personal health
  2. Spiritual wellbeing
  3. Family
  4. Personal growth and development
  5. Relational
  6. Career
  7. Financial

My 2018 List of Resolutions looks something like this (This list is not all-inclusive. But, you get the gist):

  1. Complete three to four 90-minute workouts each week combining aerobics and weightlifting.
  2. Maintain current healthy weight.
  3. Eat clean and healthy and strive to eat as close to nature as possible.
  4. Start each day with quiet time. Give myself at least one hour each morning to stop and reflect (usually accompanied by two cups of coffee).
  5. Read through and study one book of the Bible each month.
  6. Daily prayer.
  7. Take two trips per year with my husband.
  8. Golf in Vegas (My husband enjoys this).
  9. Monthly date nights with my husband. Mix it up. Pick new restaurants and try new activities together.
  10. Visit my husband at work each month.
  11. Family game/snack or pizza night each month.
  12. Girl family days each quarter or more.
  13. Sell my car.
  14. Eliminate debt.
  15. Increase savings.
  16. Buy one piece of original art each year (Maybe two. Shhh! Don’t tell my husband).
  17. Take two college classes each semester.
  18. Learn to play the piano.
  19. Read a minimum of six books this year.
  20. Write a minimum of one blog post each week. Strive for more.
  21. Work to let others know they’ve been heard by listening more than speaking and staying engaged in the moment.
  22. Complete a minimum of two paintings this year. (Creativity breeds creativity. Inspiration comes through exposure).
  23. Always give a 100% to those who employ my services. Provide the best service attainable.
  24. Do more of the things I enjoy.
  25. Be free with compliments but never lie for the sake of feelings.
  26. Look forward more than I look back.
  27. Be cognizant of how I spend my time and with whom. Negativity grows quicker than cancer.
  28. My home is a safe zone for those who live in it. My ears and heart will be open. My words encouraging and up-lifting. Honesty, peace and integrity must reside here.

Whether you make resolutions or not, let it be resolved that 2018 be a dynamic year for you. Here’s to wishing you all the best life has to offer. Cheers & Happy New Year!

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