Goals, Not Resolutions.

Wow, I am really finding it hard to get back into the swing of things. Anyone else know what I am talking about? It is funny how easily our schedules can get so easily messed up. A few weeks with the kiddos at home and doing all sorts of things, and suddenly I can’t seem to get back on track with stuff I do consistently my entire life. Maybe that is why we need New Years Resolutions so badly! Something to help up focus and get back to how we should be. Recently I heard someone mention that they prefer making New Years Goals, rather then resolutions. This person said that when they make a resolution they feel as if they should already have mastered the resolution and just start doing it!

I hear that!

When I resolute to eat better, I feel as if the very next day I should be doing exactly that. Eat better NOW!  When I resolute to be kinder, I get mad when I am not kinder instantly. See what I mean? I don’t leave any room for mistake. I unrealistically expect myself to Just Do It! On the other hand, when you make a GOAL, it is something you know you have to work towards. Something you know you have not perfected, but would like to be better at. To me that difference makes a whole lot of sense!

With that in mind…

Here are a few of my New Years Goals.

  1. Blog at least once a week.
  2. Learn how to remain calm, even in stressful situations.
  3. Enjoy the moment. Stop looking towards the ending of things.
  4. Be a better wife.

Why those goals you ask? Well I will break it down…but later. That way I can keep my first goal and have something to write about! ;-)

Anyone else out there feel that way about Resolutions vs. Goals? If so, I challenge you to make your resolutions into goals! Work towards something rather then deciding you should already be doing it.

Good luck for 2013!

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