I too have resolves I would like to accomplish this year, I rather view them as goals to achieve.
Many years ago a friend said to me that a Goal without a Plan is just a Dream. He was right. So when I set out to achieve a goal I devise a plan.
Basically, I set mini goals that lead to a midway point. Then, I repeat the process until I complete my goal. Then.... I celebrate. Hooray!!
Additionally, I brake down my goals into catergories. These are my categories this year. Personal, Relationship, Spiritual, Business and Household. I can always add more if I need to.
A word caution. Don't overdo it. Too many goals, especially if this is your first time around, can overwhelm you and then you'll be discouraged, throw up your hands and throw out your list. You don't want that to happen. I will be sharing some of my goals and the progress I make throughout the year.
Two Words for 2014
Last year was a very trying year for my family. We experienced the loss of a job, getting a new job, moving, hurting my back, to mention a few things. Needless to say it was tough.
I allowed the stress to overwhelm me to the point where I only saw the problems. I missed the good things that happened in between. Even now, trying to think back on them, I can't remember.
For that reason my first word for 2014 is...
Years ago when I attended Massage School in California, I learned the importance of breathing. Deep and focused breathing. I practiced this purposeful breathing for years after. I have gotten away from doing this. I can't really remember the last time I practiced. I will start again this year, today, now. Not only literal breathing, but doing so in a figurative way as well. Pausing to consider before acting, before allowing the stress to take hold.
Therefore, my second word for 2014, the word I will picture in my head each time I encounter a roadblock, difficulty or challenge is...
Have you decided on your goals for the year? If you have please share. Did you choose a word for the year? If you haven't give it a try.