Every year people make resolutions at the beginning of the year, most of which do not last very long at all. Why? Not all resolutions are really very realistic if you have to make a huge change in lifestyle. Instead, take baby steps in order to help you achieve your goals. According to studies, over half of the top ten New Years Resolutions are health-related...hum. Yes, it is a good way to kick off the new year by eating better and exercising, but be sure to take those baby steps so you do not feel overwhelmed.
This year on New Years Eve, as everyone gathered around the table to eat dinner, we took a few moments to share our own resolutions for the new year. A resolution is just a fancy word for "goal", therefore I made a list of the goals I have for 2012.
1. Move to a new place and have an adventure with my hubby.
2. Take step-by-step photos of projects/recipes and share them on my blog.
3. Participate in a couple's Bible study with my hubby.
4. Run a half-marathon.
5. Learn to sew.
There are other things I would like to do this year, but the five I listed are all things that I know are realistic and dear to my heart.
In my opinion, the best way to start and keep up with your goals is to make lists. Write, write, write. Get a notebook or journal to keep up with things. Post sticky notes. Whatever it takes to make your goals happen, do it!