Why I’m making New Years Goals, not Resolutions

This year, I am not making resolutions. I am setting goals. Why? When I think of resolutions that are popular, I think of things like exercise more, eat healthy, save money, get organized, etc. Then I think of how often someone actually accomplishes those goals, and keeps up with them. They last maybe a week, a month? Not very long. You hear plenty of these … Continue reading Why I’m making New Years Goals, not Resolutions

Why I’m making New Years Goals, not Resolutions

This year, I am not making resolutions. I am setting goals. Why? When I think of resolutions that are popular, I think of things like exercise more, eat healthy, save money, get organized, etc. Then I think of how often someone actually accomplishes those goals, and keeps up with them. They last maybe a week, a month? Not very long. You hear plenty of these resolutions, and then you hear plenty of people saying they have already forgotten what they had planed to do.

So whats the point to that? There isn’t one.

Instead of setting yourself up for failure, start your year out by setting yourself up for success. How?

Write goals, with steps that you can accomplish. That way you can build up to your final goal over the year.

Now if you can go cold turkey and just wake up January first and hit the gym everyday for the rest of your life, that’s awesome. Good for you! But for those of us who need a plan and need to build up to the final goal, here are some way that I like to plan out a goal.

This year, I want to keep the house clean. I am great at making messes and then not picking them up. Before I know it, I can’t do anything in the space and I want to scream, ignore it, and pretend it doesn’t exist. So my first goal for the new year (which I have already tried to start) is to keep the house organized and clean. Here are my steps for really planning out my goal.

1. What is your long term goal?

Keep the house clean and organized.

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Who am I?

Simple enough question. Right? Wrong.

Yesterday I had a class scheduled for 2:30pm. No one showed up. Here’s what went through my head. Well it may not have gone exactly like this minute for minute, but you get the idea.

2:20pm – I’ve got an awesome sequence planed. Can’t wait!

2:25pm – Why isn’t anyone here yet?

2:30pm – I guess no ones coming. I’ll stay a little while.

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Trying Something New: Part 1

Today, I will be trying paddle boarding for the first time! As if that wasn’t going to be challenging enough, I’ll be trying some yoga on the board as well.

Just thinking about it right now, makes my heart beat faster. I know that a paddle board is wider and thicker than a surf board, making it more stable. The only thing is that my swimming skills are not that great. I can survive when needed, but I generally don’t go swimming for fun. The idea of falling off the board unexpectedly is terrifying.

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You Are Just A Reflection

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Image from rawforbeauty.com

I found this quote and could immediately understand the growling dogs side of things. When I found this, I was at work, not my favorite place to be, simply because its not the job for me. Each day I go in to work wishing I worked somewhere else and each day I leave angry, frustrated and tired. (Sometimes I do probably sound like I’m growling)

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Why Talk Yourself Out?

During Teacher Training, I realized that after a while, I just give up. I talk myself out of a project or commitment, give reasons as to why there is no need to finish. When I start, I think it’s the greatest idea ever! I think that it’s a awesome project that I will start and finish up in no time and it will be beautiful! But guess what, after getting into, it starts to loose its appeal. Before long, I’ll haven given up.

Ok, I guess I’ve always known this, but I’ve given the excuse, that if I was truly passionate about it, I would finish it. And if I didn’t finish, I didn’t really care about. I believed that one day, my dream job would just jump into my lap and I would live happily ever after.

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Igniting your Inspiration…again: Part 2 – Web Design

I actually really like designing, but I haven’t finished a web site in a while. Like the paintings, I tinker around until I’m not sure where to go next. Then it just sits…. for quite a while. Like the new layout for this blog that I had started to design a while ago. I still don’t have my own layout, which seems a bit silly … Continue reading Igniting your Inspiration…again: Part 2 – Web Design

Collection of Paintings

Igniting your Inspiration…again: Part 1 – Painting

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1. Stormy Skies; 2. Lonely Ride; 3. Pink Skies; 4. Painted Desert

I have always loved art, and just loved doing things. There is always something that I’m working on here and there to keep me busy. After going to an art school, for web design, nothing to do with painting, I started to enjoy painting. While at school, I didn’t really know why I had to take painting and drawing classes to build a web site. Now I’m grateful for those classes.

Since I always have something going on, something always gets neglected in the corner to collect the local dust bunnies.

Lately, that has been my paintings, 2 in the closet, 1 in a art bag, 1 on the easel.

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