10, 9, 8, 7………before we reach January 1
Have you given any thought to your New Years Resolutions?
I’ve come to one conclusion about making New Year’s Resolutions. It’s actually a big conclusion if I may say so myself.
I’m not a physiologist or a therapist but as a busy mom, wife, and working woman, I really think that I am on to something big here.
If I don’t write something down in my planner on the calendar, it doesn’t get done! End of story. I may have had the best intentions to go to Skippy’s party or our dental appointment but if it wasn’t written in my planner, forgotten!
And yes, I admit it. I still use a pen and paper day planner. Even the Pastor at my church who I thought would never convert to a digital calendar just introduced me to a calendar app that I just might try.
I have a smartphone. I love it but my pen and paper never needs charged. I’m just saying! Don’t judge!
For now, I’m going to do my best to set you and me up for success this year. I’m going back to basics. We’re talking “Old School”. Pretending it is 1999 again. Teaching our kids what life was like before wifi, apps, and Smart Phones.
Here is a great way to remember our New Year’s Resolutions.
I’ve set up a Writing Bar in my dining room for guests to jot done some specific New Year’s Resolutions.
There are several different color pens and pencils in bins so that you can be creative with your list. Now you can create your own font size and color preference.
Included on the writing bar are fun note cards that you can take home and hang up as a reminder of your goals for the upcoming year. It won’t whistle or beep to remind you. You gotta read it and use your note card like a billboard. Put it somewhere you look everyday. On a mirror, by your toothbrush, or near the vitamins.
There is a sign listing different categories that you can use as inspiration for areas to concentrate your New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve done some research and tried to list the top areas that people most commonly want to improve. This way guests can relax and pick one instead of having to think of something on the spot.
People say that you can achieve higher success with a New Year’s Resolution or any goal when you write down specific time frame to accomplish your goal. Have fun with your goals. Most people want to improve in some area. Figure out a fun goal for you and specifically write it down.
I am excited to see the ball drop in Times Square and sing Old Auld Lang Syne on December 31. But what I am most excited about is the endless possibilities of New Years Resolutions.
Whatever it is that you would like to achieve this year, write it down. Keep your card in sight and set a specific date you plan to accomplish your goal or goals.
I would love to hear what some of your New Year’s Resolutions are. Comment below and let me know.
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