New Years Resolutions
Another new year is about to ring in and time to think of New Years resolutions and what that means for me. For me, a new year’s resolution is a statement without defined ways of completing the resolution.
So, with some thought, for 2020, I’ll try another way of approaching my goals without sacrificing the art of, as they say, take time to smell the flowers along the way.
For 2020, instead of a new year's resolution, I'm defining my goals for the year and the steps I'll use to complete my goals. Click To Tweet
2019 had Its ups and downs
Overall it was a good year. I’ve grown spiritually, emotionally, and one I have a lot to be thankful for; my health, my family members are healthy, beautiful grandchildren and one on the way, a job, a home, a truck, and the list can go on.
It’s also been one of learning and broadening my horizons, putting myself out there, where I’m vulnerable to criticisms and one where I’ve learned what’s important most; what I think of myself. I’ve learned to be kinder, gentler and forgiving to myself. It’s these things that have pushed me forward through vulnerable feelings when I have posted a video or written a post of my struggles and success.[the_ad id=”564″]
All this and sometimes I can get down about things
That’s a regular thing for most people, right? Being aware I felt this way sometimes helped me to see its effects on all aspects of my life. I’ve made a real effort to see the positive in the situation, and at the very least, ask myself how I can change things for a better outcome and when the outcome will be the same, be positive anyway.
It feels better to be happy instead of grumpy, live life with a smile on! With this, I was able to tackle difficult situations with a positive attitude. I can’t say I always got it right, though. This is a goal I have set for 2020 and beyond. Oh, I mention, a positive attitude attracts positive rewards in life!
What I’ll do for the New Year
I’ll be defining my goals on paper, listing each goal and steps to achieve each goal. I’ll be heading out to Michaels to buy a chalkboard to hang on my kitchen wall with my goals listed. This way, I’ll be able to see my goals every day. Not jumping over any steps will be a goal in its self! I think a list that isn’t too long would be the way to go too, achievable. I will be able to complete some goals sooner than others. I’ll be able to add new ones or give the time I spent on a crossed off goal to one I’m still working on.
I need to thank Brett
A new friend, he doesn’t know it yet but he is the inspiration behind the positive feelings that turned my New Year resolutions into goals for 2020. He showed me his spreadsheet of goals and activities he has been working on. (goals and activities, and the time given to each goal, it’s a very detailed list. I was impressed). I may not use a spreadsheet, but the idea has been planted in my mind!
As for my 2020 goals formerly known as New Years Resolutions, listed are a few of them!
Not in any order (I’m not quite finished writing out the list, the list may look different when done), one of which is; will be to finish one book a month, reading at least one chapter daily. I’ve always liked to read. Why I didn’t read regularly in the past? I finished Jo Nesbo’s novel The Knife yesterday, a perfect read!
- Complete one blog post every week, limiting 15 minutes a day to write it!
- Calling someone every day within family and friends circle to sincerely check-in and say hi.
- I’ve been writing a book! I put that off for too too long. I’ll spend 30 minutes every day to write.
- Guitar lessons! – once a week – find a place for lessons (the guitar has been sitting in its stand in my living room for years)
- Body care – yoga – 2 to 3 times a week
- Continue to progress with my fitness and nutrition journey – every day – increase the weight I lift, regular ab work after class and, maybe three times a week a the rec center for strength building- 5 am perhaps, perhaps not?
- I want to spend more time with family and friends on at least one day of the weekend – planning begins on Monday prior
Right about now, you might be thinking…
Didn’t he say, “I think a list that isn’t too long would be the way to go too.” I used to think that way too. How much time I used to spend doing brainless, motionless activities, mainly, TV or social media. Don’t get me wrong, I do like those things, but there is time for those activities after I’ve completed for the day the life-enriching goals I’ve set for myself.
It’s a good thing it’s not 2020 yet, I’ve spent way more than 15 minutes writing this post. I started writing the draft on December 18. If I had been writing 15 minutes every day, I could have worked on some finishing touches and posted it in 15 minutes. As I say, it’s progress, not perfection!
I took a break from writing this post to get the day rolling, and while in the shower, I thought of a plethora of things I want to do. I think Brett’s spreadsheet is looking like something I may have to implement after all! I’ll be able to chip away on these things chip by chip!
Whatever you want to call it, New Years Resolutions or goals I wish you all a Happy New Year! I hope 2020 brings you happiness and good things!
Comments are always appreciated; let’s start a conversation! What are your thoughts on New Years Resolutions and Goals?
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I started on my fitness and nutrition journey when I was 53, and along the way, I became passionate about sharing my journey in hopes of inspiring others to begin their journey.